Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Me: That's pretty cool. So far you've had two books come out, both Young Adult. What do you like most about writing YA?
Cyn: The readers are so passionate about it. I'll get emails from readers who are so excited about the book, but I don't think adults would be so interested. The YA world is a world of firsts, of freshness and excitement. The adult world is all been-there, done-that. Pretty dull. I've tried writing adult stuff and it's never been as fun.
Me: What are you working on right now?
Cyn: Well, I am procrastinating, an art I have perfected. I am the world's best procrastinator because even though I do it all the time, I still manage to hit my deadlines (knock on wood). Anyway, I have the first draft of my fourth book, LIVING BACKWARDS, due to my editor in March. That's about a boy who remembers his future. And I just finished a proposal for a new book about paranormal happenings during a whitewater rafting trip in Maine. Which incidentally, is based on a harrowing whitewater rafting trip I took when I lived in Maine.
Me: Note to self, avoid whitewater rafting. So back to Sleepless, in the book Eron can communicate with people through their dreams. Whose dreams would you stalk if you had that power?
Cyn: My daughter's. She always comes into my room in the morning and tells me about all these wild dreams she has, but they're always happy, involving rainbows and princesses. They sound nice and unthreatening.
Me: Aww, you're much nicer than I am. In your first book, Fairy Tale, Cam is a fairy. So, would you rather be a fairy or a sandman, er, sandlady?
Me: Okay, so the age old question: What's your favorite Ben and Jerry's flavor?
Cyn: Karamel Sutra.... yum. Caramel and Chocolate is the food combination of the gods. Urgh, now you made me hungry.
Me: Yeah, I'm pretty good at that. Any books you want to rave about?
Cyn: Oh yes, I just finished reading Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus and it was delicious. I probably just said delicious because of question #6. Now I must go raid the freezer. :)
Thanks a lot, Cyn!
Make sure you run out and buy SLEEPLESS or Cyn's first book, FAIRY TALE.
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