Monday, August 2, 2010
Debutante Sighting: Kiersten White
I'll recreate the moment of my first meeting with Kiersten White, author of PARANORMALCY*.
Me: OMG! You look exactly like the girl on the cover of your book. Did they pay you extra for that?
Kiersten: Uh, I didn't shower today. I'm planning to later. But it's early and I'm not a nonfiction writer so I wasn't going to--
Me: Yeah, yeah. Hygiene. So what is PARANORMALCY about?
Kiersten: Well, it's a paranormal with romance and--
Me: Why didn't you call it Paranormalromancy then? Because that would have been more accurate.
Kiersten: I'll keep that in mind for the sequel. [Explains a bunch of stuff about theme and identity and mermaids that I don't totally follow, but mostly because I am still hung up on the fact that she wrote an amazing novel in three weeks. THREE. It sometimes takes me three weeks to decide what kind of sandwich I want.]
Kiersten: You know, I really have to go and take a shower. I'll see you later. Or not. How do you block someone on Twitter? Never mind. I'll just ask Greg Pincus.
See? Taking a relationship from Twitter to real life is amazing. I will be a fan of Kiersten's work for life. And I'm sure the feeling is mutual.
Jolie Stekly interviewed Kiersten for real. Here's the footage:
* Note. Most of this is made up. And that, my friends, is called fiction. Stay tuned for an actual interview with Kiersten on my regular blog.