Today, we're pleased to introduce you to T. S. Welti, author of the popular Sci-Fi novel Darklandia.

For me, the written word evolved from absolute torture to absolute bliss somewhere between the kindergarten graduation luau and the middle of first grade. My parents moved around a lot from the time I was born until I was five. As a result, I entered kindergarten late at the age of five, but I also spoke three languages fluently. My teacher thought it would be a good idea for me to stay after school to read phonics books and practice my reading comprehension. I was so upset that my mother agreed to this arrangement, that every day after school I would go straight to my room, hit record on my parents' tape recorder, and make up stories that featured my mother as the Wicked Witch of the West. In other words, my storytelling career began as an act of vengeance.

I continued to write throughout my school years, choosing instead to feature my friends and idols as characters. After six years of college, and the birth of my daughter, I gave up on writing for over three years. During this time, I worked as assistant to the Vice President of a large government contractor for over ten years before I was laid off in November of 2010. By that time, I had almost finished the first draft of my first novel. I decided it was as good a time as any to give this writing gig a shot.

I am now a Top 100 Science Fiction Author on Amazon and my mom has finally forgiven me for those stories I told about her thirty years ago.

You can follow T. S. Welti on her Facebook page (http://facebook.com/tswelti.author), Twitter (http://twitter.com/ts_welti), and her website (http://tswelti.com).