October 11, 2013

Author Interview: Lisi Harrison

YALLFest is just a little over thirty days away in Charleston. It’s a festival that celebrates all things YA and authors and readers and everything in between. Think good food, good conversation, and your favorite authors galore. It is a paradise. To say the least.

You can click here to see what awesome authors will be there.

To help celebrate, Book ‘Em! will host author interviews with some of the authors that will make an appearance. Today, I am hosting Lisi Harrison, author of ‘The Clique’ series.

What one thing do you need to have when you write?
A scented candle. Each book has its own scent.

Describe your book in 5 words
Popular freshmen’s secret journals revealed.

What is the hardest line to write- the first or the last?
First. 100%

Best writing tip you ever received?
Stop writing in the middle of a chapter instead of the end. It will be easier to start up again the next day.

What one young adult novel do you wish you had when you were a teen? Why?

Tell us 5 random facts about yourself.
1.    I can’t run.
2.    I have a tattoo with a type-o. It’s supposed to say, “creativity” but it says, “dry.”
3.    In college I thought it would be cool to get a tattoo written in Chinese characters.
4.    I was supposed to be on one of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center. I changed my reservation at the last minute. Now every time I look at a clock it says 9:11.
5.    I can’t stand being asked about my “favorites.” I don’t have favorites. If I did I’d forget what they are the minute you asked and would remember them the minute you leave. It’s maddening.
6.    I prefer to give 6 random facts.    

Where's your favorite place to write?
My  office.

What are you working on now?
Pretenders #2: License to Spill.
What is your favorite genre to write in? To Read?
What did I just tell you about “favorites?”

At what point in the development of an idea do you know that it will become a full-length novel?
When I can describe it in one sentence. And do it without cringing.

Be sure to check out Harrison’s latest novel: Pretenders. “We’re all pretenders.” Click here to add it to your Goodreads shelf or to learn more about it.

To learn more about Lisi Harrison, her writing, and/or where you can catch her on tour, visit her website.

She can also be found on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Thank you to YALLFest for providing the interview.

Happy Reading!

-      The Hodgenator

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