Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Author Interview with Ransom Riggs

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 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.

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