Sarah Beth Durst
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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Be prepared. Be happy. Watch out for skunks.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. I judge people primarily on whether or not they say hello to me, so I'd have to say niceness. Also sense of humor (because how can you face life without that?). And third... Really, so long as someone is kind and willing to smile, I can overlook pretty much anything else.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Telekinesis. If that's not available, then I'd love to be able to draw well. Or maybe write with my feet. That would be cool.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. After writing ICE, it drives me batty when polar bears are depicted frolicking with penguins. Polar bears live near the North Pole; penguins live near the South Pole. You can't get any farther apart. It would be like an elephant frolicking with a chipmunk in my backyard.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I regret those thousand little moments where I didn't say the right thing or was too shy to say anything at all. I also regret a certain jar of expired mayonnaise.
September 26, 2011Last week I celebrated the book birthday for my latest YA novel, DRINK, SLAY, LOVE, so I thought I'd take a moment to tell the story of how this book came to be. Here's a rough transcript:
MY BRAIN: So, what are we writing about next?
ME: I really like unicorns.
MY BRAIN: What are you, four years old?
ME: What's wrong with unicorns?
MY BRAIN: Unicorns are not cool. Unicorns are sparkly.
ME: My unicorns would be cool!
MY BRAIN: You just miss your Lisa Frank sticker collection from your Trapper Keeper.
ME: I loved those stickers.
MY BRAIN: Think of something else.
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