On the nightstand:
Anna & the French Kiss (ARC) by Stephanie Perkins; Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman; two travel guidebooks to Tahiti, because *dream dream*
Favorite drink while you write:
A "depth charge" -- large coffee plus espresso.
Favorite bookstores: The universe that is Powell's City of Books
Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon
Sadly, we lost our two long-time dog companions in the past three years (to old age) and are currently petless.
Place to write:
The café where I wrote my new book closed its doors TODAY. Without warning. I'm out on the street! Need to audition new cafés soon.
Inspiration: All the weird stuff people have believed throughout history.
Dream book tour: By gypsy caravan with my favorite writers, stopping overnight in castles and haunted monasteries.
Writer buddies: Stephanie Perkins whose debut Anna & the French Kiss is out this fall (yay!) and my super-talented Portland writer friends: LK Madigan, Lisa Schroeder, Suzanne Young, Christine Fletcher, Bridget Zinn, and April Henry.
Cure for writer's block:
Brainstorming and freewriting. Bowls of cereal at midnight. Cute new notebooks.
Favorite outfit: Polka dot waitress dress with platform shoes.
Laptop or longhand?
Laptop. It's friendlier to my psychotic ceaseless revision tendencies.
Stilettos or Uggs? Platforms. I am doomed to stumble while being chased by zombies.
Author idol: Neil Gaiman, because he can and does do everything (beautifully, always)
Next up: I just finished my new book, Daughter of Smoke & Bone (fall '11). Now: the sequel!
Roundtable: Melissa Walker, Lorie Ann Grover, Enna Isilee, and Little Willow discuss the book Lips Touch.