What is your favorite line from your featured piece in The Ginger Collect?
“The sky was drenched in a garish, cotton candy sunset, the kind Janie had always loved because it was almost too colorful to be believable.”
Who is your most beloved author?
I can’t pick just one. There are three particular authors that are special to me for very different reasons, but the book that has had the biggest impact on me is definitely Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief. I first read it when I was fourteen on the recommendation of a brilliant librarian, and I’ve read it twelve times since then.
It brings me hope when I need it most.
Do you have a favorite quote from this author?
Yes, definitely. In The Book Thief, the last line Liesel writes is, “I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.”
What inspired your piece?
I’m a sucker for monster stories, especially when the monster has something human in them. I wanted to play with the relationship that might exist between grief and things that go bump in the night.
You can read Rebecca Mix’s piece in Issue Three of The Ginger Collect: The Misna’s Gift.