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Original Essays | January 10, 2014 0 comments
They say that publishing a book is like having a baby. I had stumbled across that old chestnut a thousand times before. As a writer — and a... Continue »
Sarah PrineasDescribe your latest project.
The Magic Thief is a book about Conn, a scruffy kid with a dark past who survives by picking pockets on the streets of Wellmet. When he picks the wizard Nevery's pocket, he sets off on an adventure involving magic, peril, misery eels, pugilistic displays, evil Devices, the most amazing locus magicalicus in the world, and crossing a (mostly) frozen river on a night of stars as bright as daggers. He also eats a lot of biscuits and bacon.
The second and third Magic Thief books are just about finished (there are three dragons in book three!), so I'm trying to decide what to write next. Maybe another Conn and Nevery book, because I really enjoy writing about them and the Wellmet world.
Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables, because she has a great imagination that would lead both of us into fun adventures (and probably get us into trouble); she's smart, brave, and loyal. Being Anne's friend would never be boring. I would think twice before eating anything Anne cooked, though.
Introduce one other author/illustrator you think people should read, and suggest a good book by him/her.
What was your favorite story as a child?
What do you do for relaxation?
Why do you write books for kids?
Tell us about your pets.
If you could pick anyone to illustrate one of your books, who would it be and why? Conversely, if you're an illustrator, for what author would you like to illustrate?
Make a question of your own, then answer it.
A: Yes, indeed! Biscuits (with butter and honey) if they're the Benet kind, not the Conn kind. Bacon if it's nice and crispy.