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. 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.)
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. I like being me. I am (knock on wood!) very lucky. I have a family who loves me, and I am doing what I always dreamed of doing. But if we're talking about just for a day... I think it would be cool to be a dolphin. But not one of those pink Amazon dolphins because they're kind of ridiculous looking and the bottlenose dolphins are always mocking them on their blogs.
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 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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