Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Author Interview: Michelle Hodkin

Wow, where has this year gone?! It is almost November so that means YALLFEST is creeping up on us quickly! It is on Saturday, November 9th and be sure to check out their website and Twitter to get more information.

I am thrilled today is the interview with Michelle Hodkin. Her Mara Dyer series has been on my TBR list for so long. I truly need to bump it up! I had great time exploring Ms. Hodkin's website and her fabulous Tumblr blog.  Without further ado, here is how she answered the questions:

Q1: Describe your book in 5 words
Romeo and Juliet meets Hitchcock

Q2: What is the hardest line to write- the first or the last?
I spend a lot of time thinking about my first lines. A lot of time. Too much time. Luckily the last lines usually come to me as I write.

Q3: What is your favorite genre to write in? To Read?
What I love about YA is that I don't have to choose a genre. I can blend elements and mess with conventions from all of them—horror, mystery, sci-fi, fantasy, whatever. I'm not sure I could choose a favorite, if I were ever told that I had to. And my reading is all over the place, but right now I'm reading a lot of old school sci-fi and fantasy, with some literary fiction thrown in. 

Q4: What one young adult novel do you wish you had when you were a teen? Why?
The Magicians by Lev Grossman. It's not YA, but it is about a teenager who reminds me of my teen self. And maybe also my adult self. Anyway. I basically push the book into the hands of everyone I meet. It's just that good.

Q5: What are you working on now?
A secret project that is secret. But I'm wildly excited about it, and I think my readers will be too.

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