First of all, I had the amazing opportunity to meet LK Madigan this summer at the SCBWI in LA, and let me just say: She. Was. Awesome! So much so that even if I didn’t think her book sounded amazing (which it does), and even if I didn’t think you should read it (which I totally do!), I would *still* post this interview!
Her debut novel, FLASH BURNOUT, is about fifteen-year-old Blake, who has a girlfriend and a friend who's a girl. One of them loves him, the other one needs him.
When he snapped a picture of a street person for his photography homework, Blake never dreamed that the woman in the photo was his friend Marissa's long-lost meth addicted mom.
In a tangle of life, death, and love, Blake will emerge with a more sharply defined snapshot of loyalty.
Okay, LK, here we go:
1) Would you rather be the Bestselling Rockstar Author or an Acclaimed Literary Award Winner?
Dang, I know that everyone wants to answer this, “Literary Award Winning Bestseller,” and I’m no different … but if pressed, I would choose LITERARY!
2) Make people laugh, cry, or hide under the covers?
Laugh, then cry, then laugh again.
3) Retire early or just keep writing from your beach house(s)?
I don’t think I can stop, so I guess I’ll keep writing forever.
4) FaceBook or MySpace?
5) After a period, one space or two?
It was hard to give up that second space, but I managed, eventually. ONE!
And your bonus question: What ONE WORD of advice would give to any aspiring writer?
Plus, check out her BIO:
L.K. Madigan is a writer living in Portland, Oregon, who finds it odd to speak in the third person. Therefore:
Hi. I am married with one son, two big black dogs, hundreds of books, and a couple of beaters, I mean vintage cars.
For more about LK and her book, check out her website at www.lkmadigan.com!