Red by Alison CherryQ: Is that your real hair color?

A: Yes.

Q: Is Cherry your real last name?

A: (sigh) Yes.

Q: Did you know that your last name matches your hair?

A: Shockingly, you are not the first person to point that out to me.

Q: HEY! Did you know BOTH your last name AND your hair match the title of your first book?

A: (bangs head on wall) YES.

Q: Is that French fry place from RED real?

A: Sadly, no. I’m so sorry.

Q: How do I get ARCs of your books for review purposes?

A: RED, FOR REAL, THE CLASSY CROOKS CLUB, and LOOK BOTH WAYS are on shelves now, so there are no more ARCs available! If you’d like to review them, you can purchase your very own hardcover/e-book/audiobook or borrow them from your local library! ARCs of WILLOWS VS. WOLVERINES haven’t been printed yet.


Red by Alison CherryQ: Are any of your books part of a series?

A: No. All of my books are completely unrelated stand-alones.

Q: What are you are you working on right now?

A: I’m drafting a brand new YA and editing two collaborative novels I’ve written with friends!

Q: Why does it take SO LONG for your books to come out?

A: Trust me, nobody would be happier than me if I could write flawless first drafts, turn them in, and magically have them on the shelves a month later. But in reality, a lot has to happen behind the scenes before a book is ready for publication—rounds and rounds of edits and proofreading, layout, cover design, sales and marketing, and all kinds of other stuff I don’t even know about/understand. But I promise I’m always working on new stuff!

Q: Where do you get your ideas?

A: EVERYWHERE. Seriously, just look around. The world is a shockingly weird place.

Q: I’m an aspiring writer! Will you read and critique my work?

A: Unfortunately, there aren’t enough hours in the day for me to read and critique work I didn’t specifically ask to see. I have a large network of critique partners with whom I exchange manuscripts, and between their work and my own writing, I’m pretty swamped. I’m excited that you’re writing, though, and I encourage you to keep at it! If you’d like to ask me a question about the writing process, contact me and I’d be happy to answer.

Red by Alison Cherry

Q: I’m about to be published! Will you blurb my book?

A: Maybe! All blurb requests should go through my agent, Holly Root. You can contact her at holly@waxmanleavell.com.

Q: Is that character based on me?

A: No.

Q: Okay, I know you have to say that, but really, is she—

A: No. Nobody in any of my books is based on anyone I know in real life. I promise.

Q: Is this train going to Brooklyn?

A: *looks around* Umm… you’re on your own with this one, friend. Sorry.