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Author’s Pie

YA book blogger extraordinaire Kelly Ansara has introduced a really cool segment on her blog It’s a Book Thing, where she interviews local authors.

Today, she features me on Author’s Pie (I lurve that name!)

Here’s a taste.

What is your favourite genre of book to read?
That’s an easy one. YA. YA. YA. I have a huge collection of YA at home, and my to- read pile is actually ridiculous. YA is like the kid sister of the other older, more serious genres that dyes its hair a million colours and pierces its bottom lip and sticks diamantes all over it’s pink Blackberry. All of my most recent favourite reads has been YA. Bethany Griffin’s Masque of the Red Death is a steampunk take on the classic Poe story. It’s excellent on so many levels. And everyone should read Jandy Nelson’s The Sky is Everywhere which tackles death and grief but is really, really beautiful. It’s more of an art piece than a book. I read a lot of South African fiction, and I’m quite proud of my collection, but my true love will always be YA.

Read the rest of my slice of the pie here.

Future guests include Paige Nick and Cat Hellisen.


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