Mindee Arnett, soon-to-be newly published author, says she owes her youthful epiphany (that she could write stories) to her sixth-grade teacher in Kettering.
“I always loved to read from the time I was a little girl,” Mindee says, “and I even told myself stories, but it didn’t occur to me that I could write stories until my sixth-grade teacher gave us a writing prompt and assigned us to write a short story based on that prompt. After that assignment, my imagination was unleashed!”
And so was her desire to write her own stories.
Her first published novel, “The Nightmare Affair,” young adult fantasy, will release in hardback and as a e-book from Tor Teen on March 5. She will launch her novel locally at Books & Co. at The Greene that evening at 7, discussing and reading from her novel, with a book-signing to follow.
Mindee is Kettering native, graduating from Fairmont High School in 1998 and from Wright State University in 2002 with a B.A. in English Literature, and again in 2005 with an M.A. in the same field. She currently lives in Germantown with her husband and two small children. She works as a contractor in software development at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Her avocation is tending to her horses on her family’s land in Germantown.
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