Today is a very special day at Alison's Book Marks!
I would like to welcome author,
Thank you, Maggie for stopping by Alison's Book Marks! We're so excited to have you. I have been following your writing, your music and your art since I read Shiver. You are an amazing artist, do you have any plans to write and illustrate a children's book or are you sticking to guitars?
Aw, thanks. One day I will write a graphic novel and it will be a thing of beauty and colored pencil. But until then, I’m sticking to guitars and book trailers. I actually originally wanted to be a book illustrator, before I got into my portrait art career. I don’t know if I’ll ever do that . . . but I definitely am feeling the graphic novel itch.
Maggie's Sharpie Meets Her Guitar
A graphic novel by Maggie Steifvater sounds like a treat! I'm a huge fan and want you to write for me, my kids, and everyone I know, but you need a break too. I get that. When you're not writing, what is your escape?
I would like to write for you, your kids, and your neighbors as well. But yes, I do like to take off time to live and actually experience things to write about. At home, I’ll often read or play music -- piano, guitar, bagpipes, harp, or the tin whistle. Or I will apply sharpie marker to inappropriate surfaces. I also love being outside and so I’ll bike with my kids or ride horses or traipse through woods.
You and Grace have something in common! I know you wouldn't be afraid if you encountered a wolf, but I wonder how you feel about other exotic animals. For example, If I gave you a tiger cub, where would you hide it?
Depends. Is this thing still breathing? That narrows the options down, a lot.
Still breathing? Well, um, yes. Ok, this conversation just took a weird turn. Then again, were you thinking of the stuffed variety? Like Hobbes? I was thinking Real. Alive. Breathing. Moving on. How would you finish this sentence, "If I knew then, what I know now, I never would have..."
“... taken that tiger cub from Alison.” In all seriousness, it is sort of against the Maggie creed to have regrets.
Ha ha, ok, point taken! Note to self: cancel the tiger delivery. I love that you have no regrets. It keeps you moving forward. I like to move forward as well...unless I'm watching my favorite TV show. Speaking of, What is on your DVR?
DVR is for television weaklings. I have Netflix, because I am one of those people that is content to wait for the season to be done so that I can watch it all at once. And it’s Burn Notice and My Little Ponies, thank you very much.
I need to look into Netflix. We're more of a Star Wars/Transformers family, though. Someday, we'll be ordering your movies from Netflix - Shiver has been optioned by Warner Bros.! Which part would you want to play in the Shiver/Linger movies?
I would want to be the random cameo. Or the chick in the candy shop that says, “Y’all are a cute couple. Don’t ever break up or let unfortunate shape-shifting come between you.”
Mmmm. I love that scene. I can still remember the smells like they were my own!
Thank you so much for stopping by Alison's Book Marks, it was a pleasure having you here, and you are ALWAYS welcome to come back any time!
Oh my goodness! I just did an interview with Maggie Stiefvater!!! I love being a book blogger.
Now for even more Linger goodness - Maggie is leaving you all with a present! I can give away one finished copy of Linger to one lucky winner. All you have to do is follow these rules. Good luck!
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