On the nightstand: A whole bunch of books I'm reading at the same time!
Favorite drink while you write:
French vanilla coffee
NYPL Bronx Library Center
When I was growing up I had three dogs, Mutsy, Ben, and Sable, but right now I don't have any pets.
Place to write:
I like writing in small, independent coffee shops in Manhattan or Brooklyn Ė places with good coffee and yummy treats!
Eavesdropping on people, especially on trains.†Also, people-watching around the city.†
Dream book tour:
Traveling around the country in a rock-star-type tour bus!
All of The Longstockings (Jenny Han, Daphne Grab, Siobhan Vivian, Lisa Graff, Lisa Greenwald, Caroline Hickey, and Kathryne Alfred); Leslie Margolis; Justine Larbalestier; and Neesha Meminger.
Cure for writer's block:
Loud music, Hšagen-Dazs Caramel Cone ice cream!
Broken-in jeans and pretty tops.
Laptop or longhand?
Laptop. But when I get stuck, writing long-hand sometimes helps.
Stilettos or Uggs?
Ugh. Neither. I'm a flip-flops kind of girl!
Next up: The sequel to Tyrell (fall 2010)
Zora Neale Hurston, Judy Blume
Other YA Novels: Tyrell
The Brown Bookshelf,