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Martina Boone

Martina Boone is the founder and principal blogger at Adventures in YA Publishing, a Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers pick. She writes and edits web-based and business material, and lives in Virginia with her husband, two children, and Auggie, a therapy dog, who is convinced it is his job to make the world a better place. Visit her at MartinaBoone.com, Facebook, or Twitter.
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Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Right now? The lack of objectivity in the news and the idea that people are getting more of their news from sources that share their own viewpoint. I feel like as a society, we are losing some of the bridges between each other, and that leads to less sympathy and empathy as well. It's why I love that kids still devour books. Fiction in print and on the screen provides a common denominator we desperately need.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Reading.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Usually the one I am writing about or reading about in any given moment. The ones I keep coming back to are Lizzy Bennett, D'Artagnan, Lyra from Phillip Pullman's Dark Materials, the elephant child with his "'satiable curiosity, and Puck Connolly from THE SCORPIO RACES. As far as sexy heroes? I do love Eight Beaufort, probably because I know him better than any hero I've ever read about. Also, there's a love interest coming up in book two of HEIRS OF WATSON ISLAND that I'm half in love with myself.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Besides being Queen of the World? I'd love to ride at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. They've recently starting accepting female riders.

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