~ YALLFest Spotlight: Lisi Harrison ~

Here at Owl Always Be Reading, we are so excited to be able to host interviews for authors that will be going to YALLFest, which we will be attending for the very first time this coming November 9th, 2013 in Charleston, SC. 

Today we have the honor of sharing with you an interview with Lisi Harrison. Check back with us soon for more authors interviews. Now, lets see what Ms. Harrison had to say. Enjoy!

~ About the Author ~
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  Lisi Harrison is the author of the Clique, Alphas, and Monster High series. She was senior director of Development at MTV and also served as head writer for MTV Productions. She is currently pretending to work on her next novel.
  Lisi lives in Laguna Beach, California. She posts a new blog every Wednesday at LisiHarrison.com

~ Author Interview ~
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1. What one thing do you need to have when you write?

A scented candle. Each book has it’s own scent.

2. Describe your book in 5 words.

Popular freshmen’s secret journals revealed.

3. What is the hardest line to write- the first or the last?

First. 100%

4. Best writing tip you ever received?

Stop writing in the middle of a chapter instead of the end. It will be easier to start up again the next 

5. What one young adult novel do you wish you had when you were a teen? Why?


6. Tell us 5 random facts about yourself.

I can’t run.

I have a tattoo with a type-o. It’s supposed to say, “creativity” but it says, “dry.”

In college I thought it would be cool to get a tattoo written in Chinese characters.

I was supposed to be on one of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center. I changed my 

reservation at the last minute. Now every time I look at a clock it says 9:11.

I can’t stand being asked about my “favorites.” I don’t have favorites. If I did I’d forget what they are 

the minute you asked and would remember them the minute you leave. It’s maddening.

I prefer to give 6 random facts. 

7. Where's your favorite place to write?

My office.

8. What are you working on now?

Pretenders #2: License To Spill.

9. What is your favorite genre to write in? To Read?

What did I just tell you about “favorites?”

10. At what point in the development of an idea do you know that it will become a full-length novel?

When I can describe it in one sentence. And do it without cringing.

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