YALLFest Interview with Kami Garcia

YALLFest is coming! YALLFest is coming! On November 9th, 2013, fifty YA authors will descend on Charleston, SC, for an amazing day of free panels, presentations, and book signings. Visit the YALLFest website for more details and follow them on twitter @yallfest. In the weeks leading up to the big event, I’m hosting interviews with the talented YALLFest authors several times a week, so keep stopping by to learn more about these fabulous folks. 
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Today’s author is extra awesome because she is actually one of the founders of YALLFest, so we give a hearty welcome and a giant THANK YOU to Kami Garcia for creating such a fabulous festival. Kami is also the New York Times and USA Today bestselling co-author of the Beautiful Creature series – the books have been on all kinds of ‘best of’ lists and the first one was made into a movie that released in February. Kami is currently working on her new The Legion series about a secret society of ghost hunters formed to protect the world from a vengeful demon. The first book Unbreakable is releasing tomorrow (Oct 1st), so happy book birthday!
Kami Garcia Unbreakable
And now for the Q&A with Kami:
 
What one thing do you need to have when you write?
I need three things: my laptop, my headphones, and Diet Coke.
 
Describe your book in 5 words.
Paranormal. Ghost-hunting. Intense. Romance. Secret Societies.
 
Tell us 5 random facts about yourself.
1. I don’t know how to ride a bike.
2. I used to be an artist (a painter).
3. I won’t fly without my huge charm necklace that I believe will keep the plane from crashing.
4. I believe in ghosts.
5. Every time I write a book, I worry that everyone will hate it.
 
What are you working on now?
I am working on the second book in the Legion Series, the sequel to Unbreakable. Like Unbreakable, the sequel is very intense and has plenty of paranormal elements. But I think it’s even more romantic and surprising than the first book.
 
What is your favorite genre to write in? To Read?
My favorite genre to write is definitely urban fantasy/paranormal romance. I love to read paranormal, but I am also a huge fan of horror, crime fiction, high fantasy, and science fiction.
 
You can learn more about Kami at her website, on her blog, on facebook, and on twitter.  
 
Are you planning to attend YALLFest? Have you read any of Kami’s books? Which one(s) are your favorite(s)?
 
You can read about the first two YALLFests here and here.
 
Previous interviews:

Comments

Valued Visitor aka Gary's picture

Hi Jocelyn and hi Kami,

Okay, acronym alert! Okay, I found out that "YA" means "Young Adult". Yay me!

YALL having a good time, y'all. I'm sure that, despite your worries that folks might hate your books, the satisfaction you get from your readership inspires you on.

I shall now go and learn more about you, Kami. Good luck and have fun.

Gary :)

Medeia Sharif's picture

I don't know how to ride a bike either. I feel better knowing I'm not alone.

Great interview. I hope to read Kami's work.

Jocelyn Rish's picture

Gary - Not usually a YA kind of guy, huh? :-) Come join us on the kidlit side! 

Medeia - I haven't ridden a bike in years, so I hope it's true what they say about never forgetting how to do it.

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