I’m taking a spring break from revision and featuring a debut YA author today.
As some of you know, I’m a 2009 Debutante, and throughout 2009 this community has supported the debut authors as their books became available. We’re still blogging about these new authors and their novels because some were pushed into 2010 for release.
Today we have Kim Derting, the YA author of, The Body Finder.
Here’s what Kim’s debut novel is about and does it sound gripping.
Q: Of all your favorite books, which one do you wish you had written?
A: You mean, besides Harry Potter? Haha. No, really, I love the HP books.
Her storytelling and plot structure abilities are amazing.
But besides those, I’d say either Accordion Crimes by Annie Proulx, or
The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak. Those are two books that made me just
want to quit, because I could never even approach the level of talent
and skill needed to write like that.
Q: What fictional character do you wish you could be?
A: Anne of Green Gables. No question. *happy sigh*
Q: After chocolate what do you eat to make the writer-block pain go away?
A: Four ounces of wild Alaskan salmon lightly seared in lemon-pressed
olive oil, then sprinkled with sea salt and organic parsley and served
on a bed…
Seriously. Starbursts and Doritos. Pound-bags of each.
Q: Actually, I loved the salmon idea. Next time I hope you’ll tell us something about how you revise or some nitty gritty details about your revision of The Body Finder. See you again, I hope and thanks for stopping by.