Featured Interview With Ellen Muller
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was born and raised on the Canadian prairies. I’ve lived in the city where I’ve battled traffic and construction; and I’ve lived in the country where I’ve battled snow drifts and mud logged roads.
I live in the city now, but my ultimate dream is to do both – the city in the winter and the country in the summer.
I can honestly say I am neither a city girl or a country girl – I’m a hybrid of both. I’m happy wearing my suits to go to work at my office and just as happy wearing my rubber boots to clean out the chicken coop.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I’ve loved books for as long as I can remember. Ever since I could read I was reading. I guess my early book obsessions were ‘Chose your own Adventures’ and ‘The Babysitters’ Club’ (am I dating myself by admitting this? Maybe I should say – “oh, wait I grew up reading Harry Potter, oh yes, definitely Harry Potter…).
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I love many of the classics, but I’m also a fan of more modern “chic lit” (hate that name). My favourite author of all time is the great Canadian writer, Margaret Laurence. Interestingly, the first time I heard of her was through an old CBC movie from the early nineties based on her book “The Diviners.” I was like, “hmmm, this is an interesting story and it takes place on the prairies.” After I started to read “The Diviners” I was hooked.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
Newton Park – It’s a paranormal thriller that takes place inside an old hospital. It’s about being trapped both physically and mentally. The main character, Amber, awakens in a decrepid old hospital. She has no memory of why she is there or how she got there. The book weaves it way from past flashbacks, to modern day, exploring not only Amber’s memories but memories contained in the walls of the hospital.
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