Sarah Beth Durst
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Sarah Beth Durst's Vessel
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Be prepared. Be happy. Watch out for skunks.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Becoming a published writer. I have wanted to be a writer since... well, forever. It's the only thing I ever wanted to do with my life. So my greatest achievement is never giving up on that dream.
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. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. It's a toss-up between Alanna from the Tortall books by Tamora Pierce and Harimad-sol from The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley. Both are girls with swords who save the day.
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.
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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