YALLFest Author Interview: Michelle Hodkin

Morning Lovelies,

I am super excited about the author we are hosting today. I love the Mara Dyer trilogy and Michelle Hodkin has me hooked with her writing. I am anxiously awaiting the release of the last book of the trilogy, The Retribution of Mara Dyer which is slated to be release June 2014. It can't come soon enough. I hope I get to see her again when tours for The Retribution just like she did for The Evolution of Mara Dyer.
Here's what she had to say:

Describe your book in 5 words 
Romeo and Juliet meets Hitchcock

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.

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.

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.

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.

Thanks so much for passing by, Michelle! I can't wait to finally get my hands on The Retribution come next year.

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