Monday, September 23, 2013

Countdown to YallFest -- An Interview With Rainbow Rowell

47 days until YallFest, not that I'm...ok, I'm totally counting :)  Today's interview is with one of my new favorites, Rainbow Rowell - fitting since this is Banned Books Week and one of her books, Eleanor and Park, has recently been banned by a county in Minnesota because of **gasp** profanity. 

(You can read more about that ridiculousness here

Anyhoo, on to the good stuff :)

Rainbow Rowell is the author of ATTACHMENTS, ELEANOR & PARK, and FANGIRL.  

Rainbow lives with her husband and two sons in Omaha, Nebraska.  Right at this moment, she is probably arguing with someone about something that doesn't really matter in the big scheme of things -- or trying to figure out how Sherlock faked his death.  

Blog and other stuff and

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

Lip balm.

Describe your book in 5 words.

FANGIRL - Earnest, snowy, swoony, minty bookish

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

The whole first page is a nightmare.  I want people to just skip it.  And I always end up rewriting it.

Best writing tip you ever received?

"Just finish your book." 

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.              

Where's your favorite place to write?

At coffee shops.  In giant overstuffed chairs.

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.

What is your favorite genre to write?  To read?

I write mostly contemporary.  I read mostly fantasy.

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

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

1 comment:

  1. It is KILLING me not to go to Yallfest. I want to go just for her. I'm Rainbow obsessed.