Brittney Sowards is a fantasy and science fiction writer. Her projects include THE FOREST GIRL, a magical children’s picture book and AURORA, a young adult science fiction novel, along with various poems and short stories.
I have always loved to read and write. As a child I kept a huge folder packed full of stories that I wrote. I loved reading the Babysitter’s Club, Sweet Valley High, and Nancy Drew series, and they were the inspiration to some of the stories I wrote as a child. In high school I read the entire Fearless series by Francine Pascal and they quickly became my favorite. I love how brave and tough the main character, Gaia Moore, is. She’s definitely one of my favorite characters.
I love to write, because I love to create. I can sit in one spot and make up new people in new worlds and write stories about them. It’s also a way to channel my creative energy. It’s important for me to stay creative and imaginative. It keeps me feeling young, intelligent, and alive.
My favorite genres to write is fantasy and science fiction, because I love stories about space and magic.
Brittney Sowards was born in Point Pleasant, West Virginia on September 5, 1990. She currently lives in the small, rural community of Sandyville, West Virginia. She is married to Evan Sowards, a musician and I.T. Specialist, and is a mother of three boys: Trenton, Parker, and Odin. She studies Child Development at West Virginia University at Parkersburg and homeschools her children.
I like to stay busy and feel accomplished. I have so many little projects that I work on. I do everything to avoid a 9-5 job, be my own boss, and stay home with my children.
Besides reading and writing, I love to spend time with my family, travel, and be in nature. We live in a rural community with some short trails behind our house that are fun to explore. We have vegetable and flower gardens. I love seeing the deer, squirrels, and rabbits that show up in our yard. We have two black labs named Chloe and Lena.
More of my articles on parenting and homeschooling can be found at my blog, Mama Babe.