I began writing as early as six years old on my parents' Macintosh Performa. My best of these early stories is definitely "Alice Goes to A Wedding."
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I was inspired by a handful of self-published poets I discovered through social media. The freedom to write what you want and how you want it without censoring or editing things for a publisher was what really drew me in.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
For me, writing is a vehicle to expressing my deepest thoughts that I otherwise struggle to articulate in normal everyday conversation. Not to mention I love creating worlds and characters that become home to me.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on my first novel, I KNEW HIM, a contemporary story about a bisexual boy's journey to loving himself and the people around him. Not to mention there's some Shakespeare in there too!
Who are your favorite authors?
Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, Tamora Pierce.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I write classical music and play my oboe!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Mostly through Goodreads, YouTube reviewers, and blogs.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. Alice Goes to A Wedding, an oddly "trippy" story I wrote when I was six or so.
What is your writing process?
I basically just write whatever is in my brain, and then I take some time to comb through it and make sure the words are the best I can make them.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
That's a tough one!
Harry Potter series by JK Rowling Need I explain?
The Song of the Lioness by Tamora Pierce One of the first fantasy stories I read about young women! Most of the books I'd read prior were all about boys.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz It's just such a beautiful story and the writing was gorgeous. It changed me as a reader.
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood A horrific, yet gripping story about a speculated future that still feels relevant today.
The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien The first "big book" I'd ever read at 10 years old!
What do you read for pleasure?
All kinds of things! But I mostly read Young Adult literature.
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