September 20, 2013

Author Interview: Sean Williams

It’s almost YALLFest time, celebrating all things YA and authors and readers and everything in between. To help celebrate, The Hodgenator is hosting two author interviews this week, today being the second.

The Hodgenator welcomes Sean Williams to the blog.

Random fact: my husband has read many of his ‘Star Wars’ novels—and loved them. My hubby is a huge fan of space opera, and apparently quite a fan of Williams’. Welcome to the YA world Mr. Williams!

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

The right music. And chocolate as a reward when I finish.

Describe your book in 5 words

Jump meets Uglies. But different.

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

The first line is often the hardest to write, but I like a good challenge. The line I like writing the least is the last because it means I have a whole load of rewriting ahead of me.

Best writing tip you ever received?

Give up. If you can do that, you’ll be happier and probably better off as a result. If you can’t, then you know writing is exactly the right thing for you!

Tell us 5 random facts about yourself.

1.    I live in Adelaide, South Australia, a place that’s home to about a million other people but somehow feels like a small town, which is why I love it.
2.    I still think music from the 1980s is cool.
3.    My stepson has situs invertus, which means his heart is on the wrong side of his body. That’s not really about me, but it is pretty random.
4.    I’m a huge fan of Doctor Who.
5.    I’m minding a pair of green tree frogs, Skipper and Jumpy, for a young friend while she’s overseas with her family. You can see pictures of them on my Facebook page:

Where's your favorite place to write?

In my study, a lovely upstairs nook containing all my favorite book-related things, but I’ve trained myself to write anywhere as long as I have my headphones and some music. I quite like writing in hotels, probably because someone else does all the household chores.

What are you working on now?

Crashland, the sequel to Twinmaker.

How cool is this book cover? And how interesting does this story sound, high-stakes action combines with issues of friendship and body image in this timely and thought-provoking exploration of the intersection of technology and identity? (from Goodreads)

To find out more about Williams or his writing, visit his website. You can also find him on his Goodreads page, his Facebook fan page, and on Twitter @adelaidesean.

Happy Reading!

-      The Hodgenator

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