I have to admit, I'm a big Stevie Kopas fan. And it's not just her amazing post apocalyptic Breadwinner series or her writing skillz that I dig, but here personality too. I follow her on social media more for the straight up uncensored nature of her posts and the fact that I always enjoy a girl who can cuss but make it sound like chocolate dripping from her lips, bitter sweet and leaving you wanting more. Stevie just came out with a new book Never Say Die: Stories of the Zombie Apocalypse, so check that out if you get the chance.
My weird obsession with strong willed and smart women aside, I was lucky enough to steal some of Stevie's time and she allowed me to pick her brain for this micro-interview.
Q1. How many books did it take until you felt like you came into your own as a writer?
Stevie: Well, I've written four books and a few short stories and I still don't think I've "come into my own." The more you write, the better you get. We're always evolving and developing, so I'm not gonna be one of those new authors that say they've already reached the top of the mountain.
2. Can you share with us a few lines or a catchy phrase from a WIP or a recent release?
Stevie: "I’m always really scared when there’s a thunderstorm. Usually Mommy or Daddy will sing to me until I fall asleep or until the rain stops, but Daddy tried to hurt me, so Mommy killed him." From the chapter of Rosie, Never Say Die: Stories of The Zombie Apocalypse.
Q3. What's a writing tip you'd give an aspiring writer that you had to learn on your own the hard way that nobody had told you about early on but you wish they would have?
Stevie: Don't take reviews personally, whether they're good or bad. Don't let them get inside your head. You're not as bad as someone says you are, and remember, there's always someone better than you, so, stay humble my friends.
There you have it folks! So please head over to Stevie's amazon author page and click on the follow tab and support another great up and coming talent in the writing world!
If you'd like to read any of my previous interviews, you can find them by following the links after the jump. Happy reading!
Micro Interview #1
Micro Interview #2
Micro Interview #3
Micro Interview #4
Curtis M. Lawson
Micro Interview #5
By day I am an educator and a cultural ambassador. By night I entertain notions of being a literary master. In reality I am just a family man and ordinary guy who works hard and loves writing just about as much as I love my family. Just about.