Good morning, everyone, and Happy New Year! Today I have an interview with my amazing and talented friend and co-author, Pearl Christine. Pearl also interviewed me, and you can read my interview on her blog here.
Welcome, Pearl! In case my readers haven’t met you yet, could you tell us a little about yourself?
Hey, everyone! Thank you so much for having me here, Anna!
I am a daughter of the King, a middle-grade fiction writer, reader, sister, and friend. I love writing, coming up with too many story ideas, reading a million books at a time, hanging out with seven siblings, and spending time with friends. I can’t wait for this interview, Anna!
What is a hobby you have besides writing?
I love reading, playing the piano, being outside with my family, and doing anything creative.
What is your favorite part of writing?
Hm… I love that I can go anywhere, and everywhere with my writing. There are no boundaries. I love being able to share all of the fun thoughts and ideas that I have.
What was the first book that made you cry?
If I remember correctly, Old Yeller by Fred Gipson was the first book that made me cry.
Who is your favorite author?
How can I answer this question!? There are so many. I’ll go with Beverly Lewis, Patricia Reilly Giff, Gloria Whelan, Beverly Cleary, and Jeanne Birdsall. Sorry, that was more than one!
When was the first time you knew you wanted to be a writer?
I have always wanted to be a writer, I remember officially deciding at the age of 7ish that I wanted to be a writer.
What is your writing mission statement?
I write stories not only for the fun of it, not only to get published, not only to entertain others but to serve my King.
My passion is crafting words. And I don’t want those words to go to waste. I want those words to change minds. Hearts. Lives. Worlds.
What is your writing project?
My main WIP is called The Marbelle’s. And sadly, I do not have a blurb well enough developed to share with you all.
So, I’ll just give you the description;
It is about four sisters, called The Marbelle’s, when their summer plans change and they are left hanging without any summer plans, the girls end up going to summer camp at the last minute.
What they think will turn out to be just another boring, not interesting summer turns out to be something more. Something much more. . .
Along with The Marbelle’s, I am working on a novelette which I am co-authoring with Anna, as well as a Christmas short story called Listen to the Angels
What is your favorite book?
Ah! This one is so hard. Hmm, The Penderwicks, The Hiding Place, and Holly’s Heart take the top spots.
Thank you so much for doing this interview, Pearl! And thank you everyone for reading!