Author Interview: Melanie Rose Huff
I would like to introduce Author Melanie Rose Huff, the winner of the B.R.A.G Medallion.
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Thank you Melanie for the pleasure of this interview. I would like to ask you questions about your interests in reading. What was the last truly great book you have read?
I would have to say The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery. Beautifully written and meaningful.
What were your favorite books as a child?
Alice in Wonderland, Winnie the Pooh, The Jolly Postman, The Phantom Tollbooth… I also loved fairy tales and pretty much anything with Arthur Rackham illustrations.
What is on your night stand?
Lamp, Kleenex box, clock, lip balm, several books, tonic water, a sweatshirt, and, of course, a notebook and pen. It’s kind of a mess.
What do you plan to read next?
I just ordered my copy of Victoria Dunn’s Alice Hearts Welsh Zombies. Zombie books are generally pretty low on my reading list, but I’ve been following Victoria’s blog, Handmade by Mother, for over a year now, and I’m a huge fan of her writing style and snarky sense of humor.
What’s your favorite literary genre and why?
I like a little bit of everything, but historical fiction probably wins. Most of all I like writing that reads like music, in any genre. It can be Mozart or The Beatles (I prefer it if it’s not Justin Bieber) but it should have a rhythm, a melody.
Melanie, please tell us about your book, “Ashford.”
Well, it was kind of a happy accident. I was between writing projects, and I wrote the opening scene…then I liked the characters so much that I had to see where the story went.