Interview with Evelyn A. Martínez Burgos

Describe your desk
After-the-explosion-of-a-bomb kind of mess
When did you first start writing?
I started writing in the fourth grade. Here in the "Sunshine" State, writing is pushed beyond limits for the FCAT. Here, I started writing my stories and my love for writing them grew along with it.
Who are your favorite authors?
Patricia Polacco, Tomie de Paola, and Rick Riordan.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Nothing, really. ;)
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Mostly drawing and thinking what I will be writing about next, but I do spend quite a lot of my time as well reading, playing video games, and listening to 80's rock music.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
As if it were yesterday. I was in the fourth grade when I wrote a Spanish children's book I named "The Three Mice and the Cat." By the time I got into fifth grade, I realized the book had not only been filed into the school library before I transferred, but that it had also been replicated and spread throughout every bilingual school in the US of A.
What is your writing process?
Maybe the weirdest. I start out by listening to the gibberish my friends and family say and somehow make a sense out of it. I repeat it to myself until I'm on the brink of craziness and start acting out the characters themselves by using that gibberish as part of the story. Once I find the time, I start typing like crazy the story, making a few modifications as I go.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan, the Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell, the Glitch trilogy by Heather Anastasiu, and the Halo trilogy by Alexandra Adornetto. Although each have their own story and meaning, their morality has brought my attention and made me think deeper than usual.
What do you read for pleasure?
Fiction, absolute fiction. Most have adventure, comedy, romance, realistic, and historic.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
To hear how people enjoy the story, not to mention to see their faces. It reminds me that we can write so that people have a way to escape their lives, some bad lives.
Published 2014-05-02.
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