Random Interview Saturday! Sophie Ann Russell Sophie Ann Russell
The H. L. Burke Random Interview is not like other interviews. The questions are all over the place. They have no purpose. Their purpose is their lack of purpose.There are nine questions because cats, but these nine questions are subject to change without notice, so the questions one person answers may not be the questions answered by the next author.
Today we hear the mighty cry of a great griffin and in swoops our next author: Sophie Ann Russell!
Sophie Ann Russell
She began writing as early as thirteen years old, but it was this particular series that started off her infatuation for writing and telling stories. She had the idea for her story and its characters during secondary school, and channeled her ideas into her creative writing project which was set by her English teacher a couple weeks later. Back then she was just writing the first chapter, but halfway through the project she realised her passion for developing the characters and the story and so decided to take on the overwhelming challenge of writing it all herself, with little knowledge in basic punctuation and grammar - she was only fourteen and a half.
Over the years she has been evolving her one book idea into several books, and after a four-year writer's block starting in her late teens, she finally managed to churn out 9 books in under 3 years alone.
Since writing this series she has been coming up with other ideas for potential unique YA fantasies, but for the time being, she is focusing on developing her audience for the one that started it all.
Join her on this magical spiritual journey!
Who is your fictional best friend and what activities do you choose to do together?
Surfer Dude. We surf, sleep and chill. But most importantly, laugh.
Can you simply walk into Mordor?
It would hurt, if you walked into more door, don’t you think? Shouldn’t we try walking into LESS door instead?? (wink)
Your book is being made into a movie, who would you like directing it?
If you had a store, what would you sell?
Merchandise for my book!
If you had to get stuck inside a television show, what would it be?
Where’s my supersuit?!?!?!?
Whyyyyyy do you need to know? Okay, I stole it to save humanity from a weird alien. Here it is – oops, sorry for the ectoplasm... it sneezed on me.
During an alien invasion, what would be your weapon of choice?
I actually used my own lightsaber complete with pepper shaker on the end of the handle – hence why it sneezed.
What mythical creature do you most wish to be real?
Are you kidding me? They’re ALL real, aren’t they? No? Well, I don’t know about you, but I see griffins quite a lot – and who doesn’t love to fly on one?
If this question were any question in the world, what question would you want it to be and how would you answer it?
Have you ever believed you were a Jedi? The force is strong with this question.