Interview with Hope Evans

Describe your desk
My desk is virtually non-existant.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Alliston. It's a fairly nice place to grow up and I really started to enjoy writing when we had to write a narrative as a class assignment in grade 2.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Making people cry. As terrible as it sounds, it really brings me joy; to know that I can make people feel things with my writing; to know that people can feel a connection with the characters and plot.
What do your fans mean to you?
Do I have fans? I don't really know; but if I do, then that definitely means a lot to me.
What are you working on next?
I'm planning on starting a series about witches.
Who are your favourite authors?
Victor Hugo, Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen... What can I say? I love the classics!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The fact that I have to. If it were my choice, I would sleep in.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I like to sing and I really love musical theatre.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Hmm... This is a tricky one, I have so many favourites! In order, they are,

1) Les Misérables - An epic story.

2) Phantom of the Opera - It's wonderful!

3) Little Women - I absolutely love this book!

4) The Iliad and The Odyssey - I just love them! What more can I say?

5) The Wicked Years - The entire series is wonderful.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes! Oh my God, I wrote it when I was, maybe, six or seven. I still have it saved on a memory stick. It was a rather terribly written story about myself and some friends walking home and deciding to pass through a cemetery. Well, naturally, the cemetery is filled with zombies. Naturally. Most of my friends become zombies; but me and my closest friend survive (she was only scratched) and we make a potion to turn all of the zombies back into people. It ends with us receiving awards for our triumph. Of course, the story was less than 500 words and was all squished into one paragraph.
Published 2015-04-26.
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Lost
Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: British English. Published: May 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
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Clarice Dupont had no one and loved no one but the man who loved another. Desolate and miserable, she lived her short life.