1. Tell us a little bit about yourself, your hobbies and interests.
I'm an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley studying environmental science and conservation & resource studies. Some of my interests bleed into my writing, such as linguistics, science, and history.
2. When and why did you start writing books?
I wrote short stories that I considered to be "books" when I was very young. As soon as I started coming up with stories that extended too far to be limited to a few pages, I was writing books. I've loved to write since I could write.
3. What made you decide to tackle writing as a career?
Writing is not my career, but it is something I feel that I must do for my sanity. It brings me joy.
4. Which one of your books or characters is your favourite?
5. Which one of your books was the hardest to write and stretched you the most as a writer?
6. Who is your favourite author and book?
7. What book are you reading right now?
I am reading Opium and Absinthe by Lydia Kang. I highly recommend it, it's a very fun work of historical fiction.
8. Where do you get your inspiration for your books?
It will come from seemingly nowhere, or as a dream. Then, after the initial seed of an idea, my interests will start to overlap. For Atrocious Immoralities, I was incredibly interested in the Renaissance era, especially religious conflicts and the concept of "divine right ruling." This combined with a dream I had and created a story that works.
9. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
When I'm not writing, I'm playing/making music, listening to podcasts, playing video games, and enjoying the outdoors.
10. Do you have any new books in the works?
I have started on a second book to follow Atrocious Immoralities as a series. If you are left with more questions than answers about the Magellans at the end of the book, you will enjoy the continuation of the story.