Ellen Hopkins Talks About Her Novel, 'Love Lies Beneath'
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Shortcuts only cheat those taking them.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Making a hugely positive impact with my books.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen), Come Together (Beatles), Lights (Journey), Renegade (Styx), Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd)
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Sitting in front of the fireplace with someone you love, sipping a hot drink, eating popcorn, watching it snow.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. Loyalty to family and friends.
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