Wisdom from a Wordsmith – Bonus Edition

I am happy to introduce you to one of my favorite teens — Violet Perry! Violet is such a talented blogger and website designer. She is an awesome supporter of authors — especially indie authors! Violet is constantly reading and reviewing books.

Enjoy this interview with a teen who is willing to go above and beyond for others while growing her own talents! I cannot wait to see what the future holds for this remarkable young lady!

What led to your love of reading?

Honestly, I’ve always loved reading, ever since I was a baby, and to this day you’ll rarely ever see me without a book.  Reading is one of my lifelong passions, and I really hope to have a career (of some sort) related to literature.  I mean, who doesn’t love to curl up on the couch with a fuzzy blanket and a good book, especially on a cold, winter day?

What inspired you to start a blog?  

Starting my blog was actually, what I’d call “one of my best impulse decisions”.  One day, in October of 2020 (October 17th to be precise), I had a random thought to start a book blog or Youtube channel, and, obviously, I chose the first choice.  From then on, I’ve posted reviews on most of the books I’ve read, and now my goal with this blog is to help underrated authors get more publicity.  It’s truly been an honor and blessing to be able to read and review so many books mailed to me by their authors!

How did you learn the tools you need to run a successful website?

First of all, I started and built my website with Wix.  It was so easy, and I’m always finding new ways to easily improve my blog.  Also, my dad runs his own small business, so he’s built a few websites and knows all about this kind of thing.  He’s helped me with lots of stuff, including how to build my audience, expand my blog, etc.

What are some things that bring you joy as you contact authors and review books?

One of my favorite things about doing this is that while I’m doing my favorite thing (reading, of course), I’m able to help and serve others.  Whether that be helping a self-published author spread the word about their book baby, or giving others great book recommendations to help get them into reading, I love helping others in the “book world”.  Every moment I’ve spent working on my blog has been an absolute blessing.

Do you have any aspirations to become an author yourself?  If so, what genre do you prefer?

Yes, I’d love to be an author!  I wrote my first “book” when I was about eleven or twelve (a sort of sci-fi spy novel with countless plot holes, it was a mess), and I’ve had countless ideas for future ones ever since.  When I do sit down and actually start writing a book (and not just three pages of one), I’d either write a spy/thriller kind of book, or a romance, since those are two of my favorite genres. 

Thanks for being a hardworking teen with a commitment to reading clean and classy books, Violet!

Readers and fellow authors, please take the time to check out Violet’s blog and to give her some shout-outs! We want to keep teens like her encouraged! You can subscribe to her blog by scrolling down on the homepage of Just a Bookish Blog!


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