Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Growing Up with Stories.... by Christine Bush

I started reading when I was very young.  I’d find books around the house, or at the library, and often would be “reading up”, dealing with vocabulary that I didn’t know, or had never heard spoken.

 So I figured out the meaning, and deciphered my own pronunciation (No, never so clever to find a dictionary, as I didn’t want to put the book down.)
To this day, there are words that I have to “reprocess” in my mind to the correct pronunciation because of this early incorrect brainwashing. This has made for some funny moments. But the love of reading and the love of story has deep roots.

What did you read in your early days?  How did you find your “genre”?

Like many, I read every Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, and Cherry Ames book I could find.

Then I graduated to Mary Stewart, Agatha Christie, Daphne DuMaurier, Phyllis Whitney and Danielle Steele.


This was followed by the early Harlequin books.  And as the market grew, so did my reading. And then I began to write!
I'm really grateful for those early reading experiences. How about you?  What were your favorite “early books?” I’d love to hear! 

Christine Bush is the award winning author of many books and novellas of sweet romance and light mystery. When she isn’t writing, she can be found working with clients as a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice, or teaching Psychology at a local college.  She lives with her family and two crazy cats in northeastern Pennsylvania, and loves to hear from readers and aspiring writers.
Christine's latest book, a romantic suspense titled  “Almost Anonymous” was released in April.


  1. Lots of Cherry Ames and The Secret Garden. Also, the Five Little Peppers.

  2. I read everything and anything I can get my hands on, Christine. :)