It’s that time of year again. The one most kids dread. But I wasn’t one of those kids. I loved school as a child. I had good grades, participated nicely, and I’ll admit, I was a teacher’s pet. I was one of those kids all teachers wanted in their class.
Why was I so in a hurry to start school? For many reasons. It was a safe haven where I knew things followed a routine (I was an anxious child) and because I knew I could learn new things every day. I couldn’t get enough in books; I always needed more.
But the main reason was that I would get new school items. New pencils, new coloring pencils, new notebooks, new everything. To this day, you can ‘lose’ me in a stationery store. I love the smell of a new book/notebook. When I get new pencils, which I still use almost every day, I religiously sharpen them until they’re pointy. Same thing with coloring pencils. It’s a joy for me to do.
I remember like it was yesterday that moment when Mom would come home with all those things and I was allowed to help and put my name on my things. When we had a little more money, I got stickers to decorate my notebooks.
Things changed in high school. I didn’t make as good grades; I didn’t enjoy school as much. Each new year came with the stress of finding a locker partner, having to change in the locker room in front of everyone (I was and still am overweight). And being bullied. School wasn’t a refuge anymore.
The worst came with college. Every new semester came with the flu. Not because I was in contact with someone that had it. I developed it from stress! That ridiculous, really. And college was less than fun for me. I didn’t enjoy my major. I felt like I wasn’t in the right place. At least, I made some good friends.
So, this year, when the new year approached, I decided to change things. I bought three online courses to pursue my education with classes that I was interested in and that I can follow at my pace.
Once again, I went to the stationery store, bought notebooks and pencils (yes, I still take notes with pencils). I had my little ritual of preparing a pretty notebook and what I’d need for it. And I started learning again which is what I loved to begin with.
The Fate Series, Book 1 & 2
Outlander and Practical Magic meet the All Souls Trilogy in a tale of a small-town girl with a destiny set in a magical Scottish past. Maery Scott has humble dreams of taking over her mothers’ bed and breakfast when they retire, but the arrival of a strange man derails her plans. Suddenly her life is full of magic, and why shouldn’t it be? Maery’s a witch. What do you do when you discover you’re a witch with no powers? Who do you trust when your family has lied to you your entire life? When everyone claims you’ve been chosen to break a powerful evil, can you believe in yourself enough to conquer the past? That’s what Maery must discover in Bound Fate.
Maery has seen the true face for evil and must now rally her people to vanquish it once and for all. But who are her true allies in this battle to the death?
More About CM
CM Peters would like to be ageless but hasn’t found the fountain of youth just yet. She works in the communications field but her true passion is writing. She hails from Québec and has been back at writing regularly after a long break since college. An eclectic writer, CM is equally at home penning short erotica, quality fanfiction, and elaborate sci-fi and fantasy novels. Whatever genre she is working in, CM always centers her stories around complex, relatable characters. At the moment, she's hard at work on a new novel while preparing another for publication. She’s been published in erotica and romance anthologies, a collaborative book with Gallery Books, and co-edited a few anthologies, one coming in 2019. If she's not furiously typing, you'll surely find her with her eyes staring at the chocolate-brown beam in her living room to organize her next outline before putting it down on paper