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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

May: Things to Know About Featured Author Lisa Yee


Favorite library: All of them. If they have books, I'm there!

Pets: "Puppy," my black Labradoodle

Place to write: In my cluttered (but creative) office at midnight

Dream book tour: Tour of European bookstores with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy as my author escort

Writer buddies: Elise Broach, Dan Santat, Cecil Castellucci, Jordan Sonnenblick, Julia DeVillers

Cure for writer's block: Chocolate (and the fear of missing a deadline and being labeled a slacker.)

Favorite outfit: Crummy old jeans and a worn, soft sweater

Author idol: Markus Zusak

Next up: Bobby the Brave (Sometimes), the sequel to Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally). Also currently working on a YA mystery novel for Arthur A. Levine Books.

Additional Interviews: Publishers Weekly, TeenReads.com, California Readers, Shrinking Violet

Websites:

http://www.lisayee.com
http://www.absolutely-maybe.com
http://lisayee.livejournal.com

6 comments:

Melissa Walker said...

I love cluttered creativity!

Vivian said...

Yay for Lisa!

Lisa Yee said...

Melissa, my office (and all the stuff) is very controversial. I say that it is creative. Certain family members say it's a mess!

Erin said...

Haha, I love the dream tour bit. ;)

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Your office is stuffed, Lisa! Everyone take a look in her video.

Ah, let us know if Mr. Darcy pans out, Lisa.

JenFW said...

Your office, Lisa, looks like my brain feels.