Interviews

Interview: Huffington Post

Over on the Huffington Post, the Book Doctors interviewed me about Bang, pizza, and writing books that teens read.

TBD: How did you learn to become a writer?

BL: I sort of figured it out on my own, really. I knew at a very young age that I wanted to tell stories, and I was manic in my reading. I read constantly. Every chance I had, I would have my nose in a book. So I sort of absorbed a lot of the lessons and the rhythms of writing and internalized them subconsciously. Which isn’t to say that I was a great writer the first time my fingers touched the keyboard! Hell, no! I still had to practice and hone my craft, which took literally decades. But no one ever really sat me down and taught me how to start — I figured that out on my own and then just kept iterating and trying until things started to click.

Read the complete interview on HuffPo!

Interview: Professional Book Nerds Podcast

I am a guest on this week’s episode of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. Topics of conversation include: Bang, when and why I do research, my awesome Wonder Woman idea, pizza, and more!

You can subscribe or download the episode in your favorite podcast player or listen to the embedded episode here.

Interview: Insecure Writers Support Group

Over at the IWSG, I can be seen blathering answers to questions ranging from my most prized comic book to my top piece of advice for writers. And I say stuff like this:

When I get to the end of the story and feel a sense of satisfaction, I know it’s done. It’s baked. Time to take it out of the oven and put it on a serving platter.

And this:

I just write what interests me and then cross my fingers and hope that it will interest others as well!

Go check out the entire interview!

Two Interviews for The Secret Sea

The Secret Sea coverTwo interviews have been posted for The Secret Sea, so I figured I’d point ’em out to you…

First up is SciFiChick.com, where I say stuff like:

It’s about family and friendship and what survives death and how far you’d be willing to go to save someone you love…and what could make you not save them.

Then we have the Teen Librarian Toolbox, where I say stuff like:

…their worst nightmare is a super-smart, fiercely independent 12-year-old girl!

Check ’em out!

Interview: Hats Off Corner

C. Lee McKenzie asked me some questions on her blog, ranging from writing-while-parenting to dealing with rejection. I said things like this:

Inspiration is a nice side effect, when it happens.

And more! Check it out.