On the nightstand:
Domino Book of Decorating, Going Bovine by Libba Bray, The Calvin and Hobbes Treasury, Metropolis by Elizabeth Gaffney
Favorite drink while you write: Coffee with milk
The Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle. Beautiful, welcoming, sophisticated.
The West Tisbury Library in Martha's Vineyard has the most amazing children's room.
I have two ancient and pukey cats.
Place to write:
I just bought a new apartment and have a gorgeous office with a view of the park. It has wainscotting!
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos
Dream book tour:
On the road with writer friends. I did this with Sarah Mlynowski and Lauren Myracle for How to Be Bad. It was so much fun. Otherwise, book touring is lonely and disorienting.
I am sitting next to Libba Bray as I write this.
Cure for writer's block:
Don't believe in it. Or pretend not to believe in it. Just do my job. Every day.
Today I am wearing new knee-high boots, a green corduroy skirt, a stripy shirt with a gray cardigan and a polka dot scarf. I am quite amused by my outfit today, actually.
Laptop or longhand?
I type like 90 words a minute (with mistakes). Longhand would make me crazy as my brain goes much faster than that. I do have attractive handwriting though.
Stilettos or Uggs?
Please. I am a New Yorker. I have to WALK everywhere. Good-looking flat boots, Pumas, Converse, Campers.
The Treasure Map of Boys, third in the series that started with The Boyfriend List and The Boy Book, is in stores now. Next December, the fourth in that series: Real Live Boyfriends.
Other YA Novels:
Ruby Oliver novels: The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys
Stand-alone novels: Dramarama, Fly on the Wall, How to Be Bad (collaboration with Sarah Mlynowski and Lauren Myracle)
The YA YA YAs,
Debbi Michiko Florence,
Roundtable: readergirlz divas, postergirlz, and friends discuss The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks