Monday, January 25, 2010

Interview at Meg Cabot's blog!!!

Amayyyyyyzing . . .

An interview up with me at . . . Meg Cabot's blog!!!!!!!!!!!

MEG CABOT!!!

THAT was an email request I was thrillllled to get back before the holidays.

MEG CABOT!!!

If you're not a kid-lit reader, Meg Cabot is the awesome author of many wonderful YA and middle grade books (and adult books too), of which The Princess Diaries series is the best-known, on account of the movies. She has a slew of awesome books, both series and stand-alones -- it blows my mind how prolific she is. She is also fabulously stylish and also funny. We met her -- very briefly, just long enough to stammer, "Excuse me, Ms. Cabot, can we please get our picture with you?" -- back at BEA:
She had just been one of the keynotes (along with Julie Andrews!) at the Children's Literature Breakfast. That. Was fun. (And after, in addition to being behind Meg Cabot on the escalator, I actually washed my hands next to Julie Andrews in the restroom. Ha ha! Brushes with celebrity.

Anyway, I am so thrilled to be at Meg Cabot's blog. Oh, and if you're looking to delve into her bibliography and start reading, Stephanie Perkins created an awesome primer last year with her advice on where to begin. (By the way, Steph is still in Paris, if you can believe it. Still eating pastries and strolling around in her red coat saying "Ooh la la," and carrying baguettes under her arm :-)

Thank you, Meg!

Other tidbits:

I and four other fabulous local YA authors (all friends) will be at the Beaverton City Library this Wednesday the 27th from 7 to 8:30 pm -- Lisa Schroeder, LK Madigan, Christine Fletcher, and April Henry. We'll talk about writing, and sell and sign books. Hope you can come! Info HERE.

Cheers!

12 comments:

tone almhjell said...

What a nice interview! And Nadia! I can't believe you loved her, too! My other heroines were Maika, the girl from outer space (and I named my hamster after her), Ronja the Robber's Daughter (of course!) and this French girl named Unlucky Sophie in a tv-series they showed one Christmas. She got into a lot of trouble, just like me ;)

Jen Robinson said...

That is way cool, Laini. Congratulations!! And a great interview, too.

Megsie said...

What a wonderful thing to work with somebody you admire :) I am off to go read it!

storyqueen said...

Great interview.

(Shhh, I, too, have an arch nemesis or two. One is successful, one not so much. But I would never admit to having them were it not for the interview!!)

What's the plural for nemesis anyway? nemesi? Nemesises?


Shelley

Laini Taylor said...

Ha ha -- Hi Shelley! It's nemeses -- I had a dialogue in a story once where the characters discussed this; one of them preferred "nemesissies" which I like too :-)

Cuppa Jolie said...

What a fun and great interview, Laini!

Christine Fletcher said...

Wonderful interview, Laini--Meg asks great questions, and I loved your answers. I think I need a nemesis now! *looks around living room...no potential nemesis in sight. Ah well...maybe later.*

Myrna Foster said...

Thanks for linking to the interview. I'm excited to read your books when they come out. And "nemesissies," what a funny word!

Lexi said...

Great interview! It was mucho fun to read!

And i have SEVERAL nemeses, I thought it was a normal thing to have... but i guess not? None of them know, of course.

Shelli said...

you know you have arrived when meg is interviewing you!

Annie said...

So I am the girl who works at the information booth for Oregon State University, and when you and your husband came to pick up your permits I realized AFTERWARDS (thanks to Meg Cabot's blog, which I check multiple times daily) who you were, because I recognized your name, and I freaked out and called my mom and I was kicking myself that I didn't realize it sooner and hoping you would come back and ask me where more parking spots were.

June G said...

Alas, my interview request went unanswered. I guess I'm not cool enough...*sigh*...