Author Interview - Jessica Branton
Author I draw inspiration from: Definitely John Green, Marissa Meyer, and Maggie Stiefvater. They don't really fit my genre (at least not all of it), but I've read most of their stuff.
Favorite place to read a book: Ideally? Somewhere beneath a tree on a cool day. Realistically, I just enjoy curling up on my couch and reading.
Book character I’d like to be stuck in an elevator with: Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter would be fascinating.
The moment I knew I wanted to become an author: I've always liked writing, but in my ninth grade English class I rewrote the ending to Stephen King's The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. I read it out loud to the class and everyone was really encouraging and nice. It inspired me to do something more with my writing.
Hardback, paperback, ebook or audiobook: Hardback preferably, but I love all of them pretty equally except audio books. I can't hear well, so I like the physical books best.
The last book I read: Since I am teaching right now, I reread Heart of Darkness not too long ago.
Pen & paper or computer: Computer because I feel so much more efficient. However, it is really nice to write with a pen sometimes.
Book character I think I’d be best friends with: This was tough to think about. I really love Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower and I feel like we could be good friends.
If I wasn’t an author, I’d be a: I am sort of a teacher right now, so we'll go with that. Although, I always liked the idea of being a journalist.
Favorite decade in fashion history: A weird mix between now and Victorian era.
Place I’d most like to travel: All over Europe. I suppose, if I must pick, Ireland would be my first choice right now.
My signature drink: Iced caramel Chai tea latte (only from the coffee shops Elianos and Jittery Joes) or Thai iced tea.
Favorite artist: Paramore is my favorite band of all time and I really want to meet them.
Number one on my bucket list: I know it is cliche, but I'd love to travel the world.
Find more from Jessica Branton: Instagram is where I am most active: @lunajess