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Saturday, June 26, 2010
Author of: Summer of the Geek
Check out the interview! Please note that the questions were a collaboration between myself and Mini Magoo, as she was the one who reviewed the novel.
What's the best summer experience you've ever had?
I was horse crazy as a girl, and one summer, my parents let me lease a horse. I got to spend every day at the barn. Heaven!
What's the worst summer experience you've ever had?
Three words: Girl Scout Camp. It was hot, dirty and the pond they made us swim in was filled with leeches. I’ve hated camping ever since.
What are the challenges of writing a series, rather than a stand alone novel?
The main challenge in writing a series is to keep the characters consistent from book to book, while still giving them room to grow.
When did you first know you wanted to be a writer?
I’ve wanted to be a writer ever since I was eight-years-old. I had an old Smith-Corona typewriter that I used to write stories on.
What advice would you give to any aspiring young writers?
Read as much as you can! And read different sorts of books, from across different genres. All successful writers were readers first.
Thanks so much for such a great interview, Ms. Banks!
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