Hello everyone! A while back, YA paranormal romance author Rose Garcia was kind enough to interview me on her blog. The following is an excerpt. Enjoy!
Welcome to Five Question Wednesday featuring MG author, Ilana Waters. She’s super cool and a really terrific writer. Enjoy! [note: there are less than five questions because, as I mentioned, it's just an excerpt --Ilana]
Q. How did you come up with the idea for this book? [The Adventures of Stanley Delacourt]
All right, I know this sounds silly, but it came to me in a dream. Really–it did! I woke up and knew the basic plot and three of the main characters. The rest of it is loosely based on equal parts life experience and wish fulfillment.
Q. Do any of the characters symbolize someone or something in real life?
Each of the main characters contains part of my personality. Stanley is my shy, quiet side. Sophie is how I feel when I’m irritated. And the befuddled psychic Foreshadow is the part of me that spends two hours searching for a sweater . . . that I’m wearing.
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
Q. If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have one book, what would it be and why?
This is where I give the smart aleck answer: “How to Get Off a Desert Island for Dummies.” But I’m pretty sure that’s what every author says.
So my real answer would have to be “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.” One, because it’s really, really long. It would be years before I ran out of reading material, and I might be stuck on that island for years! Two, I’ve never read the complete works, but have always wanted to. Three, because many of Shakespeare’s comedies are laugh-out-loud funny.
And if I’m in a place where there’s no indoor plumbing (and no indoors!) or coffee, I’m gonna need some cheering up.
Thanks for the interview, Ilana!
Want more MG author info.?
Read the entire author interview here, or a quick summary of my MG book here. You can even check out the first chapter for free! Then go buy it on Amazon, Barnesandnoble, Apple, Kobo, or Smashwords. Go on . . . you know you want to!
Thank you again, Rose, for having me on your blog! *waves*
What do you like best about author interviews? Least? Would you change anything in the way they’re normally done? Let me know in the comments!