About London Cole
This is the section filled with things you might not even want to know about me.
This is split up into a few different sections. Read each at your own risk.
The Official Bio
I am an author of Paranormal Young-Adult novels and novellas. I reside in the large and highly over-heated state of Texas, though I am not originally from there.I was born in the Pacific Northwest, growing up on an Island very near Canada. That means that I slip up and occasionally use words like “ehh” and pronounce “about” like “abooot”. I’m also told that I unknowingly slip into a light accent on occasion and say “dude” in an odd fashion. That has caused me to be mistaken for a foreigner on more than one occasion, especially when combined with my name “London” (not sure I understand that. Seems like it would be cliche for me to have the name London and be from London, right?).
Growing up, I always wanted to write but never really knew where to start. Then I got sucked into classical music, against my will, at an early age. Unlike many, I never had imaginary friends as a child, though since I was born into a navy family, the constant moving made me a loner. It was easier to be a loner than try and make new friends all of the time. Being a loner, and having been forbidden from watching TV by my sheltering mother, I turned to creating stories to entertain myself out of sheer boredom. Creating stories became a large part of my life to the point that I started narrating everything I did and conducting dialogue between multiple characters while in the shower. When I wasn’t writing stories, I was reading them. I went through dozens of books a month, mainly mysteries that my mom checked out from the library.
Once I got older, after high school and college, I started to take writing seriously. I lent a few pieces of work to friends, and online writing groups to get a feel for my ability. I became more confident in my writing, and now, here we are today.
The Less Official
Well, it seems right now that I can do either Official, or seriously Unofficial. Maybe this will show up magically if I close my eyes and dance in a circle while sneezing three times in rapid succession.
Nope. Guess not. Never worked with my college papers, either. (Isn’t it the definition of insanity to do the same thing repetitiously while expecting a different result? I wonder if I should take heed.)
The Very Unofficial Bio
London was raised by mermaids in a large tide-pool known as “The Tide-Pool” (yeah, mermaids aren’t very creative). A mermaid named Addie had just emerged from the pool for one of her few allotted walks upon dry-land when she found him swaddled in seaweed. Horrified that he was wrapped in plain and messy seaweed instead of the slippery but soft kelp, she gently picked him up and headed back into the water earlier than the ancient rules defined.
Seeing her selfless act, the Old Man of The Sea granted the baby the ability to survive underwater. Addie, needing a name for the baby, remembered the first city she’d visited on her first walk on dry land: London, England. Finding the baby filled her with an excitement similar to what she’d experienced in London, thus, the baby became known as London.
Eventually, London escaped the pool to pursue a normal life surrounded by girls not wearing seashells for swimsuits with fishtails for their lower bodies. In high school, London tried-out onto the Varsity swim team as a freshman. He steadily broke every swimming record the school had, winning state and nationals. He was fast-tracked for the Olympics when he wrote his first book. He was hooked. Olympic medals were forgotten as the writing bug overtook his days, his nights, his life.
Some nights he wakes to a longing to see Addie and the other mermaids again. But, no matter how much he misses them, he fears returning… that he would be unable to escape a second time.
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