Where's your favorite place to read/write? My office is a little room on the top floor of my little house and it’s sunny and cozy, a perfect place to think and write and read. I have a very comfortable couch up here, with one of those warm fuzzy blankets, and the temptation is great to leave my desk and go to that couch and read till I fall asleep. But I resist.
If you could be one character in your novel who would you be? I would be Prudence, my main character. She’s got a lot more nerve than me! And I think she is stronger than me in resisting peer pressure. I didn’t do so well in that area in high school. Or now.
Who's your favorite YA book character? Carolina in R.A. Nelson’s novel Teach Me. She’s so deep and wild. I like how she takes her own path, and is so daring in her thoughts and actions. Also, I understand her obsessions.
Who/what are some inspirations? The past is a whole different planet that inspires me – I love to go back into history and see what people were doing and how they were living. I like to imagine myself then, and what I would do in their place.
Where's your favorite vacation spot? Prague. I lived in Prague for four years, and it is the most beautiful city. The ancient architecture, the palace buildings, the cathedrals, the orchards, the bridges, the river. Oh, I wish I could go back!