My name is Leah Beth Evans and I’m a freshman at Valley View High School. I live in the town of Peckville located in the state of PA.I enjoy composing songs and literature.I have one published book,a childrens book, called “A Different Kind of Hero”.
1. Tell us about your latest book.
My latest published book,“A Different Kind of Hero”, is a fictional children’s book about a Monkey who seeks out his special talent or prowess.
2. How did you get started as a writer?
Ever since I was young,I would write short story’s or poems. In fourth grade though, I was “influenced” by a nonfictional story I had read in class all about the rainforest.Soon after,I wrote “A Different Kind of Hero”.
3. What does a typical day look like for you?
My typical day consists of attending school,studying,writing,practicing the piano,and occasionally socializing with friends.
4. Describe your workspace.
I have a variety of workplaces.My computer desk,my kitchen table,and my bedroom.
5. Favorite books
My favorite books consist of “The Twilight Series”,”the Diary of Ann Frank”,”Flowers for Algernon,and “Little Women.”
6. Tell us 3 interesting/crazy things about you
I am capable of writing with both hands, sometimes I sleep on the opposite end of my bed (helps me sleep better),I not only have a love for writing but also music/theatre.
7. Favorite quote
I find all quotes to be special and creative and generally do not favor one over the other.
8. Best and worst part of being a writer
The best part of being a writer is getting to fill just a simple sheet of paper with your own thoughts and feelings.The worst part of being a writer is being given a limit to writing. As a writer, I do not enjoy writing essays that have a limit of “At least 5 paragraphs” or “No more than 3 pages”. As a writer, I believe that one should have the freedom of writing as much or as little as wanted. I believe a story should be written until the author feels it is complete,not when you are at your limit (3 pages or 5 paragraphs).
9. Advice for other writers
Write what you feel and love creating. Writing is beautiful and should be enjoyed and appreciated.
10. Tell us a story about your writing experience.
When I started seventh grade my parents got my book published. It was an unforgetable day. One of my goals had been “achieved” and one of my dreams “come true”.
Where can people buy your book?
Thank you for this oppertunity,
Leah Beth Evans