Here’s the first official interview with Evie, the main protagonist from Plastic Wings, which releases November 22, 2016.
How about you tell us a little bit about you? What’s your favorite color? Favorite hobbies? Etc?
To be honest, I haven’t thought much about my favorite color. Considering recent events, I’ll say green. As for hobbies, I love reading and drawing, and I really love spending time with nature.
Who is your hero of fiction?
That’s actually a really hard question because I could choose so many. Growing up, I really loved Alice from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I really admire her curiosity and self awareness. I’m also a fan of J.K. Rowling, so I’d have to say that Hermione was a pretty big role model for me.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
The logical answer to this would be my boyfriend, right? [Laughs] I don’t know. I guess I’m just kind of in love with life, the little things, you know? The feeling of rain, the taste of your favorite food, that feeling you get when you read a line that seems to encompass your entire soul in a couple of words. I guess I just love all of it.
What is the trait that you most deplore in yourself? And what is the trait that you most deplore in others?
I guess it would make me sort of a hypocrite if those were totally different, huh? I think the one trait I hate the most is just an inability to accept that you might be wrong. I struggle with this myself from time to time. We get so caught up in the ideals we’ve learned that we never stop to question if maybe we learned wrong. I’ve had a couple of lapses of judgment recently that I really wish I could go back and change, but knowing that I can’t, I realize how important it is to keep an open mind going forward.
If you could die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
My first reaction to that question was to try to think of something cool like a dragon or something, but the more I think about it, the more I realize that wouldn’t really be true. It took me a long time to feel comfortable in my own skin, to accept the things that make me “other” from the people around me, and now that I have, I couldn’t imagine walking away from them. That’s not to say that I’m not sometimes envious of the deferia’s ability to shed their skin, but I am who I am, and I’ve finally come to terms with that.
Thanks for following along! Plastic Wings will be available November 22 from Three Little Books Co.