Interview with A. Huhry

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Sure. I think it was this really absurd story about a witch. I think the character was based on my sister. But I've been writing since I was a little girl so you can't really blame me for it, right? Recently, I've been writing a bit better (or so I hope) on sites like Smashwords and Wattpad.
What is your writing process?
I don't know really. Write when inspiration strikes? Yeah, I think that's the best way to describe it.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Oh boy. That is difficult Like really difficult. I'm from a family of avid readers. I've been reading forever. But if I HAD to pinpoint something it would be the Harry Potter series. I remember them because as much as I loved the books, I was more inspired by the writer. The story of a everyday lady becoming the queen of hearts to millions of kids around the world. I think that was later though. At 11, I just loved Harry waving around his wand and saving the world. I remember wishing I could have a life like that. Good guys and Bad guys. Black and White. No Greys. You fight the Bads and you love the Goods. Simplicity at its best.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
-A Thousand Splendid Suns: The book is so inspiring. A witness to the fact that even at the lowest in your life, you can still have dignity. It's a story about never giving up on hope.
-The Alchemist: Do I even need a reason? It just brings magic into everyday life.
-The Sixth Sense: Creepy, haunting and yet an alluring story. The ending just gives me goosebumps.
-The Age of Innocence: I didn't like the ending. I'm a hopeless romantic. I like cheesy happy endings. But even with it's sad ending the book is a perfect description of the hypocritical nature of society, and it holds true even today.
-A Walk to Remember: Ah. Young love, loss, passion. A real tear-jerker.
What do you read for pleasure?
Paulo Coelho, Nicholas Sparks, Robin Sharma, J. K. Rowling and Archies.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My Phone? Why does this matter?
Describe your desk
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The reactions. People tell you they love it, they hate it but the fact that they actually took out time to tell you that is what's incredible for me.
What do your fans mean to you?
I don't have fans. Fans is such a demeaning term. They are equal contributors to my work. Without them taking the time out to invest these books would mean nothing.
Who are your favorite authors?
J.K. Rowling, Nicholas Sparks, Paulo Coelho, purple_seastar (an author on Wattpad), Khalid Hoessini and a whole lot of others that I'm forgetting.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Oh I don't know. Some days are bad days and I just stay in all day. It's a struggle even on the good ones. It's winter, even worse.
Published 2014-01-07.
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