On the nightstand:
A biography of Patricia Highsmith, Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (which I just found out won the Pulitzer!), Everything Is Fine by Ann Dee Ellis
Favorite drink while you write:
Water! Gotta stay hydrated.
The King's English in Salt Lake City - comfy store, great selection, amazing staff.
The Salt Lake City Public Library, main. (Named 2006 Library of the Year! Booya!)
One very talkative parakeet named Peanut.
Place to write:
Usually the office I rent away from home, but sometimes home, sometimes the library.
Dream book tour:
The Lake District in the UK, Venice, and then a special appearance on a cruise ship going up the Inside Passage to Alaska...
So many! My in-person writing crew: James Dashner, Anne Bowen, Emily Wing Smith.
Cure for writer's block:
Time, discipline, walking.
Jeans, sneakers, comfy shirt.
Laptop or longhand?
Stilettos or Uggs?
Actually, I pretty much never take off my ecco sneakers!
A short story in Geektastic this summer. Then, my third novel, Once Was Lost, coming in October.
Other YA Novels:
Story of a Girl
Archived at Sara's website
Roundtable: readergirlz divas and postergirlz discuss Sweethearts