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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

March: Things to Know About Featured Author Scott Westerfeld

On the nightstand: About 20 books, three pairs of reading glasses, water.

Favorite drink while you write: Water with bubbles in it. (Just got a machine to make my own.)

Favorite bookstores: Kinokuniya in Sydney, Australia. Huge YA section, lots of manga and graphic novels as well. Half Japanese and half English.

Pets: A telescope shaped like a penguin.

Place to write: In my study on an old Chesterfield couch covered in cracked leather.

Inspiration: Human beings. We're hilarious, and often awesome.

Cure for writer's block: Blow something up (in the book).

Favorite outfit: Pajamas.

Next up: Behemoth, book 2 of Leviathan.

Website: www.scottwesterfeld.com

Read more about Scott in this month's full issue!


Melissa Walker said...

Love the telescope. Is your Soda Machine also a penguin? I have a friend who has one of those.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

It didn't look like a penguin in the video. :~) I have really loved getting to know Scott better this month.