Congratulations. Your short story, A Warlock’s Wish, was a finalist in this year’s Beyond Expectations (an anthology of NZ intermediate school writing). Tell us about your story. What inspired it?
My story was inspired by my love for mythology and mythical creatures.
You’re a student in your spare time. So tell us really, how important are writing competitions?
I feel that writing competitions are quite important. I love reading and writing and so competitions are a fun way to express my ideas.
What is your opinion on receiving feedback?
Feedback is always good to receive because there is always room for improvement, I am always happy to hear what someone else thinks of my writing.
Name the writer (dead or alive) who you would most like to have dinner with and tell us what you would like to ask them?
Rick Riordan (because I've read all his books). I would ask him how he gets ideas as he has a great imagination, and in fiction imagination is always needed.
Tell us about your work in progress.
I am working on more short stories but they are still in very rough drafts.
YA fiction, of all the genres, is addressing the real issues. Discuss your favourite genre.
My favourite genres are fantasy and mystery because I love the element of magic and something to get your brain ticking.
Where do you see your writing taking you in the future?
I am not sure where my writing will take me in the future but hopefully it will take me far.
Anything else you would like to say about being a writer?
I think that writing (for this competition) is a fun experience.
Thank you so much for your answers. We look forward to seeing your writing in print in the future.