Learning to Swim (available for sale in February, 2011, but up for preorder on Amazon now!) here to answer my questions in 140 characters or less. Sara blogs over at Sara in Vermont. I hope after reading her interview you're as excited to read her book as I am.
How long have you been writing?
Since I could first form words on paper – I wrote my first short story (less than a page – I guess you could call it flash fiction) when I was 5.
Who or what was your inspiration?
Besides writing, what is your favorite thing to do?
Reading. Many other things run a close second, but books are always there, and can fit any mood.
All-expenses-paid vacation: where would you go?
Australia, this time without broken foot and book to be rewritten (during a five-week house swap) and New Zealand. Or the south of France.
What’s your favorite color and why?
Black, because it goes with everything – I’m shopping impaired.
Lunch with anyone: who would you choose?
My dad, if he could come back from the Great Beyond. I’d show him this book, and thank him for letting me read his Travis McGees.
Cat or dog?
Dog. Without a doubt. (See photo.) They seem to find me.
Any advice for aspiring writers?
Read a lot. Don’t be afraid to rewrite and cut. Read your work aloud – preferably to someone else. And keep working at it until it’s really good.
And that's it, folks! Quick, huh?
Thank you, Sara! We're cheering you on, and I can't wait to read your book. I got the chance to read the first couple sentences during a Miss Snark's First Victim critique session and have been salivating ever since.
Take care, everyone, and have a great weekend!