Irina Hall joined the Writers’ League earlier this year and is attending the 2015 Agents & Editors Conference in June. She lives in Austin, TX.
Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?
Irina Hall: For the past several years I have been working on a thriller set in New York City, the Vatican and Moscow. The book incorporates historical elements as well as ancient relics into its plot, and explores the themes of revenge, family secrets, and forgiveness.
Scribe: What authors would you like to have coffee or a beer with and which beverage?
IH: The authors I would like to have coffee with most are Dan Brown and Sophie Kinsella. I enjoy the historical, scientific and art concepts explored in Dan Brown’s books. His novels are thought-provoking, and I think he would be fascinating to talk to. I imagine we would meet at some location with lots of ancient secrets. I also love Sophie Kinsella’s writing—her novels are just plain fun. I think with Sophie we’d skip coffee and just go for wine!
Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?
IH: Hopefully it would just be a temporary isolation! I would probably want to take Siddhartha with me, as being stranded on an island would provide a great opportunity for self-reflection.
Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?
IH: WLT has created a wonderful framework for aspiring and established authors to learn, network, and pursue their writing dreams. I have taken several writing classes that have been extremely helpful and I look forward to taking more.
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
IH: My dream is to become a full-time writer and continue writing novels and to possibly write a screenplay one day. Looking forward to seeing where this exciting path will take me!
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!
IH: I would love to meet other members of WLT. You can find me on Twitter at @Ira_Hall. I will be at the upcoming Agents and Editors Conference, so please say hello!