Thanks to my friend and agent-mate Kayla Olson for tagging me on this blog tour! Kayla is a delightful person, an excellent cheerleader, AND the writer of super-suspenseful mysterious things that she needs to finish up so I can read them already. (She also routinely sends me pictures of hilariously bad taxidermy.) To read about her writing process, click here! You can also follow her on Twitter @olsonkayla.
WHAT AM I WORKING ON?
My work in progress is the book I just sold to Delacorte, a contemporary YA called LOOK BOTH WAYS that takes place at a summer theater festival in upstate New York. I don’t think I’m allowed to say much about it yet, but in a broadest sense, it’s about trying to fit in with your family, what “talent” really means, and the fine line between romantic and platonic love. (It also involves a Macbeth/Bye Bye Birdie mash-up musical called “Bye Bye, Banquo.”) I spent the summers of 2003, 2004, and 2005 working at theater festivals as a lighting designer, and I’m thrilled that I finally get to write about some of the unbelievably weird stuff that goes on there. The story isn’t autobiographical in the least, but the setting absolutely is.