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YALLFest Interview with Lisi Harrison

Hey everyone!  Here's another exciting YALLFest interview to share with you! 

If you didn't know (and you really should because it is an awesome event) YALLFest is a great YA Author Festival held in Charleston, South Carolina hosted by Blue Bicycle Books. Still a baby, with 2013 being it's third year, YALLFest brings some of the BIGGEST names in YA books together for one day of ridiculous amazing fun.  To get people excited, they have picked bloggers across the internet to host interviews with the authors attending the festival.  I am one such lucky blogger!  

Check out the rockstar author that will be gracing us with her presence at the festival down below and keep checking back as the countdown to YALLFest keeps going! And you can always follow ALL the updates by checking out their twitter: @YALLFest

The Interview

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

Describe your book in 5 words.
PRETENDERS: 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.

Meet Lisi Harrison
Lisi Harrison is a New York Times best selling author of The Clique, Alphas and Monster High series.  She was senior director of Development at MTV and also served as head writer for MTV Productions.  She is currently pretending to work on her next novels, The Dirty Book Club (Simon & Schuster) and Pretenders (Poppy, Hachette Book Group).

1 comment:

  1. I love Lisi's *Monster High* series. I wish she would write more.


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