Interview with P. Zegers

Please tell the readers a bit about yourself and your motivation in writing.
I go by the name E.G. Black, I first started reading books when I was 10. I started by borrowing a book from my previous school's library. The first book I read was-- The journey to the center of the Earth and since then I am hooked to reading books.

I love to read and finish a book within two days to start with another. I've grown up reading books by Enid Blyton, Rick Riordan, Anthony Horrowitz, Christopher Paolini, L.J. Smith, R.L. Stine and more. And I usually tend to mess up while I'm writing because I'm not so fluent with English and also because it's not my first language. Irrespective of that, I love to read English novels--a lot!
What types of books do you write?
I write romance books, as I find it easy to express. However, I love to write horror, paranormal, action but my knowledge and vocabulary holds me back.
How many books have you written?
I've written 5 books, some on standby because I have no idea how to continue them with the same flow I had when I first started it. I have 3 stories that I'm working on at the moment. However, none of them are completed. Summer Hearts may be the first on going to complete book.
What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?
I'm looking forward to reading- The Blood Of Olympus by Rick Riordan which, I think, will be the last book in the The Heroes of Olympus Series. I'm dying to watch Fast and Furious 7 which may release next year-- 2015.
What type of books do you enjoy reading?
I love reading books that contain suspense, action, thriller, adventure and paranormal. Books that keep me excited and the craving to know more.

On Wattpad, I like reading Romance as many of such genre books are written by teenagers like me and it'll be like an experience to know what today's generation of teenagers are capable of in writing and many have surprised me-- in a good way. :)
Who are your favorite authors?
Rick Riordon
Dan Brown
Sidney Sheldon
If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
1. An iPod (with a battery that never gets over-- if such do exist)
2. Books
3. FOOD and plenty of water!
Are you considering a sequel to Summer Hearts?
It depends on how the story ends. If the readers enjoy it and want to know what happens after the story ends then I may make a sequel to it.
What inspired you to become a writer?
I love to read books and not once did the point cross my mind to write a story of my own. That was until I discovered Wattpad, recommended by a friend on Twitter. She wanted me to read and tell her how I liked the story, since then I started reading more books on Wattpad and was surprised to know that it was written by teenagers like me.

Inspiration kicked in when I read The Payne Killer. It gave me an idea to create my own story. Since then I let my imagination take control and express itself, that let me into new bases of writing. And I would get these wonderful ideas only when I'm going to sleep or in shower.

By the time I step out to jot it down, I wont even remember what the base of the story was. I usually mess up with my tenses, grammar and stuff, but I believe that experience is the best teacher. :)
Published 2014-06-14.
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