Please spread the word that Laurie Halse Anderson will be chatting live on the MySpace readergirlz forum this Thursday, June 19th. The chat will start at 6 PM PST/9 PM EST and last for about an hour. We're featuring Laurie's book PROM (US cover on left, UK cover on right) in this month's issue but the discussion goes in every direction. To whet your appetite, here are a few things we've found out about Laurie:
On your nightstand: Flashlight, notebook, pen (all for middle of the night ideas) and my inhaler.
Favorite drink while you write: Tea or coffee
Favorite bookstore: River's End Bookstore, Oswego, NY
Favorite library: Mexico Public Library, Mexico, NY
Pet: Kezzie (my German Shepherd)
Place to write: The loft of our house
Inspiration: My readers
Dream book tour: One that includes Paris, Edinburgh, and Tokyo
Author-buddies: Sarah Dessen, Chris Crutcher, Holly Black
Cure for writer's block: Run 5 miles
Favorite outfit: Jeans and hoodie sweatshirt, sneakers
Long-hand or laptop? Laptop
Stilettos or Uggs? Uggs!!!
Author idol: Francesca Lia Block
Next up: Chains (Fall 2008), Wintergirls (Spring 2009)