November 21, 2014

Interview With A Misfit: Alana

To wrap up our new Misfit celebration, we've summoned the Misfit-Bot once more to introduce you to the lovely, talented Alana!

Hi, Misfit Alana! Tell us what you're working on!

Well, I'm currently working on revisions for my YA Sci-fi Fantasy as well as outlining and plotting and drafting (oh my!) one other YA and a MG idea.

Your YAMisfits nickname is The Angry Poet. What'd you do to earn that one?

I think it was the excessive use of black eyeliner, poetry contest winnings and a very sincere love for Macbeth.

How do you find your pep on a Monday, or any other day when writing is tough?

I usually find my pep at the bottom of a coffee mug and between the lyrics of a good song. It also helps to visit my Pinterest inspiration board for my current MS.

What's your favorite writing tip?

My favorite writing tip is just write. I think we get so bogged down and overwhelmed with so many tips and tricks and hopes for a shortcut. None of that is going to serve you well if you don't just sit down and get that story out.

What bands do you go geeky for, both when writing or just relaxing?

I have a very (very, very) wide range of taste in music, so I'm a flighty band lover and go for stuff based on my mood. But at the top of my frequently played list is; Johnny Cash, Imagine Dragons, Lorde and Mumford & Sons.

What's your ideal kind of casual Friday?

Yoga pants and books. Even better would be book print yoga pants! I also like to order cheese pizza and build blanket forts with my hubby and kiddos (who with sticky fingers and mismatched socks make every day casual!)

Who's your dream interview subject for YAMisfits?
I would love to interview someone with a role in publishing. It's always fun to see the other side of the book world, especially when deep in the trenches of querying.

What are some of the best books you've read recently, and which ones are you looking forward to?

I just read We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach and Of Scars and Stardust by Andrea Hannah. Both of them broke my heart in the best possible way.

There's so many books I'm looking forward to! It's difficult to not make a long list, but I'm especially looking forward to Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman.

And there you have it! Welcome, Alana! If you have any questions we missed here, feel free to leave them in the comments!


erica m. chapman said...

Love your taste in music! I wrote poetry in college, it was a great intro into writing ;o)

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