YALL Fest Interview-Lisi Harrison

Don’t forget to check out the official YALL Fest Website and Twitter pages. This event takes place Saturday, pharmacy November 9th, page and includes so many awesome young adult authors, its mind blowing. If you have a chance to go to this FREE event, definitely do so!

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Today’s YALL Fest Interview is with YA author, Lisi Harrison!

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Lisi Harrison is a young adult author who is most famous for her three series: The Clique, Alphas and Monster High. The Clique series has spawned 21 novels, and has also been adapted as a series of graphic novels as well. Lisi started writing this series after being approached  by MTV, where she was working, to write a YA series. She wrote it to show that the popular people don’t always have it going on. Monster High is also an extremely popular series, and has branched out into the web and toy stores everywhere.

Lisi will be one of the many authors in attendance at this fantastic event. Enjoy this short interview!

Q: What one thing do you need to have when writing?

A: A scented candle. Each book has it’s own scent.

Q: Describe your book in five words.

A: Popular freshman’s secret journals revealed.

Q: What is the hardest line to write-the first or the last?

A: The first. 100%

Q: Best writing tip you ever received?

A: Stop writing in the middle of a chapter instead of the end. It will be easier to start up again the next day.

Q: What is one adult novel you wished you had as a teen?

A: Stargirl

Q: Tell us five random facts about yourself.

A: I can’t run.

I have a tattoo with a type-o. Its supposed to say “creativity” but it says “dry”.

In college I thought it would be cool to get a tattoo in Chinese characters.

I was supposed to be on one of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center. I changed my reservation at the last minute. Now every time I look at a clock, it says 9:11.

I can’t stand being asked about my “favorites”. I don’t have favorites. If I did, I’d forget what they are the minute you asked and would remember them the minute you leave. Its maddening.

I prefer to give six random facts

Q: Where’s your favorite place to write?

A: My office.

Q: What are you working on now?

A: Pretenders #2: License to Spill

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I hope you all enjoyed this interview with Lisi Harrison. Don’t forget to check out YALL Fest, and I hope that those of you in the area can make it out to this incredible event!

YALL Fest Interview: Shannon Hale

Don’t forget to check out the official YALL Fest Website and Twitter pages. This event takes place Saturday, unhealthy November 9th, thumb and includes so many awesome young adult authors, cheap its mind blowing. If you have a chance to go to this FREE event, definitely do so!

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Today’s YALL Fest Interview is with Shannon Hale!

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Shannon Hale is a best selling author of both children and young adult books, such as The Goose Girl, Book of a Thousand Days, and most notably, Princess Academy, which was a Newbury Honor recipient. She’s also written the book, Austenland, which was recently adapted as a major motion picture by Sony Pictures, starring Keri Russell. Austenland follows Jane, who is obsessed with Jane Austen, and Pride and Prejudice, especially the BBC adaptation featuring Colin Firth. She goes on this trip that caters to the Jane-obsessed women and find herself struggling to keep up.

Shannon is one of many authors that will be at this fest, and you can check out this short interview here.

Q: Describe your book in five words

A: Boarding school for child of famous fairytales.

Q: Best writing tip you ever received? 

A: People remember a story for its characters.

Q: What one young adult novel do you wish you had as a teen? Why? 

A: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart. Its smart, engaging, and discusses so many things I was struggling with.

Q: Tell us five random facts about yourself. 

A: I have four kids (including identical girl toddler twins). My husband likes to wear masks and hide around the house to scare me. I like to read while lying on my belly. I love the sky. I’m not a very good speller.

Q: What are you working on now? 

A: The third Princess Academy book.

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I hope you enjoyed this interview with Shannon Hale and are able to check out her books, and the movie that’s coming VERY soon. She is also on tour right now, so check out her events page to see if she’s coming near you!

YALL Fest Interview: Kami Garcia

Don’t forget to check out the official YALL Fest Website and Twitter pages. This event takes place Saturday, drugs November 9th, cure and includes so many awesome young adult authors, viagra approved its mind blowing. If you have a chance to go to this FREE event, definitely do so!

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Today’s YALL Fest Interview is with Kami Garcia

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Kami Garcia is well known as the co-author of the best selling series Beautiful Creatures, which has been adapted for a Hollywood film, written with author, Margaret Stohl. Beautiful Creatures follows the characters of Ethan, a normal Southern boy, and Lena, a Caster, afraid of her own destiny. Kami’s new book, Unbreakable, has been described as close to the show, Supernatural.

Check out this short interview:

Q: What one thing do you need to have when you write?

A: I need three things: my laptop, my headphones and a Diet Coke.

Q: Describe Your Book in Five Words.

A: Paranormal. Ghost-hunting. Intense. Romance. Secret Societies.

Q: Tell us 5 Random Facts About Yourself

A: 1. I don’t know how to ride a bike. 2. I used to be an artist (a painter). 3. I won’t fly without my huge charm necklace that I believe will keep the plane from crashing. 4. I believe in ghosts. 5. Every time I write a book, I worry that everyone will hate it.

Q: What are you working on now?

A: I am working on the second book in the Legion Series, the sequel to Unbreakable. Like Unbreakable, the sequel is very intense and has plenty of paranormal elements. But I think it’s even more romantic and surprising than the first book.

Q: What is your favorite genre to write in? To Read?

A: My favorite genre to write is definitely urban fantasy/paranormal romance. I love to read paranormal but I am also a huge fan of horror, crime fiction, high fantasy and science fiction.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s YALL Fest Interview with author, Kami Garcia!

Kami Garcia is heading out on tour for the release of Unbreakable starting tomorrow, so check out the dates to see if she’s coming near you!

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YALL Fest Interview: Veronica Rossi

Don’t forget to check out YALL Fest on their website and Twitter! This one of a kind awesome event with a ton of young adult authors is hitting South Carolina in November and if you’re in the area, information pills you’d be a fool to miss it!

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Today’s interview is with author, about it Veronica Rossi!

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Veronica Rossi is a young adult author, best known for her Under the Never Sky trilogy, which so far includes Under the Never Sky, Through the Ever Night and the prequel novella, Roar and Liv. The final chapter of this trilogy, Into the Still Blue, will be hitting bookstores in January of 2014. The books follow the story of Aria, who has always lived in the dome, until her mother goes missing, and she’s outside of the dome. She meets an outsider, a savage by the name of Perry, and together they will help each other out, to survive and to each find the person they are looking for.

Check out the interview below!

Q: What is the hardest line to write-the first or the last?

A: yeah, those. And all the ones in between!

Q: Best writing tip you ever received?

A: $5. Just kidding. Um…tip…I think it’s probably to allow yourself to suck when writing early drafts. It takes away a lot of fear of generating good material. It’s not easy to be creative when you’re judging your work.

Q: Tell us five random facts about yourself

A: 1. In the past year, I discovered a deep love of Brussel sprouts
2. I talk to myself. Heck. Sometimes I argue with myself.
3. I’m arguing with myself about including that last point at this very moment.
4. My favorite animals are elephants
5. Dresses with pockets make me happy

Q: Where’s your favorite place to write?

A: I usually work in my home office, but I love working in hotel rooms. No distractions!

Q: What are you working on now?

A: Something I’m very excited about! Can’t divulge yet, but its an idea I’ve been mulling over for years!

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I hope you enjoyed today’s interview with Veronica Rossi! Come back soon for more interviews, and don’t miss out on this awesome event!

YALL Fest Interview: Ransom Riggs

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Today’s YALL Fest interview is with author, ed Ransom Riggs!

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Ransom Riggs is a young adult author is most known for his book, price Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, cialis 40mg which has been optioned for film by Tim Burton. Hollow City, the sequel for the novel, will be releasing in January of 2014. The book was inspired by photographs, which eventually became a narrative, and has become a very popular book. You can read the synopsis for the book here:

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. 

As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here – one of whom was his own grandfather – were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason.

And somehow – impossible though it seems – they may still be alive. 

Enjoy this short interview with Ransom Riggs!

Q: What one thing do you need to have when you write?

A: Silence. My noise canceling headphones have become essential.

Q: What is the hardest line to write-the first or the last?

A: The first. I rewrite and rewrite it a million times. The last comes easy.

Q: Tell us five random facts about yourself

A: I’m six foot four. I lived on a working farm until I was five. I used to know how to cook Indian food but now I’ve forgotten. I love documentaries. One day I will conquer the moon.

Q: What are you working on now?

A: A novel for Little, Brown the plot of which is SECRET! (Sort of, for now. But I’m really excited about it).

Q: What is your favorite genre to write in? To Read?

A: Oh, definitely YA to write in. I read everything, lots of YA, lots of adult, nonfiction of all sorts. I even read poetry when I’m feeling ambitious. I think its crucial to have lots of different influences. If you only read in the genre you write in, your writing will sound like everything else that’s already out there.

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I hope you all enjoyed this YALL Fest interview, don’t forget to check them out!

And stay tuned Friday for another interview!

YALL Fest Interview: Rainbow Rowell

Disclaimer: This was supposed to be posted yesterday and I apologize that it wasn’t. Sometimes school gets in the way of, what is ed like, shop remembering stuff haha. 

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Don’t forget to check out YALL Fest on their website and their twitter!

Today’s YALL Fest Interview is with none other than Rainbow Rowell.

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Rainbow has written adult novels such as Attachments, story and her upcoming novel, Landlines. She has been garnering a lot of attention lately due to her two YA titles, Eleanor and Park and Fangirl, both of which I’ve reviewed on this blog and can be read by clicking on the title.

She is also doing some events in the next few months, besides YALL Fest, so you can check that out here.

Enjoy this short interview :)

Q: What one thing do you need to have when you write?

A: Lip Balm

Q: Describe your book in five words.

A: Fangirl: Earnest, snowy, swoony, minty, bookish

Q: What is the hardest line to write-the first or the last?

A: The first! The whole first page is a nightmare. I want people to just skip it. And I always end up rewriting it.

Q: Best writing tip you ever received?

A: “Just finish your book.”

Q: What one young adult novel do you wish you had when you were a teen? Why?

A: Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt. I think it would have made me feel less alone.

Q: Where is your favorite place to write?

A: At coffee shops. In giant overstuffed chairs.

Q: What are you working on now?

A: I’m revising my adult novel, Landline, which comes out in Spring 2014, and playing with a romance/political/tragicomic fantasy

Q: What is your favorite genre to write in? To Read?

A: I write mostly contemporary. I read mostly fantasy.

Q: At what point in the development of an idea do you know it will become a full length novel?

A: All my ideas are full length novels. I have a hard time narrowing my scope.

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I hope you enjoyed this interview with the wonderful Rainbow Rowell. Tune in Wednesday for another YALL Fest Interview!