Ellen Hopkins Talks About Her Novel, 'Love Lies Beneath'
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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Shortcuts only cheat those taking them.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Other than right here at home, Australia/New Zealand.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Not having enough time left to tell all the stories I want to tell.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Not pursuing my love of dance/theater.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Sitting in front of the fireplace with someone you love, sipping a hot drink, eating popcorn, watching it snow.
November 17, 2008If you read my books without reading my blogs, you might have a rather inaccurate view of who I am as a (yes, gasp!) “believer.” The characters in my books often question their faiths or wonder whether there is, in fact, a God. I was raised in a solid Protestant household, and my beliefs have evolved from that. Still, many a good church-goer would consider my views unorthodox, at the very least.
I suppose if any of my character’s ideas reflect my own, it would have to be Aunt J, from Burned. A favorite quote (for myself, and many of my readers) says, “God is love. I don’t think He cares about religion one little bit.... see more