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 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. 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. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Cannolis from Boston's North End. Or if you ask me sometime when I'm not hungry: several hours of writing followed by lots of hugs from my family. Plus cannolis.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Reading. Eating chocolate. Reading while eating chocolate.
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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