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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October: Things to Know About Laini Taylor

On the nightstand: Anna & the French Kiss (ARC) by Stephanie Perkins; Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman; two travel guidebooks to Tahiti, because *dream dream*

Favorite drink while you write: A "depth charge" -- large coffee plus espresso.

Place to write: The café where I wrote my new book closed its doors TODAY. Without warning. I'm out on the street! Need to
audition new cafés soon.

Inspiration: All the weird stuff people have believed throughout history.

Dream book tour: By gypsy caravan with my favorite writers, stopping overnight in castles and haunted monasteries.

Cure for writer's block: Brainstorming and freewriting. Bowls of cereal at midnight. Cute new notebooks.

Favorite outfit: Polka dot waitress dress with platform shoes.
Author idol: Neil Gaiman, because he can and does do everything (beautifully, always)

Next up: I just finished my new book, Daughter of Smoke & Bone (fall ‘11). Now: the sequel!

Blog: http://growwings.blogspot.com


Little Willow said...

I want to see this polka dot dress, Laini!

Melissa Walker said...

Laini delights me!

Laini Taylor said...

Thank you, ladies :-)

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