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 wordsRomeo 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.