Volunteer Spotlight: Zara Hoffman
Welcome to the Mighty Pens 2021! This year we have so many wonderful volunteers standing behind us and we want to make sure everyone gets the recognition they deserve. Each week, we’ll be spotlighting one or more of our volunteers, and they can tell you in their own words a little bit about them and why they are a part of the Mighty Pens team.
Next up in our queue is Zara Hoffman (she/her), who you might have seen around when doing some Preptober sprinting on Twitch and YouTube. Make sure you check out some of her sessions in November, too! Sprints are a great way to boost your word count and hang out with cool people. Learn more about Zara on her website! There you can find Zara’s social media handles and get more information on her books.
Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
A: I am a self-published author of 6 books, and am always writing more
Q: Tell us about your pets! Or dream pet, if you don’t have one.
A: 16 lbs black and white Havanese who lives up to being a velcro dog (they always follow you), a silk dog (because of how soft she is) – both are nicknames for the breed – and also acts like a cat.
Q: What are you currently reading/watching? What was your last 5 star read?
A: Currently reading an ARC of Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez.
Q: Are you a plotter or a pantser?
A: Plotter. Used to be a pantser.
Q: What’s your favorite writing snack or beverage?
A: Was Nutella before I developed a nut allergy. Now it’s Carlin Brothers Coffee’s ginger peach tea
Q: What’s in your ears while you write?
Q: Have you participated in NaNoWriMo before? Have you won? Are you participating this year?
A: Yes, yes, and yes.
Q: What do you write? And if you can, tell us what you are working on now or will be working on for NaNo.
A: I write all types of novels. I’ve published a YA PNR trilogy, a NA SciFi Romance trilogy, and am working on a NA Thriller. My NaNo project is a YA Dystopian.
Q: Are you a Mighty Pens vet or a newcomer? Why did you decide to become a volunteer?
A: Vet. I really like what The Might Pens are all about.
Q: What’s your favorite part about the Mighty Pens?
A: The community it creates.
Q: Do you have a special connection to WeForest? Or just like raising money for a good cause?
A: I just like raising money for a good cause.
Thanks for all you do, Zara! We are looking forward to a whole month with our sprinter-extraordinaire.