Darcie Chan: The Self-Published Bestseller on ‘How I Did It’

“I have wanted to be a writer since I was a little girl. I began writing poems in fifth grade. I attended middle school in Cheraw, Colo., and when I was in the seventh grade, I won a multischool, one-day writing contest. Clutching my little trophy, I burst through the front door and announced to my parents what I wanted to be when I grew up. 

“Follow your dreams! You can do anything you put your mind to,” said my book-loving, English-teacher mother. “You should think about another career, because writers have a hard time earning a living,” said my very practical and honest father. “You can always write on the side.” In the end, I took the advice of both my parents. I eventually became an attorney and found a legal job that I loved, and I began to work on my first novel in my spare time….Read More


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