About



     Hayden Wand was born one summer's afternoon in the late twentieth century, midway through that decade called "the nineties." The previous nine months of existence had accustomed her to darkly-lit isolation, something she never entirely outgrew. Due to these tendencies, in some circles (i.e. her family) she has been called a vampire, but this is very likely untrue.

     Her parents were sincere and devout in their desire to teach her in the ways of the Lord, and they homeschooled Hayden and all four of her younger siblings. She became a Christian during this time, and continues to take great comfort in the words of the Bible.

     Photographic evidence proves that her predilection for literature was acquired at an early age, and she eagerly devoured any book she could get her hands upon. At the age of nine she penned her first story, but it is unfortunately unavailable to the public as it has since been viciously shredded and enthusiastically burnt.

     The writing continued, however, and after graduating high school, she spent three years completing her first novel, Hidden Pearls. It was also during this time she had a novella, "The Wulver's Rose," published in the Five Enchanted Roses fairy tale collection. She very much encourages the reader to buy her work, since starving writers much prefer the adjective "well-fed." Thankfully, if the reading public proves heartless, she has a wonderful mother with excellent talent in the cooking department.

     Hayden loves stories in all forms, but especially those written by Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, L.M. Montgomery, and C.S. Lewis. She has an alarming obsession with Sherlock Holmes, which she claims began after an early childhood viewing of The Great Mouse Detective, and a great affinity for mysteries in general. She also has an appreciation for black-and white films, musicals, action movies, superheroes, and science fiction, especially if Time Lords and a TARDIS are involved.

     She currently attends a local college where she studies history and can usually be found haunting the campus library.

8 comments:

Kelsey Carnes said...

This is brilliant. Love the new blog!!! And the design is gorgeous!

Hayden said...

Thanks, Kelsey! :D

Madeline Osigian said...

Brilliant! I love it! Now to cook up a good about page for myself. :O

Miss E said...

Lovely! Sounds like we have much in common :-) I'm off to follow you on twitter now (hope that didn't sound creepy.. it definitely wasn't meant to be!)

Kimberly Clear said...

Hayden, I just finished reading The Wolver's Rose aloud to my family. We so enjoyed it! I read out your blogger profile and one of my younger sisters was shocked that you didn't mention Elizabeth Gaskell in your list of favorites. :)
Love the Mulan reference, I bet you sing Les Mis music too! We think you sound like fun, keep honoring Him in your writing. And if you ever need friends in Michigan...
;)

Hayden said...

Kimberly: Oh, thank you! haha- You can tell your sister that I do like Elizabeth Gaskell: my favorite of her novels is Wives and Daughters, though my favorite movie adaptation is Cranford. And of course, North and South is really good, too :)

Thank you so much! And yes....I might sing Les Mis on occasion... ;)

Esther Eckstine said...

Hi Hayden!
Austen, Dickens, Montgomery, Lewis, Sherlock Holmes black and white films, musicals AND Doctor Who?!?!?!?!?! Seriously, those are ALL my favorites!!!!
We must be kindred spirits! I am so pleased to have found your blog! Beautiful design too.
~E

Hayden said...

Esther: Thanks so much for stopping by! It's always marvelous to find more kindred spirits! :D

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