Interview with Uta Aune

When did you first start writing?
I think I was about ten. This was also when my interest in anime began to grow, too.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Oh, unfortunately, I do. It was called Frist, after I made an interesting typo. I thought "hey, this would make a good book title!" and decided to name the main character Frist Something-or-other. Of course, she was an orphan with a group of other orphans who escaped an orphanage because it was "original". This was never finished. (thankfully)
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in rural towns that didn't really allow me to fully express myself in elementary, middle, or high school. I was bullied, never had many friends, so I made my own and created a new world to lose myself in whenever things were bad. Fantasy and dystopia just kind of stuck after realizing I could be whatever I wanted to be in this world. This is my reality, and I love it more than words can really describe.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able to show the world a new place that only I've seen.
Who are your favorite authors?
When it comes to novels, I quite enjoy Lewis Carroll, Suzanne Collins, Lemony Snickett, Catherine Fisher, and Veronica Roth.
When it comes to manga, Tachibana Higuchi and Naoko Takeuchi are my idols.
What do your fans mean to you?
The absolute world, of course! Everything I do is for them. I love them more than anything.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have multiple hobbies and talents, such as singing, acting, cosplaying, drawing, sewing, gaming, etc. Everyday is like an adventure to me.
What do you read for pleasure?
What is your writing process?
I dream. It comes. I write.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Loneliness, hope, and learning your place in the world.
What are you working on next?
Ahh... That's always a secret c;
Published 2014-08-05.
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