Hey all you readers and writers! Emma Michaels here to introduce our guest author of the day:
Hello Sophie and welcome to The Writers Voice!
What would you like for readers to take away from your novel/novels?
Personally, I read for pleasure, for escape … for books that make me feel good. Hopefully that’s what I give to my readers. If they’re still thinking about my book long after it’s over, I feel like I did my job.
What part of your first novel did you find hardest to write?
My first novel ever? Hm. The biggest challenge was finishing the book! It’s always fun and exciting when you sit down and start the book. Right around 100 pages, it becomes seriously hard work. The temptation to start on a new, fresher idea can be overwhelming. Especially when you’re not contracted and no is forcing you to finish the book.
Was there ever a moment when you wouldn’t trade what you do as an author for the world? What was that moment for you?
Fortunately, there have been many moments like that for me– where I have felt immensely rewarded. Holding my very first book in my hands! Meeting fans … reading their emails. Getting the first check in the mail! I mean … getting paid to do something you love is such a tremendous blessing. So many people go to work and don’t particularly enjoy what they do. I always feel lucky that that isn’t the case for me.
What makes you feel like you’re reading or have read a truly amazing book?
Not forgetting it even years later.
Is there one book that has had an impact on not only your writing, but on you personally?
Night by Elie Wiesel. Everyone should read it.
Tell us something most people don’t know about you!
Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve had an intense fascination with true crime television/media (I even attended law school briefly thinking I would go into criminal law) … it might seem a morbid interest, but I’ve always been intrigued with the nature vs. nurture argument and what drives people to commit terrible crimes. All of this is what inspired me to write my new YA series, UNINVITED.
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