Spring. I am usually very psyched that winter is over and in Maine winter last forever.
Favorite Place to eat out?
Cleonice, which is this Mediterranean bistro type place on Main Street in my town. They have tapas. I heart tapas.
Favorite TV Show?
I know! I know! That totally reveals my geek-i-tude
I can't play favorites. I feel like I'd hurt too many movies' feelings, but right now I am currently loving up anything with Cary Grant, which means it's in black and white, and all lovey-dovey in an old-fashioned way.
Oh! This is soooooo hard. I love old-fashioned songs and random disco songs and old Marvin Gaye songs and old punk and I am so all over the place. Right now my favorite song is The Chicken Dance, just because my nana (who is 98) still gets up and does it. You have not lived
until you see a 98-year-old chicken dance.
This Organic Vanilla shampoo
I am currently into Cary Grant, who is dead I think.
Questions about writing:
Are you writing any other young adult novels after the NEED series?
Yes. Gosh! I mean, I hope so!
I write contemporary young adult novels, too. I hope publishers keep buying them. That's my big fear. I actual have a back-up of novels that my agent hasn't submitted to publishers yet.
What type of books do you like to read when you are writing?
Poetry. Contemporary poetry that doesn't rhyme usually or really cheap mystery novels, you know the kind you can get at the grocery store.
Do you listen to music while you write?
All the time. Unless I'm having a super hard time focusing. It's hard for me to write without music.
Questions about the author:
If you could be any mythical creature what would you be?
A Silvan Elf, I think. I like the whole living in the trees thing.
Do you have any phobias like Zara in NEED?
I am really afraid of downhill skiing and somewhat afraid of the dentist.
If you created an ice cream flavor what would it be called?
Yummy yummy in your tummy
Where would your dream vacation be?
It would be one of those round-the-world type adventures for a year and I would spend a month in each place and the places would include:
Do you play video games and if so what do you play?
I STINK at video games. I can't even talk about it - it's just that horrifying.
What is your weirdest work experience?
Riding around with a police officer to get background information for a story and listening to his stories and going into this deserted old town office during a call. Very fun and very creepy.
When you were little did you want to be a writer or something else?
I wanted to be assassinated while bringing peace to Northern Ireland, and then I wanted to be a private investigator and then I wanted to be a human rights attorney. I was a weird kid.
Oh! I also wanted to be a cryptozologist and find Bigfoot. I had a crush on Bigfoot.
What is the most recent book you have read?
Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith
How many states have you traveled through?
Oh, gosh, I have to count.... Not counting airplane landings - 21.
If you could live in a certain book what would it be and why?
I'd live in the Harry Potter books because I just love the thought of magic happening everywhere and people not knowing about it (if I was a Muggle) or the thought of being a wizard and fighting against evil. I like that the evil is so clear cut. Plus, polyjuice potion? So cool....