Ellen Hopkins and 8 words

 

One of my favorite authors is Ellen Hopkins, author of Crank, Burned, Impulse, Glass, Identical, Tricks, and Fallout.  This is how she answered the following question:

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

Ellen. Time voyage–false starts, choppy seas, safe harbors.

See what I mean.  She’s awesome.  Each word is like a shiny polished pearl that really tells you something important.  Her books are exactly like that, spare and yet perfect.  Something else I really enjoy about her works is her characters. They don’t read like characters in a novel at all…thy are as real as you and I..except they’re not.  How does she do that!

How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

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