MEET CHRISTI PHILLIPS
AN INTERVIEW FOR
BOOKIN' WITH BINGO
1. Can you tell us anything about the next or current book you are working on?
My next book takes place in seventeenth-century
2. What have you just finished reading?
I just finished “Revenge of the Spellmans” by Lisa Lutz. It was charming, funny, suspenseful and poignant.
3. What books would you say made the biggest impression on you, especially starting out?
The books I read as a child had the most influence on me. I knew I wanted to be a writer by the time I was ten.
4. What gets you started on a new book?
A new character. Even though I set my books in other times and other places, it’s the character who drives the story and makes it compelling for me. In part, I write the book to find out who she is, what motivates her? What’s going to happen to her, what is she going to do?
5. What is something about you that you would want people to know about you that we probably don’t know?
I’m a very happy person who feels lucky to be doing what I love—writing novels.
6. What is your best advice to anyone, including young people, who want to be writers?
Read as much as you can. Read everything. Read outside your comfort zone. Then write as much as you can. Don’t get too caught up in others’ criticism or praise of your work. Develop your own sense of what’s good: what works for you as a writer and what’s pleasing to you as a reader. Even though others can help you, guide you and offer suggestions, ultimately, you’ll have to rely on your own judgment.
Thank you so much to Christi Phillips for taking time from her busy schedule to answer my questions.
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