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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Things to Know About Featured Author John Green

On the nightstand: No nightstand, just a pile of books!

Pets: Willy, my Yorkshire Terrier

Place to write: Local coffeeshop; my house

Inspiration: My readers

Dream book tour: I love touring in the Netherlands

Cure for writer's block: Giving myself permission to write poorly!

Favorite outfit: Jeans and a T-shirt

Author idol: J.D. Salinger

Next up: Another book, God willing.

Other YA Novels: Looking for Alaska; An Abundance of Katherines; and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan)

Read more about John in this month's issue of readergirlz!


Lorie Ann Grover said...

Willy has got to be the cutest dog on the planet. Yep.

Mrs. DeRaps said...

Thanks for the extra info--I just read Will Grayson, Will Grayson in one sitting! Well, maybe I got up a few times. But, it was amazing. I just can't even believe how talented John Green and David Levithan are and then them working together. Book heaven. I laughed out loud and felt like I knew the Wills and Tiny and even Maura and Jane. Such good writing. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

when he buys coffee at the coffee shop, what kind of coffee does he buy? just curious- speaking of curious- there was a beard/mustache competition today where I live- gotta love Central Oregon (weird west!)

Erin said...

John, I'm wondering what your favorite J.D. Salinger book is? I just read Franny and Zooey and it blew my mind.

Little Willow said...

We forgot to include the fact that he and Hank wear T-shirts made of 100% awesome.

Katy said...

This is such a great blog. :) I have a Sunshine award for you on my blog.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks, Katy!

I want a pizza t-shirt and a corn dog shirt. :~)

Beth S. said...

I thought Willy was a West Highland Terrier, not a Yorkie.

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