Monday, September 23, 2013

Author Interview: Rainbow Rowell

Have you heard of YALLFEST? If you have not, than I really encourage you to pop over to their site to learn more about this AMAZING event happening on Saturday, November 9 in Charleston, SC. I only wish I lived closer so I could attend but instead, I am helping to spread the word about it!

Today's feature author is Rainbow Rowell!! I am beyond excited to be highlighting this interview on my blog. I am sure most of you have read that there has been attempts at removing her amazing book--Eleanor & Park from the shelf at a school library in Minnesota. Today's interview is not about that, but a celebration of her and her writing! I know for one, I cannot begin to say how much I appreciate and love Ms. Rowell. I hope to have the pleasure of meeting her someday! One last thing before we get to the interview--be sure to check out Ms. Rowell's website--I just love it!! 

Q1: What one thing do you need to have when you write?

Lip balm.

Q2: Describe your book in 5 words.

FANGIRL--Earnest, snowy, swoony, minty, bookish.

Q3: What is the hardest line to write- the first or the last?

THE FIRST! The whole first page is a nightmare. I want people to just skip it. And I always end u rewriting it.

Q4: Best writing tip you ever received?

“Just finish your book.”

Q5: What one young adult novel do you wish you had when you were a teen? Why?

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

Q6: Where's your favorite place to write?

At coffeeshops. In giant overstuffed chairs.

Q7: What are you working on now?

I’m revising my adult novel, Landline, which comes out in spring 2014, and playing with a romantic/political/tragicomic fantasy.

Q8: What is your favorite genre to write in? To Read?

I write mostly contemporary. I read mostly fantasy.

Q9: At what point in the development of an idea do you know that it will become a full-length novel?

All of my ideas are full-length novels. I have a hard time narrowing my scope.

Be sure to check out YALLFEST for more information and be sure to follow them on Twitter too!

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