One of my friends obsessively frequently searches the internet. There isn’t a day that passes that she doesn’t show me something on YouTube, a TV show interview, you get the idea. Recently, she got the idea that she wanted me to do an interview of sorts, and I figured, Why not?

Read on to check out the method to my madness.

What do you hope people take away with them after reading your work?

First and foremost, I hope that my readers enjoy the journey. I’m admittedly one of those people who thinks people read far too little, so if I can get them to take a break from the television and enjoy the story just as much, I’ll be thrilled. Beyond that, I hope that they find a story, as well as characters, that feel ‘real.’
Whom do you most admire in the realm of writing and why?

Hm… I suppose this is the safe answer, however, I admire any writer who has the guts to pursue what they love. So frequently when you haven’t been published or if you don’t have a paying writing job, people will say you aren’t a writer. I love it when writers just own it. There’s something beautiful about being confident in who you are.

Do you have any favorite authors or favorite books?

How much time do you have? I love to read! If you give it to me, I’ll check it out. That being said, most recently, I think The Idiot is probably a favorite. I love the complexity and the symbolism in Russian literature. Every time I read these books, I pick up on things I may have missed the first time around.

I’m also really interested in memoirs. One I read recently that has really stayed with me is Two Kisses For Maddy. It was heartbreaking, yet so beautifully human, I couldn’t put it down.

What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview? How would you answer that question?

Ha, um… I can’t say I have any idea. I tend to be rather shy, and I’m more content to ask questions than answer them.

If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be? 

A Beautiful Mess.

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