On the nightstand:
A teetering pile of books; post-it notes; earplugs; one of those relaxing eye pillows; my Swiss Army knife
Favorite drink while you write:
Fair trade organic English Breakfast tea!
Porter Square Books and The Harvard Bookstore, both in Cambridge, MA; The Bookmark in Atlantic Beach, FL
That's easy! The beautiful main branch of the Jacksonville Public Library.
I'm currently petless, but dream of the perfect cat.
Place to write:
In one of various comfortable armchairs in my home.
Books, people, long walks, daydreaming
Dream book tour:
How about a tour in which I stay in one city for about two weeks? How about if the city is Rome? How about if my hotel is right next to the Pantheon?
Well, I have some, but I hate name-dropping :o)
Cure for writer's block:
I don't know if I get writer's block, exactly, but I do have trouble writing sometimes because I'm pushing too hard and need a daydreaming/resting break. The cure at those times is to STOP WRITING.
Oh, that's easy: flannel PJs.
Laptop or longhand?
Stilettos or Uggs?
The only thing I would ever use a stiletto for is self-defense.
A prequelish companion to Graceling, called Fire, comes out October 5th, 2009.
Tamora Pierce; Robin McKinley; Margaret Mahy
School Library Journal,
Roundtable: readergirlz divas and postergirlz discuss Graceling