Have you ever wanted to know what it would be like to hang out with your favorite author(s)? In an attempt to get a better understanding of authors, my Sensational Seven Q & A takes a closer or more personal look at these authors to give you a glimpse of the personalities behind the writing of your favorite books.
“Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book; a personality which, by birth and quality, is pledged to the doctrines there set forth, and which exists to see and state things so, and not otherwise.” By Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you were given a chance to travel back in time, what year or place would you go / Why?Cyn Balog is the author of the young adult paranormal novels FAIRY TALE and SLEEPLESS. She lives outside Allentown, Pennsylvania with her husband and daughters. Visit her online at http://www.cynbalog.com/.
SLEEPLESS is in a store near you!
I've given this question serious thought, and decided that I would need to go back to an era with indoor plumbing, so that narrows it down quite a bit. I thought about going to the Titanic because I totally loved all of Kate Winslet's dresses, but the whole drowning in ice-cold water thing turns me off. Since I am secretly fascinated by the JFK assassination and LOVE Jackie O's style I think I would like to go to that era, in a little bubblegum pink pillbox hat. Maybe to the fifth floor of the book depository to see what Lee Harvey was up to and whether he really could make that shot.
Describe your novel in seven words or less?
Sandman loves girl. Much hysteria ensues.
I have too many favorite books! The one I will mention for this interview will be FEED by MT Anderson. Unfortunately I do not maintain fictional crushes because my husband is insanely jealous. Actually, um, he is really just insane.
If you could be any character in fiction, whom would you be / Why?
I would be the Wizard of Oz because I could give people things like a dollar-store heart-shaped clock on a chain and people would think I was giving them the world.
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you/ Why?
I am one of those people who, growing up, was told I look like numerous famous people, among them, Julie Delpy, Lisa Kudrow, Laura Dern in Jurassic Park, and Meryl Streep. I think Meryl Streep would probably do a really good job as me, but unfortunately I am not that old. Though with make-up and special effects... But seriously, why am I even contemplating this? Why the hell would she ever want to play ME?
If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be – please explain?
I've been asked this question a few times, and every time I come up with a different answer. So I would have to say, IS THAT YOUR FINAL ANSWER? Because I always change my mind. No actually, it should be called BORING or maybe have a warning that people shouldn't waste their time on it, like OPEN THIS BOOK AND DIE. Or maybe THE INSOMNIA SOLUTION.
How would you describe yourself/life in seven words?
Stuck inside for months; need sunshine. Help?
**Is there any additional info you would like to share with your readers about what’s next for you and your books?**
Yes! I have two more YA paranormals coming out in 2011 and 2012 from Delacorte! One is about a guy who controls the power of the sun and the other is about a guy who remembers his future. Titles to be determined. After that I was thinking about writing a book entitled, OPEN THIS BOOK AND DIE, which will obviously be a bestseller.
Thanks for stopping by Cyn!
For more information about Cyn Balog and her books, please visit her website here.