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. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Amelia Earhart--a woman who chose to stand out from the rest and do what she loved.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Making a hugely positive impact with my books.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Honesty, kindness, curiosity.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Rude drivers.
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