Today I am thrilled that YALLFest's featured author is Ransom Riggs. He has an amazing Tumblr page--so go check it out if you have not before. I am for one really excited that the sequel to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children--Hollow City-- is available on January 14. If you have not read Peculiar Children then you are missing out!
Q1: What one thing do you need to have when you write?
Silence. My noise-cancelling headphones have become almost essential.
Q2: What is the hardest line to write- the first or the last?
The first. I rewrite and rewrite it a million times. The last comes easy.
Q3: Tell us 5 random facts about yourself.
1) I’m six foot four.
2) I lived on a working farm until I was five.
3) I used to know how to cook Indian food but now I've forgotten.
4) I love documentaries.
5) One day I will conquer the moon.
Q4: What are you working on now?
A novel for Little, Brown the plot of which is SECRET! (Sort of, for now. But I’m really excited about it.)
Q5: What is your favorite genre to write in? To Read?
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 it’s 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.