Q1: When did you first start writing, and who was your inspiration for getting your work out there?
A: I started writing really early in life. Throughout school I had always loved short story and creative essay writing. The earliest I remember writing is about 10 years old. Reading Twilight made me think, “that’s what I want to do.” Other than that, my grade 9 English teacher was self publishing and that was the moment I thought I, “Woah! I can actually do this! There are other options for me to look into.”
Q2: What was the first piece of work you ever published for people to read? And what made you chose for that piece to be your first?
A: Witchcraft and Monsters is the first large project that I’ve published. I’ve had articles and a short co-authored story that was published. But Witchcraft and Monsters feels different. It’s all mine and it feels real. And it chose itself. I was going to wait until a different project was done. I didn’t even think I was going to publish poetry. But an opportunity arose and l was looking at old projects. It was a project that I finished a year ago. And re-reading it made me feel like it deserved a home.
Q3: What are your favorite poetry collections? The ones you think everyone should read at least once.
A: The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace
Why I’m Not Where You Are by Brianna Albers
Wrong Side of a Fistfight by Ashe Vernon
Q4: What are your publishing goals moving forward from here?
A: l have another project on the way. It is a young adult fantasy. And other things in the works. l hope to keep publishing for a long while!
Q5: What are the main themes readers can expect to find in your writing?
A: Magic. Doesn’t matter what I’m writing, magic is always there.
Q6: What is the genre you most like to read when you’re not writing?
A: Young adult fantasy
Q7: Do you have a set process when you write? If so, what is that process?
A: Honestly? whenever and wherever l can write, is my process.And if l need to take a break, I take one.
Q8: Poetry is such a personal genre. What do the poems inside your collection tell us about you as a person?
A: There’s a large section in this collection where l talk about my physical disability and a lot of the sections relate back to that.
Q9: What are your top three strengths you consider yourself to have as an author?
A: 1.I’m good at turning emotions into long flowery sentences. I love metaphors.
- Thriller stories. So good that I terrified a teacher in middle school.
- I’m incredibly good at forgetting what my characters look like.
Q10: Name anything about yourself completely unrelated to writing, that no one knows about you that you’d love to share with the world!
A: I love mermaids. I have a tattoo of one and everything!