On the nightstand:
THE LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL by John le Carré, PRICE OF HONOR by Jan Goodwin, THE HUNDEFRÄULEIN PAPERS by Kathy Mac, THE MAGIC THIEF by Sarah Prineas
Favorite drink while you write:
Books of Wonder in NYC
The NY Public Library
2 parakeets, 8 cats in general population, 1 cat in my office, 1 in the mud room for winter, 1 in the basement for winter, 3 feral kittens in the garage for the winter and 1 cat in my husband's office
Place to write: My office at home
Books, music, television, movies, things I see in different places in the present and the past, comments others make, myths and legends, history, photos I see online, the news
Dream book tour:
Maine (I've only been there once); Halifax, Nova Scotia; Jackson Hole, Wyoming (love it!); Boulder, Colorado; Rapid City, South Dakota (my sister lives there and I love the Badlands); Calgary; Tucson; New Mexico, San Francisco; Seattle; Victoria, BC; Vancouver, Alaska; New Zealand; Australia (both coasts this time); and then I'll fall over, because I couldn't even do a third of this without getting very tired!
Bruce Coville, Esther Friesner, Nancy Werlin, Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman, Holly Black, Maureen Johnson, Cassandra Clare, Josepha Sherman, and I'd like to think Sherwood Smith and Kristin Cashore (we did a conference recently and they were great!)
Cure for writer's block:
Talking it out with my spouse-creature, Bruce (Coville), or my editor, making something happen, introducing a new character, taking a walk, washing the dishes, thinking in the shower or during a medical test (one where you just have to lay there), changing point of view, changing voice from first person to third or vice versa.
Jeans and unusual T-shirts or soft fluffy shirts for winter.
Laptop or longhand?
Desktop. I can work some on a laptop (notebook, actually) if I'm away for a long time, but I really need to be set at my desk for any serious inroads to be made.
Stilettos or Uggs?
Gah! Sneakers. Comfortable flats for such dressing up as I do.
MASTIFF (last of Beka Cooper trilogy), a short story collection, and the next CIRCLE OF MAGIC book. Also, I'm helping to produce a Tortall companion book.
Mark Twain and Louisa May Alcott.
Other YA Novels:
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