Sunday, October 3, 2010

Interview with Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Lauren Baratz-Logsted is the author of many adult, children and YA books...
The most exciting of which is her newest book for teens, The Twin's Daughter (read review here)!
To learn more about Lauren and her wonderful books, visit her website.

Why should the world read The Twin's Daughter?
Because it’s fresh and different – hopefully! – being the only YA novel I know of with a main character who’s the daughter of an identical twin.

What has most influenced your writing in your life?
My ten-year-old daughter. She’s always been proud of what I do and when she grows up, I hope she’s still proud of it.

Is there a certain atmosphere that inspires you to write?
No. I’m something of a workhorse. Honestly, my office – aka my basement cave – is the opposite of what most people would call inspiring.

What are you passionate about?
See answer above about my daughter. Also “General Hospital”, shooting pool, and eating shrimp.

Of everywhere you've ever lived or traveled, where was your very favorite place?
Where I’ve lived: where I live now because I believe it’s important to be happy with where a person is. Where I’ve traveled: Kinloch Rannoch in Scotland.

Describe one powerful memory you recall from that place.
In Kinlock Rannoch we climbed a mountain. It was supposed to take two hours but for a variety of reasons took eight. Now that was memorable.

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