Today I come to you with an exclusive interview with PD Atkerson, the author of the AKA Simon Lee series and the Of Aleanare series.
You check both of the series out on Goodreads here.
So without further ado, I present to you the interview that is long overdue.
1. Where did you get the inspiration for Simon Lee from?
If I had to pick, I’d probably say it’s a mix of the Alex Rider books and the White Collar TV show, though my books are a lot different from them as well.
2. Where do you write most often?
I probably do ninety percent of my writing in the main room in our house. The rest of the time I write either in bed or at my desk.
3. Which three fictional characters are you most like?
My mom and sister say Mozzie (from White Collar ironically), Rita Haywith (from Sign, Sealed, Delivered), and Frodo. Because I couldn’t pick them. 🙂
4. What is your favourite childhood book?
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
5. When did you write and complete your first novel?
I finished a couple three or four years ago, but I never published them and I’d burn them if my mom would let me. 🙂 The first book I finished and published was last January.
6. Do you have any hobbies outside of reading and writing?
Does learning French count? Other than that, I’d probably say Cardistry, though I’m not very good at it and most of the time I forget about it too. Maybe low carb baking too.
7. 5 songs that remind you of the latest book you’ve written
Oh, that’s a hard one! This might be more of songs I listened to while I was writing: Even Then, by Micah Tyler, Let You Down, by NF, Yes & No, by David Dunn, Human, by Rag’n’Bone Man and LOL maybe They Call Me Mando, by ChewieCatt, but that might have had something to do with watching the Mandalorian.
8. If you could go back and change something about one of your books, what would you change?
Honestly, I probably wouldn’t have published my fantasy books. I don’t know if it was because I’m not good at writing fantasy, or something else, but they just weren’t as good as I’d hoped they’d be.
9. Who is your favourite character that you’ve written?
That would probably have to be Lee, without much of a hesitation. That might have something to do with the fact that he’s sarcastic, and I may or may not be. LOL
10. The best or meaningful snippet that is included in one of your books
“When you were little, I always made sure you went to church, but it was never your choice,” his dad said. “I don’t even know if you ever believed what you were learning. But I know you’re smart enough to know that no one can make you believe any of it. You have to make the choice on your own.”
Lee sighed and just nodded, fighting the urge to run out of the room. This was something his brains couldn’t help him with.
His dad placed his hand on Lee’s shoulder and forced him to look at him. “Do you know what we celebrate this time of year, besides delicious food?” he asked. “We celebrate the birth of Jesus, of Hope. But even more than that, we celebrate the forgiveness God gave us when he sent his son.”
Once again, you must go and take a look at her books, they’re pretty awesome.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day!