"I don't have time to read..."
A recent study found that a dwindling number of adults still read for fun. There are many possible explanations for this behavior. Perhaps they never learned that reading could be fun when they were younger, or maybe they are too busy and simply don't have time to dedicate to a long novel. Whatever the reason, there is a solution to this problem, and that solution is: Short Fiction!
My name is Kendall Purser and I am an Independent Author who specializes in Short Fiction for those who are pressed for time, or who have yet to discover the joy of reading. I write short, fully developed stories that are perfect for those who don't have a lot of time to read, but still want a satisfying reading experience. Most of the stories that I write can be read in a few minutes up to a few hours. No need to set aside a week or two to finish that novel that is thicker than your arm. Let me take you away on an adventure for just a few minutes, or the afternoon.
"But my children HATE reading..."
One of the greatest faults of the modern education system is that it forces children to read before they develop the love of reading. While well intended, it is wrong to do this and has long lasting effects. Research has shown that children who read 20 minutes a day are more successful in school and in their future careers. The trick is to develop that love of reading first. My goal as an author is to produce books and stories that are fun, well developed, and engaging.
One of the biggest problems that parents face is that there is no clearly defined path from picture books to chapter books. The route that most publishers have taken for the past several decades is to try and expand picture books to chapter book length. The problem with this concept is that the quality and style of the writing is still that of a picture book and doesn't encourage the reader to grow.
As an independent author I have decided to go the opposite direction. I am writing in the style of chapter books, but at the length of picture books. This gives children the opportunity to grow as a reader by offering them plots and characters that are more substantial, but at a length they are comfortable with. As they develop a taste for chapter books they can transition to progressively longer books as in my Little Fiction series.
So whether you are looking for a short, engaging read for yourself, or your children, you have come to the right place! Welcome to the home of intentionally short stories!
Paula & Simon