On the nightstand: Domino Book of Decorating, Going Bovine by Libba Bray, The Calvin and Hobbes Treasury, Metropolis by Elizabeth Gaffney
Pets: I have two ancient and pukey cats.
Place to write: I just bought a new apartment and have a gorgeous office with a view of the park. It has wainscotting!
Inspiration: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos
Cure for writer's block: Don't believe in it. Or pretend not to believe in it. Just do my job. Every day.
Favorite outfit: Today I am wearing new knee-high boots, a green corduroy skirt, a stripy shirt with a gray cardigan and a polka dot scarf. I am quite amused by my outfit today, actually.
Laptop or longhand? I type like 90 words a minute (with mistakes). Longhand would make me crazy as my brain goes much faster than that. I do have attractive handwriting though.
Next up: The Treasure Map of Boys, third in the series that started with The Boyfriend List and The Boy Book, is in stores now. Next December, the fourth in that series: Real Live Boyfriends.
Author idols: Michael Chabonwww.e-lockhart.com and www.theboyfriendlist.com
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