Movellas author of the month is...
This author has written amazing movellas many of us have read, shared some epic mumbles, and is known for her elegant covers and most excellent writing skills :-) Movellas' Author of the Month Prodigy is known by many of us simply because she's involved in awesome stuff like reading, reveiwing, and commenting on other stories, making trailers for her movellas, or sharing insight and humorous encouragement with other Movellains. Below you can read a featured interview with this talented writer to learn more about the person behind the stories. We could not be more excited to announce that the Author of the Month for January 2016 is...
I started writing on Movellas during my Harry Potter phase. I was reading fanfiction one day when I figured it really couldn’t be that hard to write one myself, could it? So I figured I’d give it a shot, and posted it first on fanfiction.net before discovering Movellas through the mobile app. After seeing how wonderful and supportive the Movellas community was, I eventually decided to branch out into original stories and have been working at it ever since.
Which three words best describes you?
Introverted, intellectual, creative
Where do you find inspiration for your writing?
There’s no single source of inspiration for me, nor is there any guaranteed place for me to turn that will get me going again. Really, it’s just whenever inspiration hits, it hits. Often times, it’s while listening to music, particularly bands with deep, emotional, thoughtful lyrics like Bright Eyes. Other times, it’ll be while watching a really good movie like Dead Poets Society or reading a really good book, most recently Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.
Who is your favorite author (outside of Movellas) and what are you reading these days?
My favorite author is a complicated question, as I’m sure it is for every reader. There are so many authors that have been my favorite for one reason or another during my lifetime, and they all hold a special place in my heart (or, more accurately, my bookshelf). At the moment, however, it would probably be a tie between Douglas Adams and Oscar Wilde. I love both their wonderfully witty and hilarious personalities as people, and it’s endlessly interesting to see how that shapes their writing in two very different ways. As for what I’m reading, I’ve recently been given a ton of books for Christmas, so I think next on my list is either Solitaire by Alice Oseman or The Demon- Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan – two opposite ends of the spectrum, but both should be great!
What are you writing at the moment?
At the moment, I’m all over the map. I’m trying hard to continue my spinoffs to the Cyden series as that’s one of the most popular things I’ve ever written, but I’m also interested in a sequel to my NaNo story Run. called “Remain” and a completely unrelated story to any of those called “Heroes.” In sort, I’m pretty much writing whatever I happen to have inspiration for at the moment, but hopefully I’ll develop a passion for one of them in particular soon and will be able to commit to it.
Which one of your Movellas would you recommend others to read?
If I were to recommend one of my stories, it would undoubtedly be Love to Hate. Love to Hate is the first in a trilogy following Cyrus and Hayden, two roommates who are nearly complete opposites, but somehow manage to unlock parts of each other that they never realized were there. The series follows their friendship through high school and into college and the discovery of themselves along the way. This story is perhaps most dear to my heart not only because of the massive amounts of time I’ve spent with the characters in this series, but also because of the amazing support I’ve received from Movellas.
Not only have I made new friends through the writing of this series, but I’ve also learned firsthand that Movellas is an incredibly accepting place; I haven’t received a single negative comment about any of the LGBT aspects of these books, and I’m very grateful.
Thank YOU for all the great reading Prodigy!