YALLFest Interview with Veronica Rossi

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 interview is with the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Veronica Rossi. On her website’s bio, the first random fact she lists is “I’ve never met a dog I haven’t loved,” which automatically makes her good people in my book. Because dogs are awesome. Veronica was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and now lives in Northern California. Her bestselling trilogy started with Under the Never Sky and is set in a world where the very air can kill you, and continued with Through the Ever Night, and the final installment will be Into the Still Blue releasing on January 28th. 
Veronica Rossi Under the Never Sky
And now for the Q&A with Veronica:
 
What is the hardest line to write- the first or the last?
Yeah, those. And all the ones in between!
 
Best writing tip you ever received?
$5. Just kidding. Um… tip… I think it’s probably to allow yourself to suck when writing early drafts. It takes away a lot of the fear of generating good material. It’s not easy to be creative when you’re judging your work.
 
Tell us 5 random facts about yourself.
1. In the past year, I discovered a deep love of Brussel sprouts
2. I talk to myself. Heck. Sometimes I argue with myself.
3. I’m arguing with myself about including that last point at this very moment.
4. My favorite animals are elephants.
5. Dresses with pockets make me happy.
 
Where's your favorite place to write?
I usually work in my home office, but I love working in hotel rooms. No distractions!
 
What are you working on now?
Something I’m very excited about! Can’t divulge any details yet, but it’s an idea I’ve been mulling over for years.
 
You can learn more about Veronica at her website, on facebook, and on twitter.  
 
Are you planning to attend YALLFest? Have you read any of Veronica's books? Which one(s) are your favorite(s)?
 
You can read about the first two YALLFests here and here.
 
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