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. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Darth Vader. He makes an entrance, reveals important plot twists, has a softer side, and wears a cool cape. What more could you want from a villain?
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. I'd like to sound all sophisticated and pick a romantic or exotic locale like the Amalfi Coast or Venice or Thailand. But really, I'd like to be in Disney World. It's just so clean. And they have these really good strawberry popsicles and chocolate-covered bananas.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter Yarrow (though it always makes me cry). Bibbity-Bobbity-Boo from Cinderella (because it always makes me smile), also When a Hippo Can Dance by Sandra Boynton (same reason). Caribbean Blue by Enya (because it's pretty, though I have no idea what the lyrics are). Just a Little Girl by Amy Studt (because it makes me feel like conquering the world).
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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