YALLFEST Interview with Rainbow Rowell

Yallfest 2013One of the wonderful authors attending YallFest is Rainbow Rowell, author of Fangirl, Eleanor & Park, and Attachments. Here is an interview the YALLFest team did with Rainbow!

What one thing do you need to have when you write?

Lip balm.

Describe your book in 5 words.

FANGIRL: Earnest, snowy, swoony, minty, bookish.

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

THE FIRST! The whole first page is a nightmare. I want people to just skip it. And I always end up rewriting it.

Best writing tip you ever received?

“Just finish your book.”

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

Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt. I think it would have made me feel less alone.

Where’s your favorite place to write?

At coffeeshops. In giant overstuffed chairs.

What are you working on now?

I’m revising my adult novel, Landline, which comes out in spring 2014, and playing with a romantic/political/tragicomic fantasy.

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

I write mostly contemporary. I read mostly fantasy.

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

All of my ideas are full-length novels. I have a hard time narrowing my scope.

Visit Rainbow on her: Twitter * Facebook * Website * Tumblr * Goodreads, or at YALLFest of course!

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Questions about YALLFest? Head over to their website (yallfest.org) to find out more.


6 thoughts on “YALLFEST Interview with Rainbow Rowell

  1. I <3 Rainbow Rowell! I loved ELEANOR & PARK and ATTACHMENTS, and am nearly done reading FANGIRL (and LOVE it). Excited to hear she has another adult novel coming out! YAY! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Lucy says:

      RR is the best, isn’t she? And I know- so excited for Landline!! Love that she writes older YA and Adult.

      1. Just finished FG last night. LOVED it. Siiighhhhhh!

  2. BermudaOnion says:

    I’m listening to Fangirl right now and it’s terrific! Are you going to YALLfest?

    1. Lucy says:

      Such a good audiobook, right? I wish I was going to YALLFest! I hope you get to go.

  3. I am hoping to go Yallfest this year to meet her!

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