Upon putting together the archives page containing interviews and spotlight posts, it came to my attention that the interview I completed with Book Reader Magazine was only featured on their private Facebook group, and there was no way for me to link back to it. However, I had saved the text back from when I originally completed the interview. It has been included below, for those of you who are interested.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I’d say my fascination with stories began when I was about five or six. I started reading around the age of four and began writing about a year after, just little drabbles about my day or what I hoped an upcoming fun event would be like. Seemingly, I quickly hit a point where I loved stories so much I wanted to see if I could create some of my own. By my intermediate school years it became a sort of cycle where reading would inspire me to put more time into my WIPs, and the more complex storylines I was exposed to the more complex storylines I wanted to create. I was always on the lookout for new stories because I wanted to expose myself to every kind of readable situation possible, and I think that has a lot to do with wanting to write. I’m constantly challenging myself to write something that will evoke in others the emotions that I’ve felt while reading some of my favorite works.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
My favorite authors are currently Jonathan Maberry, C.S. Lewis, Ned Vizzini, and Laurie Halse Anderson. My current favorite genre to read is probably science fiction; specifically, the kind that blends together enough real-world elements to make the fantastic somewhat believable, and enough sci-fi elements to round out the story. All of the aforementioned authors inspire me in my writings, depending on the genre I’m writing at the time. However, the majority of my inspiration for writing comes from composers because I almost always listen to music when I write. The composers from which I draw the most inspiration are Patrick Doyle, Brian Tyler, Gustavo Santaolalla, and Roque Baños.