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Interview with Kay Cassidy!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Girlfriends' Cyber Circuit (GCC) is a webring of YA novelists, and I'm happy to be new member of it because I get to talk to other YA authors about their books--which, well, how awesome is that? (And I think we all know how much I love YA!)

Today, I', lucky enough to interview Kay Cassidy about her new book, The Cinderella Society!

Me: Tell us about your book in ten words or less!

Kay: Secret society dedicated to defeating mean girls of the world

Me: What's the best writing advice you've ever been given?

Kay: The best writing advice I ever got was simple: Writers write. It seems obvious, but it's easy to get caught up in the excitement of talking about a new story instead of getting that new story down on the page. The latter is the only thing that matters.

Me: What do you wish you'd known about being published/publishing before your book/first book came out?

Kay: How difficult it can be to juggle the creative side of the career with the business side of the career. I'm an MBA so the business side came naturally to me in some ways, but having to switch back and forth between the business stuff and the creative aspects can be a challenge. I wish there was a left brain-right brain switch! :-)

Me: What's the last book you read that you loved so much you had to tell everyone about it?

Kay: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer. I read the ARC of it last month (it hits shelves in October 2010) and it completely knocked my socks off. I'm not typically a huge reader of werewolves, but the mythos is so fresh and the characters so vivid and awesome that I was sucked in from the word Go. Calla is hands-down one of my favorite YA heroines ever.

Me: What blogs do you *have* to read? (Or if you don't read blogs, tell us why you don't)

Kay: I used to read a bunch of blogs, but I've been so overwhelmed with the debut of The Cinderella Society and the national Great Scavenger Hunt Contest reading program for kids and teens I host that reading blogs has become a luxury now. When I do have time to read them, I try to rotate my favorites and catch up on some that I've missed. There are too many awesome ones to name, but I do love PubRants for industry tidbits.

No answer to my random bonus question about favorite salad dressing, so I guess that one will have to remain a mystery...in the meantime, congrats to Kay on the release of The Cinderella Society, and she's totally sold me on Nightshade!!


Blogger Hannah S said...

I read this and though it was adorable!
I mean, everyone loves a Cinderella story, right?
Even when there witches involved... :)
Love, Hannah

April 20, 2010 6:20 PM  

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