I’m excited to have been invited to help host an author interview for YALL fest! YALL fest is a young adult book festival that will be coming to my hometown in November. I’m beyond excited to attend some of the events.

You can check out more about YALL fest here: http://yallfest.org/.

Now, for the interview! Today’s interview is with Cinda Williams Chima, who is the author of the Seven Realms series.

Here is the interview conducted by YALL fest:

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

Describe your book in 5 words.
Wizards misbehave, magic goes mutant.

What is the hardest line to write- the first or the last?
Usually the lines in between.

Best writing tip you ever received?
Give yourself permission to write badly.

Tell us 5 random facts about yourself.
1. I am a twin.
2. I am named after a character in a novel.
3. I didn’t really start driving until I was 27.
4. I am descended from Puritans and scoundrels.
5. I used to be in a folk music band.

Where’s your favorite place to write?
On a balcony overlooking the ocean.

What are you working on now?
I’m writing The Sorcerer Heir, the fifth book in a trilogy.

At what point in the development of an idea do you know that it will become a full-length novel?
When I’m finished with a full-length novel.

I absolutely adore her answers!! Take a few moments out of your busy (very busy, I know) schedule to look her up and read about her novels. Trust me, it’ll be worth it!