Willow began to appreciate writing when she was a Freshman in High School. Her English teacher made her see a new light to books that she hadn’t seen before. She’d spent that summer reading as many books as she possibly could and studying up on them. She’s tried her hand at writing a couple of times, but found she wasn’t any good. What she was really good at was reading, which she didn’t find to be very special at the time. She was good at analyzing and putting together parts of books that other people didn’t see. Her teacher suggested she studied into publishing and editing, and she did. Even though she does have a job as an editor, she isn’t really sure that is what she wants to do.
Willow and her parents had a fight about her moving away to college a few days before she left. Her mother wanted her to stay in Alabama and get married and have ten children like most people did in their town, and wouldn’t take no for an answer. Willow told them how she didn’t want that and how she disagrees with everything they’d ever taught her about prejudice and social status. She hasn’t spoken to them since.
Willow got in trouble a lot as a kid. From speaking out in class to disagreeing with her parent’s ideas on how she was supposed to live her life. She made sure to go to a college far away from home once she was out of High School so she would fit in more. She was kind of shy during her first year as a freshman, mostly because she’d never been out of Alabama before and she still had a noticeable southern accent, but once she realized how much better it was she become more outspoken.