Q:Favorite fairy tale?
CB: Um, Cinderella. Because before I got married I had a name that sounded very much like Cinderella, so a lot of people called me that!
Q: Favorite YA author?
CB: Judy Blume
Q: Favorite movie?
CB: The Goonies
Q: Favorite book?
CB: This changes based on the day you talk to me.
Q: Favorite vacation spot?
CB: The Jersey Shore...
Q: Favorite actor/actress?
CB: I really don't like most of them.
Q: Favorite time of day?
Q: Favorite store?
Questions about writing:
Q:Where did you get the idea for Fairy Tale?
CB: I got the idea for Fairy Tale because I wanted to write a paranormal story, but I felt like the girl who learns she is a fairy princess is overdone and dull. After all, she’d be the envy of all her friends! I did the “what if” game and asked myself, “What if the fairy was a guy?” I found that much more interesting—imagine a football player trying to explain to his teammates that he’s a fairy.
Q: Will there be a sequel to Fairy Tale?
CB: Not unless the public cries out for it.
Q: Do you listen to music while you write?
CB: Nope. Must have silence.
Q: Are you writing anything right now?
CB: Yes, I am working on a few projects. I'm finishing the draft of SLEEPLESS, coming out in 2010, about a Sandman who falls in love with the mortal whose sleep he controls.
Q: If you could give a specific color to describe your main character's personalities, what would the colors be?
CB: Red, because Morgan has a very fiery, Italian personality... she says what she's thinking and if she's upset about something, she'll let you know.
Questions about the author:
Q: If you could be any mythical creature what would you be?
CB: I would like to be one of those gremlins that steals people's car keys and makes them think they're going nuts because that would be fun.
Q: What YA book that is coming out this year are you most looking forward to?
CB: PRADA and PREJUDICE by Mandy Hubbard because it's awesome. And a few others, like PROPHECY of the SISTERS by Michelle Zink, CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne Collins, EYES LIKE STARS BY Lisa Mantchev... the list goes on and on.
Q: How many states have you been to?
CB: I think, most of them. I travelled cross country twice so I think we stopped in a lot of the Southern ones. I missed a few in the north, but I used to live in New Jersey, California, and Maine. Now I live in Pennsylvania.
Q: If you were trapped on a desert island and you could only bring 5 things with you, what would you bring?
CB: Water, Twix bars, a stack of books, sunscreen, and the Professor (because he could make a CB radio out of coconut shells so I could get the hell out of there.)
Q: What is your weirdest work experience ever?
CB: I used to work at the beach, checking badges, and that's really weird because I was basically being paid to get a tan.
Q: Where would your dream vacation be?
CB: I went to Hawaii for my honeymoon and would love to go again.
Q: What would your dream library look like?
CB: My library where I live is pretty much my dream library. Any book you want, they have, no waiting!
Thanks Cyn! It was fun interviewing you!!