Interview with Molly Charron

What are your five favorite books, and why?
That's pretty tough to answer. I guess that my top five are The Titan's Curse, The Lost Hero, The Blood of Olympus, The Mark of Athena, and The Lightning Thief. All books from PJO series or HoO series. These books were basically my childhood, and how I got into reading and writing in the first place.
What do you read for pleasure?
Fantasy books. Mystery, horror, and maybe a bit of science fiction too. I like anything that makes me think--where you can just tell that the author put in a great deal of imagination, creativity, and effort into their writing.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing back in 2012, at the beginning of summer vacation. Now that I look back and read over my writing, I realize how crappy of a writer I was (I meant am) and can't help but cringe.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I'm actually working on a sort of psychological romance story. It just sort of popped out of nowhere, and I was like, "Hey! I like that idea! I gotta write that down!"
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Expressing myself through some of my characters, I guess. It's a way to put my daydreams into something interesting, so I write down all of my ideas. The greatest thing is probably when I get comments from readers about what they like on my stories.
Who are your favorite authors?
How many do you want me to name off? Eh, I'm just gonna name the ones that come to mind right away, and those people would be Rick Riordan, J.K. Rowling, Lemony Snicket, Eiichiro Oda, and Edgar Allen Poe.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Nothing. I never leave my bed.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Isn't it obvious? I read!!!
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, and it is probably the biggest hole in my pride. But first is the worst, right?
What is your writing process?
Come up with summary. Create title. Spend five hours making my own cover. Write half a chapter. Wait a week or two. Finish chapter, and repeat.
Describe your desk
It's just sort of there. It's there for me to use, but I keep forgetting it's a few feet away from me, so it's actually pretty clean.
Published 2015-03-15.
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