Nancy Drew Is My Spirit Animal

by Esme Addison

 

It’s such a cliche for a mystery author to say he or she was inspired by Nancy Drew – but if it’s true, what can you do?

I always knew that I would be a published author (like most writers). It begins young, this desire to create stories and then write them down. I think I wrote my first story in 5th or 6th grade. I was in a gifted English class, and our project was to create a story, craft a cover out of cardboard, illustrate said cover and staple it all together. I remember feeling so satisfied when I looked down at my misshapen cardboard with the crudely drawn cover. I’d written my first book, and I was in love with the feeling. Continue reading