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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Things to Know About Featured Author Holly Cupala

Favorite drink while you write: Tea. Earl Grey. Hot. Or lemonade.

Inspiration: Dreams, friends, books, life

Dream book tour: Book tour world cruise, of course

Writer buddies: The readergirlz, and many more!

Cure for writer's block: Candy, tea, procrastination, and a timer

Favorite outfit: My grey lacy dress - it's cute and comfy and goes with everything

Laptop or longhand? Notes in long-hand, novel in laptop

Author idol: Italo Calvino

Next up: Street Creed (tentative title) in Fall 2011, about a suburban girl who runs away from dark secrets and finds a homeless band of friends...and a gritty romance with a boy named Creed.

Additional Interviews:
HarperTeen
Hunger Mountain
Seattle Book Examiner
Little Willow, Bildungsroman
Teens Read Too
YA Fresh

Website: hollycupala.com

Find out more about Holly in this month's issue of readergirlz!

6 comments:

Micol Ostow said...

Melissa Walker told me she uses a timer when she procrastinates, too. It sounds like there's something to that. :P

Anne Bennett said...

I have been a Readergirlz follower since the WLMA conference several years ago. Thanks for all you do for in promoting strong females!
For this I have just awarded you the versatile blogger award. Take a look here and enjoy!
http://headfullofbooks.blogspot.com/2010/08/versatile-blogger-me.html

Kay Richardson said...

Holly looks wicked. I wish that she could be my friend.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Holly is AWESOME!

Thanks so much, Anne. Since WLMA! That was such a fun visit.

holly cupala said...

Oooh, wicked. I've never been that before. Thanks, Kay!

What a cool award, Anne! Thank you!

Micol, yes, the timer keeps me in line. More than anything, it helps me outrun the internal critic.

LA, thanks. xoxo

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