AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Kelly McClymer
Kelly McClymer is the last of our NaNovember authors to be interviewed. Don't forget there's still time to enter our competition to win Kelly's book, The Salem Witch Tryouts - read on to find out how.
Please describe your latest book in 15 words or fewer:
A cheerleading witch has to switch schools, learn magic, and rebuild her kewl status.
Where do you like to write your books (in bed, a coffee shop, an office)?
Anywhere but at my computer (I get distracted by email, reading great blogs, and Sudoku). I have a chair in the corner of my bedroom that is wonderful on sunny days. The Starbucks people know my order by heart, and I know all the great quiet seating places in three nearby libraries.
Your favourite chick-lit book?
Your favourite female heroine (if different from above!), and why?
Bridget again. She's so real. And that's what I like about many chick-lit books--the protagonists are people I feel like I know, have known, or have been in my life. Imperfect, interesting, and slightly obsessed over something or other at all times.
What tips would you give to any of our readers who want to become writers?
Write. Read. Rewrite. Cry, if you have to. Submit (interesting word, isn't it? submit...but if you don't get into the habit of sending things out, you're going to have a much harder time getting readers for your writing).
What are you reading at the moment?
I'd tell you I love you, but then I'd have to kill you by Ally Carter (good, but I'm only reading a few pages a day because I'm doing NaNo and under deadline).
What are you working on now? (If you can give us a hint!)
The third book of my teen witch trilogy. Loose ends tied up, secrets revealed, and Pru's new team comes up against her old team in a finals cheering competition!
What question have you never been asked in an interview, but think you should have been? (Tell us the question and answer it too, if you like!)
Q: If you could go live in a book, which book would you pick to live in?
A: Connie Willis's Doomsday Book because it has a time machine in it, and I'd love to be a historian doing my research in the actual time periods I love to read about so much (although I'd avoid the Black Plague if I could :-)
Thanks, Kelly (great final question - and answer - by the way!). If you'd like a chance to win a copy of Kelly's book, just email us your name and address with "Salem" in the subject line. But hurry, because the competition ends tomorrow!
Read Kelly's guest blog!