I am so excited to be able to host this YALLFEST author interview. If you’ve followed Turning Pages since the start, then you have probably heard me talk about YALLFEST at one point or another. I attended YALLFEST for the first time last November and had an amazing time! And in two months, I will be back in Charleston, SC to attend again. If you live anywhere remotely close to Charleston and you love YA. . .GO! It’s an incredible time and you’ll just love Blue Bicycle Books. In fact, it is one of my most favorite indie bookstores I’ve ever been to.
If you would like more information regarding YALLFEST, click HERE.
And you can view my post about YALLFEST 2012, HERE.
Now, onto the author interview with Cinda Williams Chima!
What one thing do you need to have when you write?
- A computer
Describe your book in 5 words
- Wizards misbehave, magic goes mutant.
What is the hardest line to write- the first or the last?
- Usually the lines in between.
Best writing tip you ever received?
- Give yourself permission to write badly.
Tell us 5 random facts about yourself.
- 1. I am a twin.
- 2. I am named after a character in a novel.
- 3. I didn’t really start driving until I was 27.
- 4. I am descended from Puritans and scoundrels.
- 5. I used to be in a folk music band.
Where’s your favorite place to write?
- On a balcony overlooking the ocean.
What are you working on now?
- I’m writing The Sorcerer Heir, the fifth book in a trilogy.
At what point in the development of an idea do you know that it will become a full-length novel?
- When I’m finished with a full-length novel.
About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima comes from a long line of fortune-tellers, musicians and spinners of tales. She began writing romance novels in middle school, which were often confiscated by her teachers.