Author Revealed

About Abigail Tarttelin

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 10/13

Q. Previous occupations

A. Video shop assistant, hotel waitress, fish & chip shop waitress, casino night bartender, bar waitress.

Q. Favorite job

A. Writer! But there were certain perks that went with the fish and chip shop.

Q. High school and/or college

A. In a small market town in England.

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. I like The National. I also love Blondie.

Q. Favorite movie

A. The original 3 Star Wars & Breakfast at Tiffanys.

Q. Favorite television show

A. Buffy The Vampire Slayer, all the way.

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. Compulsive, messy, loving, fun and wild.

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Beauty fades but crazy lasts forever. (Thank you, Lee Anna Woodcock of Atria fame!)

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. It's really difficult to answer this question without sounding dorky! I really like a balance in life, but I like to do things intensely too, so I guess my perfect, happy life would look like: a few months of intense, sweaty, fun work, followed by a solid month or more out in nature - maybe in Maine on a lake! - paddleboarding, watching wildlife, with family and friends.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Oh my gosh, I don't even want to think about this!!!

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Working on the Golden Boy TV series, hahaha.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. I am a very present person. The best time for everyone is now - people are freer to be who they are than ever before.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Just people. People are awesome.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Totally. And I'm British, but live part of the time in the states, so my friends in the UK tease me about this a LOT.

On Books and Writing

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Trust your instincts - and write someplace where they don’t have wifi.

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. I get this often, and it's the #1 best thing about Golden Boy, when lgbtqia young adults and teens get in touch to say that Max meant something really special to them. Thanks again to everyone who tweets, face books or contacts me via my website to tell me this, I really, really love it - and you guys. Thanks! <3