YALLFest Author Interview: Ransom Riggs

Hiya Swooners!

For today YALLFest interview, we have Mr. Ransom Riggs, author of the Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Childrenon the blog. I haven't had the chance to read Riggs' book but I do have it on my TBR list. I'm very excited about meeting him in November.
Here is what he had to say:

What one thing do you need to have when you write?
Silence. My noise-cancelling headphones have become almost essential.

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.

Tell us 5 random facts about yourself:
I’m six foot four. 
I lived on a working farm until I was five. 
I used to know how to cook Indian food but now I’ve forgotten. 
I love documentaries. 
One day I will conquer the moon.

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.)

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.

Thanks so much for stopping by Ransom! I can't wait to finally meet you in November.

Swooners, be sure to stop by on Friday so see which author we are hosting!

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