We’re back with another round of Twitter-view. This time, the lovely Suzanne Young, author of The Naughty List series and the forthcoming A Need So Beautiful (Balzer & Bray, 2011) stopped by to talk a little summer heat, cute boys, and more.
You used to teach middle school. What got you into writing? I’ve been writing short stories since 7th grade & never stopped. After moving to Oregon I wrote my first novel.
IMing with a friend, I made a joke about ninja cheerleaders throwing sparkly death stars. Then I figured out they were tracking cheating boyfriends.
What inspires your writing? Random ideas pop in my head, scenes, & conversations. Mostly it’s about super hot guys if I’m being honest
that way in real life?
Um.. no. Not at all. I cuss a lot, but I thought it would be cute if Tessa didn’t even though others do. She creates her own reality.
you talk about your forthcoming A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL, due in Summer 2011?
A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL comes out 6/1-it’s about a girl who’s compelled to do good deeds,but every time she does, her existence begins to fade
Reese’s Pieces, Diet Pepsi and something salty. OH! And a computer.
Super into Cassandra Clare right now. I also adore Carrie Ryan & Lili St. Crow. Stephanie Perkins new book blew me away .She’s right up there.
Do you GoogleStalk yourself? I have google alerts, but I never get anything good!! I’m waiting for something scandalous or awesome to pop up.
Wasn’t my 1st or 2nd book that got published. Hell, it wasn’t even my 3rd. It was my 5th & Need so Beautiful is my 9th. So keep writing books!
I’m not really a great swimmer, so I wouldn’t really jump in a lake, but a backyard BBQ with frosty beverages sounds about right.
I feel more connected with my audience. I love when people send me questions or the occasional “NO. HE. DIDN’T!”
I don’t really like ice cream…. Sorry! If I’m eating frozen it’s probably Italian Ice.
I maybe…. Sort of… possibly… egged a girl’s car. I might have.
Can’t say the REALLY embarrassing 1, but I broke my finger while acting as the white rabbit in a play in college. Me & Backflips don’t mix.
Thanks for stopping by, Suzanne!
We’ll be back again next month with another Twitter-view — keep your eyes peeled!