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It may be easiest to begin with what I do not like. You will never, ever, catch me reading anything horror. I’m easily scared and secretly superstitious. When this is compounded with an overactive imagination it leads to peaking around corners and wasted electricity.
I don’t mind characters who are politically motivated, religiously charged or involved in the military, but I don’t want to feel like I’m reading someone’s personal agenda.
I enjoy a lot of different styles of writing, from YA to adult, but I write for adults. There’s a grittiness to my nature that comes out in my writing that wouldn’t be appropriate for young people–I’d be afraid of corrupting someone’s kid, and I’d rather leave that to their parents.
As far as writing goes, I dapple in fantasy and sci-fi. This lets me put that overactive imagination to work. Also, as drama fuels most things, I find it easier to create drama in a completely false environment, where there are no limits to what can physically happen.
To close out this post I’d like to list a few books that I find to be rather rad:
Hunger Game trilogy
Rumpole series (by John Mortimer)
Game of Thrones series
Gone With The Wind
Pride and Prejudice
Lord of the Rings trilogy (alright, not trilogy, because The Hobbit was good too.)