I asked the questions that matter of Sophia Minetos! But first, the book: https://www.amazon.com/Graves-Drifters-Thieves-Saga/dp/1735593311/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=graves+for+drifters+and+thieves&qid=1602188671&sr=8-1
Now, let’s ask:
Welcome, Sophia! Have you ever had an imaginary friend? Tell us about them!
When I was younger, my imaginary friend was an alien princess named Izia. I wrote a saga of short stories about her parents’ battle for a rogue planet outside of our solar system. I still would love to write a space opera someday, I’m just not particularly well versed in the mechanics of spacecraft. Maybe Izia will make a cameo.
Perhaps she was your writing persona coming alive! Favorite age you’ve been so far?
17! I’m honestly pretty nostalgic for my senior year of high school. I traveled a lot for school that year and made a lot of great memories. I visited Las Cruces, New York, and Lincoln for various theatre trips. And I think that there’s a sort of heightened sense of the imaginary when you’re an adolescent, and I think that part of that is why I write YA. Part of me just wants to recapture that sensation.
One of my favorite ages, too! What is your favorite smell?
Chocolate chip cookies baking in the kitchen! Or rain. I’m a desert dweller, so a rainy day feels a lot like a holiday to me.
Cookies and rain—a perfect combo! Which Greek or Norse mythology character are you?
I feel a sense of kinship with Circe. I would LOVE to have my own island where I spend my days gardening and hanging out with my pet lions and wolves.
Sounds perfect! What is the hardest part of being an author?
For me, it’s the self doubt. When I write, I have a very precise vision for my stories, and I stress about whether or not I’m doing what I have in my head justice when I get it on the page. But I try and allow myself to be imperfect. Rome wasn’t built in a day. A perfect novel doesn’t spring up from an author’s head, fully formed, wearing armor, and ready to go. It’s a process. It’s art. Art takes time.
I couldn’t have said it better! Thank you, Sophia, for letting us get to know you! Support Sophia by checking out the links! Then, get those cookies out of the oven before they burn and join us next time for another interview!
Happy reading! 🙂