On the nightstand:
Orange ChapStick, notebook to record dreams, The Hunger Games (amazing book!)
Favorite drink while you write:
Hot tea with lots of honey and milk
All my local independent ones - especially The Tattered Cover.
The Northwood Enoch Pratt library in Baltimore City, where I spent countless hours as a kid. Still remember exactly how it smelled . . .
Half-corgi-half-lab named Luli. She's short and long and bratty - she gets lots of laughs.
Place to write:
My *sweet lil fifties rig* - a cozy silver trailer in my driveway
Places I travel, people I meet there, caves, waterfalls, rivers, leaves, sunshine, the moon . . .
Dream book tour:
How about a series of candlelit readings in remote caves around the world? Getting there would be an adventure for everyone.
The fabulous Colorado crowd - Todd Mitchell, Ingrid Law, Lauren Myracle, Victoria Hanley, Denise Vega, Teresa Funke, and many more...
Cure for writer's block:
Walking along a river, sitting under a tree, dancing (to kumbaya, meringue, salsa), reading poetry
A très chic strapless silk dress I discovered last summer at a street market in Aix-en-Provence, France. Always looking for excuses to wear it — not easy here in Colorado -- the land of Polarfleece and Tevas.
Laptop or longhand?
Laptop unless I'm in a forest, on a beach, or under my apple tree - then it's a small spiral notebook.
Stilettos or Uggs?
Uggs. I'd destroy stilettos in two minutes flat (and be sprawled on the ground moaning in pain).
The Indigo Notebook (in October 2009) - the first novel in a travel-adventure series.
There are so, so many! Lately I've been discovering the wonders of Jerry Spinelli.
Other YA Novels:
What the Moon Saw
Yat-Yee Blog, SCBWI (scroll to part 8)
Audio clip: Listen to a clip of Red Glass, read by Emma Bering - Full audio download or CD available from Random House
Roundtable: readergirlz divas and postergirlz discuss Red Glass