Interviewing Author Helena Wong
Q1. Tell us about yourself. What are your favorite books to read?
A. Tell me about your self what are your favorite books to read?
I am an author who is born and raised in Hong Kong but because I wanted my stories to be accessible by people from different countries, I wrote my first book-Under Her Cursed Scythe in English. The genre of this book is urban fantasy which is also my favorite genres of books to read. My favorite urban fantasy books include Harry Potter by J.K.Rowling, the Magicians by Lev Grossman and the Magisterium by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
Q2. Where did the inspiration to write come from?
A. I have loved to create my own magical world and characters since I was little so I have been writing stories since I was in primary school. However, these stories never had an ending. It was until six years ago when I first got into university and wanted to achieve a seem-to-be impossible goal of not only writing a book with an ending but also completing a whole series of stories called The Blessed or Cursed Series.
Q3. How did you come up with the titles of your books?
A. My first book -“Under Her Cursed Scythe” used to be called “The Girl with the Reaper’s Ring” and “The Reaper’s ring” but my friends point out that it’s not eye-catching enough and too obvious in terms of spoiling the plot. So I changed to it’s the current name in which “Cursed Scythe” will be the representation of “The Reaper’s ring” which the pronoun “her” will hint that a girl is the main character of the story
Q4. Anything you're currently working in 2019?
A. I am currently working on the second book of the series- Blessed or Cursed Series
Q5. How long have you been writing?
A. The unofficial answer would be since I was a Primary 4 student. The official answer would be six years (since year 1 of my university life)
Q6. What advice would you like to give to other authors?
A. Reading is the key to writing better. It was until I started reading a lot more books from the genre I have been writing about that I finally felt that the things I wrote can be shown to people other than my friends and family.
Q7. Where can we connect with you online?
A. My Instagram: @J.M.Wong
My blog: https://jollymollywongwriter.wordpress.com/
My facebook page: Jolly Molly Wong
Q8. Do you plan on writing any more books in the future?
A. Yes, my goal is to complete writing the thirteen books that are planned for the Blessed or Cursed Series.
Q9. How many books have you written?
A. One, at the moment. But I plan to write twelve more in order to complete my series
Q10. Did you go to college with the intent to be a writer?
A. I don’t think going to college is the key for me to become a writer. I have always loved creating stories but going to college did provide me a lot more time when it comes to writing a novel and completing it.