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. 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. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. I have curly hair. No, you don't understand. It’s really, really curly. See my author photo? That's me with about a bottle of gel dumped on my head to encourage the curls to respect the laws of gravity. If you tried to blow dry my hair, I'd have a cloud of fuzz around my head so big that I'd be a hazard to birds.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Death. Pain. Skunks. And Frisbees. Specifically, Frisbees flying through the air at high speed near my face. I am proud to say that I can face a stationary Frisbee without any feeling of horror.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Pizza. (Not such a great stretch since I eat that for almost every meal anyway.)
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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