The ever-popular question meme

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  • anonymous
    July 26, 2006 at 9:19 am

    why is it that whenever a man does anything in the library or YA world, everyone goes nuts and overhypes it? (do not credit me!)

  • coppervale
    July 26, 2006 at 9:23 am

    Do you write for yourself, or for your imagined reader?

  • nevikmoore
    July 26, 2006 at 10:14 am

    Why did you have such a serious expression on your face while waiting for the traffic arrow to turn green this morning?

    I passed and waved, but you were very focussed. Brow furrowed. Grrr. Serious. Grrr.

  • signifier
    July 26, 2006 at 10:39 am

    Can you give me one piece of advice you think might help me? (Interpret that as broadly as you like.)

  • alevai
    July 26, 2006 at 1:25 pm

    What’s the worst part about being a published author?


    If, god forbid, you lost the use of your hands, would you rather write with a pen in your mouth (Mont Blanc or similar) or with a typewriter (old school, not electric) at your feet?

    (I also just wanted to say that I absolutely adored Empress. One of the freshest, most engaging pieces of new lit I’d come across in a long time. Thanks for the great read (and re-read!).

  • anonymous
    July 26, 2006 at 1:29 pm

    Oooh this could be fun. Two days ago was my 12th wedding anniversary, and my wife and I had a conversation of what we were like before we met each other, so…How would you describe me when you knew me in High School?

    -Jeff C.

  • muppie
    July 26, 2006 at 3:55 pm

    here a question! i would love to know, has a film producer ever approached you for the rights to Empress of the World?

  • dirtylibrarian
    July 26, 2006 at 6:41 pm

    Am I crazy to be thinking about moving to San Francisco?

  • anonymous
    July 26, 2006 at 7:22 pm

    is nic in the up coming book?

    jk i know you wont answer that.
    but when is the book due out? can’t wait! for the book

  • purvision
    July 26, 2006 at 9:27 pm

    This was tricky boiling it down to just one. But here goes:

    What is the most ruthless thing you’ve done in defense of your work?

  • purvision
    July 26, 2006 at 9:28 pm

    By ‘work’ I mean the writing…

  • anonymous
    July 27, 2006 at 4:51 pm

    i hope i’m not sending this twenty times… but i think my comps playing up. hmmmm…. anyway. Have you ever been approached by a film producer for the rights to Empress of the World? if no, would you ever consider doing so?

  • anonymous
    July 29, 2006 at 8:38 pm

    do you wish you were younger?

    would you want to go back in time, back to when you were in high school/college?

  • xcarminex
    July 30, 2006 at 8:17 pm

    did i put enough postage on the envelope when i sent you my chapbook?

    what is a picture that haunts you?

    — theodora