Do you find that you prefer that characters have a certain “style” of name? For example, would you find a story unappealing if the main characters were named Bertha and Horace?
Kim: Names are cool. You can come across names you don’t usually come across. But I don’t really have a preference. Though, if it were a middle-grade humor-mystery type of book, I’d LOVE if the characters were named Bertha and Horace. A crime-fighting duo, solving the cases before it’s time for dinner. Or something.
Do you prefer heroes to be dark and mysterious or eccentric and funny?
Kim: Either is fine with me so long as it works within the progression of the story and it’s consistent.
Do you prefer first- or third-person narration?
Kim: See answer to previous question… Haha, that’s a terrible way to answer. But it’s the truth. It’s not about that for me. If the author can write it compelling story in either format, I’ll read it.
Do you “fantasy cast” books as you read them? (Picturing the actors or actresses you would cast in the movie version?)
Kim: I pretty much never do that. I don’t generally like books turned movies, and I like kind of imagining the characters based off the descriptions and the dusk jacket (if there’s a person on it). I wouldn’t then go and try to imagine what actor or actress would best fit the role. Only if it’s announced that a movie is coming and the actors haven’t been picked yet would I think about who I think best fits the roles.
How often do you read an entire book in one sitting?
Kim: Probably 1/2 the books I read are done in one sitting. I’m bad at finishing books if I have to come back to it later.
When Molly Harper was eight years old, she set up a “writing office” in her parents’ living room, complete with an old manual typewriter and a toy phone. And she (very slowly) pecked out the story of her third-grade class taking a trip around the world and losing a kid in each city. She had a dark sense of humor even then.
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