Blast from the Past: The Bee Talks With… Allie Burke

Portrait of Allie BurkeToday, a little out of the usual “The Bee Talks With…”-rhythm, I am happy to introduce to Allie Burke. She is a young author from Burbank, California, who writes books she can’t find anywhere in a bookstore as she says on her homepage.
It is close to the end of her virtual book tour with where she introduces her acclaimed “Enchanters” series. And again I am meeting someone who can say everything in just a few words. Now that speaks of talent. But without further ado let’s see what she has to say:
“How would you describe yourself in one paragraph?
I am a societal rebel, loyal friend and represented by tough love. That’s really it. There’s no way I could talk about myself for an entire paragraph.
A fun fact about you?
I’m not actually as badass and hardcore as people think I am.
What made you write in the first place?
I was bored.
Which author has influenced you and why?
Maggie Stiefvater, because she effectively writes what’s in my head.
What is your favourite book?
The Fault in Our Stars.
Your writing ritual (if you have one)?
No, I don’t have one. I just write.
Your secret “sin” when you write?
That made me laugh. I don’t even know what that means.
Do you suffer from writers block and if, what do you do against it?
No, there’s no such thing as writer’s block. It’s an excuse for lazy people.
Your advice for apprentice writers?
Stop calling yourselves aspiring, writers. If you write, you’re a writer. This is what Tymothy Longoria told me when I was writing my first book, and it was the best writing advice I’ve ever received. Well, I never listened to any of the other advice, but that’s not the point.”
Thank you very much, Allie, for letting us have a peek into your writing experience.
Image of Enchanted Series books
If you want to know more about Allie, please have a look here:
Allie on Twitter
Allie on Facebook
Allie on Amazon
Allie’s Enchanters Series on Goodreads

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