Friday, March 30, 2012

Attendee Spotlight: Oliviamk1218

It's that time again... meet Oliviamk1218! :)

Hello fellow readers and writers!

My name is Kahlen and I was introduced to Twilight via my hairdresser about December of 2008. At that time, I hadn't read the books but she was swooning and I had a young daughter, who was a little young for YA, but she was an advanced reader. I decided to read the series to see if it was suitable for her at her tender age. Needless to say I loved the books.

Fanfiction came a little later for me. I was marketing a business and was looking for a way to connect with a lot of women...and what bigger community of women than the TwiHards? I began reading Tropic of Virgo by the amazing, in_a_blue_bathrobe and loved it. I also started writing my very first story around that time. I was very interested in the real lives of the actors and in reading the blogs and web sites, there were many others who were, too. I wanted to read a story where it would echo the real life events and have the blanks filled in, so I looked for it. When I didn't find it, I decided to write what became Beyond Twilight! The rest, as they say, is history. My pen name is Oliviamk1218 and my stories include BT, AfterGlow, Don't Forget to Remember Me and my current project, Isabella After Dark (which will be complete by the time the meetup happens.) All of my work was posted on and at one time, but now it is available on my livejournal community.

Best of all, I'm happy to say, Don't Forget to Remember Me is publishing as a trilogy! The first and hopefully the second books will drop before the meetup.

The fandom has been an great source of support and I've made some life-long friends from all over the globe! I treasure my incredible readers as well as the other writers who work so hard to bring quality stories to the fandom. I'm ecstatic to see so many who are now publishing for real! I'm looking forward to meeting some of these "old" friends in person, as well as make some brand new ones!!

I live in Nebraska with my one daughter (Olivia) and my two golden retrievers (Riley and Sophie). I'm happily divorced and enjoying life! By day, I sell diamonds, and I write all night!

I'm attaching a picture of me with Olivia.

Love and peace...


Vegas is going to be so much fun! We can't wait!

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