Q. Have you ever wanted a villain to win at the end of a story? If so, which one?I have been racking my brain to think of an answer to this question--but alas I cannot think of a specific example. I know I have read books where I did not necessarily want the villain to win as much as I really wanted the villain to redeem him/herself so that the villain and the hero can find a harmony together. Or I have had instances where the villain character was better described or more interesting to read about. I did not necessarily want the villain to win--but I really wanted the hero to have something interesting that drew me to him/her.
“Many of us primarily read one genre of books, with others sprinkled in. If authors stopped writing that genre, what genre would you start reading? Or would you give up reading completely if you couldn’t read that genre anymore?”
I could not imagine giving up on reading completely. I have had times in my life where I did not have as much time to read--and I always miss it so much. I am so much more stressed when I do not find time to read. So I know that I would not give up on reading.
Right now I read a lot of YA--and I would be heartbroken if author's stopped writing in that genre. I think it is so important in inspiring a new generation of readers! However, if YA were no more, I think I would read more contemporary fiction and more historical fiction.