Besides the fact that she writes a riveting novel, we found out the following about A Northern Light author Jennifer Donnelly:
On the nightstand: Wodehouse and Beckett. The first makes my laugh till I cry. The second makes me cry till I laugh.
Favorite drink while you write: Castleton Estate's First Flush Darjeeling
Favorite bookstore: All of them. Every single one on the planet.
Favorite library: Tivoli Free Library, Tivoli, NY
Pets: My beloved greyhound, Scotty.
Place to write: My quiet, serene, light-filled office in a cottage on a horse farm in the country. No phone, no e-mail, no FedEx or DHL or UPS. Bliss!
Inspiration: The brawling, sprawling, appalling mess that is history.
Dream book tour: One that starts in the Balkans and ends up in Tibet.
Writer buddies: Just met Valerie Martin. She's so cool. She's scary-smart, but for some reason, she still hangs out with me.
Cure for writer's block: Writing. Cringe, cry, swear, scream, threaten suicide, but keep on writing.
Favorite outfit: Levi's and Blundstones. And a shirt of some nature.
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