Ali Cross today! Ms. Ninja Writer herself. She's full of wisdom and style and funness!
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Is there one book or author who changed your life/viewpoint/writing?
Desi’s story is the only one that changed me. I actually probably “love” some of my other books more than Desi’s, but they haven’t been “life changing”. Desi’s story taught me that I’m okay just the way I am—even though what I am is different than what I perceive to be expected of me.
Give us your elevator pitch.
The Desolation trilogy is about the devil’s daughter and her desire to be a force for good.
What’s your favorite snack?
Oh, hmm. Are we talking about treats here (mini marshmallows and dark chocolate kisses)? Or savory (crackers and cheese)? I don’t know!
What is your most memorable high school experience?
Ha! I’m gonna go with GOOD high school experience, so I’ll say the time I waited in line to pick up my student ID and realized the boy who’d played the drums in a school rock concert a couple days ago was the one handing out the card. From the moment he played/sang The Clash’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” I had a MAJOR crush on him. He was two years older and so cool. I’m happy to say I snagged him and he was my boyfriend for the rest of high school, lol.
What was the first book that turned you into a reader?
Probably Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicles of Prydain.
Are you a night owl or early bird?
Um, neither? I’m an afternoon girl, lol. Love the sunshine! I suppose if I had to pick, I’d say morning.
What is your favorite meal?
The filet from Texas Roadhouse! With a baked sweet potato and caesar salad—yum!!
What do you never leave home without?
Do you have any pets?
Yes! We have a cat (Fred), a yorkie (Rocky), and four red-eared slider turtles (Slip, Slap, Slop and Slam).
What is one piece of advice you would give aspiring writers?
To never, ever give up.
What are you goals for 2013?
Write a bunch of books! LIVE more. Worry over what I should be doing regarding social media and just live my life already.