Susan Dennard - Something Strange And Deadly
Q: Why do you read/write YA?
It was never something I intentionally set out to do, but my middle school and high school years were when I read the most—and were when I discovered the books and authors that really shaped who I am today. I just knew I wanted to write books that would affect kids the way I was affected.
Q: If you were to elope with a superhero who would it be? Why?
Totally Henry Cavill as Superman. Have you SEEN that man?! He’s perfection. Perfection in spandex.
And if it can’t be Superman-Henry-Cavill-Version, then Space Ghost, for sure.
Q: What song on your current playlist are you addicted to?
I listened to Mumford and Sons on REPEAT while I wrote book 3 in the Something Strange and Deadly series. Their music is just SO aching and delicious.
Q: If you were on a deserted island with a lifetime supply of one food item what would it be?
I wish I could say cookies since they’re my fave, but a diet of cookies is thoroughly insensible and I would probably perish pretty quickly. AS SUCH, I would totally bring something super practical…like spirulina (blegh).
Q: If you were stuck in an elevator with only one other writer, who would it be? Why?
Sarah J. Maas. Because she’s my best friend. If not her—like if I’m supposed to pick someone serious who I admire—then probably Agatha Christie. I just think she would be awesome to chat with—plus I adore her books and would want to grill her about Hercule Poirot.