Featured Interview With Mélissa Délalie Houinsou
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
My name is Mélissa Délalie Houinsou, I am 20 years old. I was born in Cotonou, Benin. Currently, I live in Ottawa, Canada and I am studying health sciences. I love music, writing, reading and comic shows. I currently don’t own any pets but I had a dog named snipper back in my home country. Unfortunately, she died a few years ago.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I realized that I loved books at a very young age, around 7 or so. I actually even started writing in primary school. Of course, it was more of drawing and writing.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
Many authors inspired me through out my journey. First, the legend, J.K Rowlings; she inspired me with her imagination and the way she created her own world with her words. I also really like John Green, Meg Cabot! I actually rode princess diary during my high school years and it made me really like books. I love christian books, romance, thrillers and new adult books. I also have a “crush” on science fiction books.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
You made me smile is my latest published book. I wrote it because I battled with depression, and I know many people also do, even though they don’t talk about it. I wanted to create the story of someone who went through it and met another person ready to help them get through it.
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