Interview with Kaylee Hoffman

Who are your favorite authors?
I could never really answer this question, as it changes frequently.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
If I'm not writing, I'm usually reading or hanging out with my boyfriend.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes! It was about a girl who went through hell and back. At the time, I was dealing with some rough stuff. I feel as though I grew stronger with that character.
What is your writing process?
Write! Ignore every little issue and focus on getting everything down. Once you're done with that, edit, edit, edit.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My five favorite books are; The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, The 100 by Kass Morgan, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Scars by Cheryl Rainfield, and Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. I love all of these books because I enjoy reading things that make me feel wrapped up inside the story. Honestly, there are several more books that I love, but these are just the top five I would have to pick.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read a little bit of everything. It really just depends on my mood.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a very, interesting neighborhood. The people there were bad, and did bad things. My household was split, and I was caught on a side that I couldn't escape from. Because of this, I am very much in touch with my emotions, making it very easy for me to put all my pain, happiness, and love into a story.
When did you first start writing?
I first started to really write in seventh grade. Mostly, it was just poetry, but eventually it grew to be more. Now, I write poetry and short stories. At the moment, I am working on a full length novel.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing to me, is the fact I can take raw emotion and turn it into something amazing.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind the book I am currently writing, is quite simple. Love can be found in even the most helpless situations.
Published 2015-01-22.
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