Interviewing Author Maria Henriksen

Interviewing Author  Maria Henriksen

Q1. Tell us about yourself. What are your favorite books to read?

A. I don't tend to reread books. However, as a substitute teacher for mainly high school and middle school students, I have reread The Outsiders which is one of my favorite novels. It was an assignment for HS students so I took the opportunity to reread it.

Q2. Where did the inspiration to write come from?

A. Ever since I was a child I wanted to write. In fact, I wrote and illustrated books in third grade. It wasn't until about 10 years ago that I decided to write a novel. My novel took a few months to write. Over 2 years ago, I dusted it off the proverbial shelf to get it ready to be published.

Q3. How did you come up with the titles of your books?

A. My novel is a YA edgy Christian romance. I wanted a short catchy name and one that was in keeping with the storyline. Due to reoccurring themes in the novel, I decided to call it Not Again. I considered other names but kept coming back to Not Again.

Q4. Anything you're currently working in 2019?

A. I plan on working on my sequel to Not Again. I started writing it, but have been swamped with trying to get my debut novel published.

 Q5. How long have you been writing?

A. I suppose I have been writing since I learned how to write.

Q6.  What advice would you like to give to other authors?

A. I'm such a newbie. My biggest advice would be to not give up. I had so many obstacles that have caused delays, but I refuse to let that deter me.

Q7. Where can we connect with you online?

A.  New subscribers to my website receive a free audio meditation download.

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Q8. Do you plan on writing any more books in the future?

A. Yes, I plan on finishing the sequel to my debut novel, Not Again.

Q9. How many books have you written?

A. Yes, I plan on finishing the sequel to my debut novel, Not Again.

Q10. Did you go to college with the intent to be a writer?

A. I actually did go to college to be a writer. I graduated from the Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Communications/Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations, a minor in psychology & a focus in business marketing.

Q11. What is your Favorite tea?

A. Chai Tea

I would like to say thank you to Maria for allowing me to interview her on my blog.


  1. Hi, I enjoyed this interview, I got to learn a little bit more about Maria and her book. Thank you so much.


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