Oh My Gosh we are almost exactly a month away from YALLWEST!!
Can you tell how excited I am?
Today to countdown to YALLWEST the totally awesome Rachel Cohn visited us and gave us a little interview!!
1. What are you most looking forward to at YALL WEST?
It's such a different and fun book festival. A mutual admiration society of authors & readers.2. Is there anyone that you are particularly interested in meeting or seeing?
I always love hearing Tiger Beat rock.3. What has been your biggest fangirl moment?
Meeting Judy Blume and telling her how I used to wish I could get scoliosis so I could be like Deenie.
Always on rotation: Aretha, Donny Hathaway, Dolly Parton, Belle & Sebastian, Cat Power, Curtis Mayfield, Prince, Lorde.5. If you could adapt another of your novels into a film which one would you choose? Do you have a dream cast?
Actually what I'd really like to see is a movie of Melina Marchetta's JELLICOE ROAD. Elle Fanning in the lead role.
I have a fun, contemporary YA novel coming out next year called KILL ALL HAPPIES, about a girl who throws a senior class all-night party at an abandoned desert theme park. And, I'm excited to also have a non-fiction book coming out next year, co-authored with one of my food activist idols, Kathy Freston. It's a guidebook for young people interested in moving away from animal foods, and it's called THE BOOK OF VEGAN(ISH).7. And of course, what are you currently reading?