YALLFest Author Interview: Rainbow Rowell

Hi Swooners!

The YALLFest author we have stopping by today is Rainbow Rowell for our weekly interview! I absolutely love Rainbow and I'm so excited to have her on the blog and to be able to meet her (again) in November. She is the YA author of Eleanor & Park and of her latest book Fangirl. I recently reviewed Fangirl which I really enjoyed and I hope everyone is out getting their own copy of the book.
Here is what she had to say:

What one thing do you need to have when you write?
            Lip balm.

Describe your book in 5 words.
             Earnest, snowy, swoony, minty, bookish.

What is the hardest line to write- the first or the last?
             THE FIRST! 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 coffeeshops. 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 in? 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 novel?
             All of my ideas are full-length novels. I have a hard time narrowing my scope.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Rainbow! Go out and pick up your copy of Fangirl, you will love it, trust me.

And stop by this Wednesday to see who we have stopping by the blog.

For more information about YALLFest, visit their website: YALLFest.org


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