Interview with Christine Ariana

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I can't remember the first story I ever read, but the first one that I can remember who made an impact on me wanting to write was Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. I probably reread the book two times a week, I was completely lost in it - and started to write more after that.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small-town with mostly boys my age. That meant soccer was the thing. When I started to get my eyes up for books and writing, I remember we had a thing at school were we wrote a story, read it to each other and commented on it. Since my group always consisted of boys, I got the best "comments" - and that made me want to earn them. I started to write at home for fun to make my stories even better.
When did you first start writing?
In middle grade. Right after I read Inkheart I started to write stories - but the first book I ever tried to write I started in 7th grade I think. I got my dads old computer - which in the end ended up fried and my book was lost.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote.. That's a hard one. It's probably about an orphan girl who in the end did have a family that she didn't know of...
What's the story behind your latest book?
I'm taking a couple of courses to get into a certain bachelor I want, and one of those courses are History. I read a story about the Aztecs, and I just got a whole idea I had to put down on paper. Currently working on it!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
There's always something I've to pick on it a book, and I never really get satisfied. After starting to write myself, I can write exactly what I would've loved myself! And seeing the story evolve and coming to life - that's what makes it fun!
Who are your favorite authors?
I've always been a fan of Nora Roberts writing style - she's the only author I've read that I think has the perfect balance between dialogues and descriptions.
What do you read for pleasure?
I'll swallow anything whole, but most likely I would read a heart gripping story about love and loss. A good cry's always good!
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I actually prefer to read on my iPhone - so I've both Kindle and iBooks on it that I use frequently.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I'm a faithful fan of Goodreads! That's the only place I find new books seeing that the bookstores in my country doesn't have much to contribute in the English department.
Published 2015-03-14.
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