Friday, February 11, 2011

Upcoming Interview with Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith, author of In the Path of Falling Objects, Ghost Medicine, The Marbury Lens, and the upcoming novel, Stick, has agreed to be interviewed on my blog next week.  Of course I'm very excited, and I have some excellent questions for him, but I would also like to open it up to all of you. If there is something you would like to ask Andrew, please leave your question in the comments and I will try to put a few of them to him.

Thanks!

25 comments:

Michael Offutt said...

I don't have experience with this author, however, I'm intrigued that you like him so much and will probably look into his books now. I would like to see what kinds of questions that you've already come up with so far (call me curious). Maybe you could make another post or something with them in it for us snoopy types. :)))

Raquel Byrnes said...

Oh, exciting! I guess question for Andrew would be why he chose the era he did for In the Path of Falling Objects. Why the Vietnam war for the brother's setting?

Can't wait to read the interview.
Edge of Your Seat Romance

Christina Lee said...

AHHHH so exciting! No specific questions, sorry! I follow him on Twitter too, and think his tweets are silly--so I have a feeling he is a character :D Can't wait!

Laura Campbell said...

How did you approach him for an interview?

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

I'm sure your questions to, Andrew Smith, will be engaging enough. I look forward to the interview.

You look rather fetching in pink by the way :)

Carolyn Abiad said...

That's awesome! I can't wait to read it! :)

The Golden Eagle said...

It sounds like it will be a great interview!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

ooh, that's awesome! I'd like to know what his typical day is like

Marsha Sigman said...

I have no original questions.

Same old stuff, like how long did he write before being published? and does he have old manuscripts hidden in his sock drawer?

I'm sure your questions will rock!

Nahno McLein said...

Did he have the idea for his cover? Or how did it come to be?
Great blog, I'll see what I can learn from you.
Nahno ∗ McLein

Candyland said...

You had me at Medicine.
No question yet.
Just wanted to say that.

maine character said...

How's he keep focused on his writing and not get distracted by the temptations of the net?

And where can I get those shades?

Emily White said...

I have a question!!!

What kind of world did the blue lens in THE MARBURY LENS lead to?

DEZMOND said...

ooooh, sounds super exciting!

JM Leotti said...

Wow, major coup. Congratulations! Can't wait to read the interview!

BTW, good luck on your training. You'll do great!

Jemi Fraser said...

I have this book at the top of my TBR pile! Can't wait!!!! :)

Lydia K said...

What do you know now as a published author you wish you could tell your past unpublished self (except for knowing you'll be published someday!)

Thanks Matthew for the opportunity!

LTM said...

umm... your hair's pink. I KNOW! I've been out of it all week--Elana's was too... Must get to the bottom of this.

And Carolyn just read Marbury Lens and gave me an interesting review. Can't WAIT to read your interview~ :o) <3

Natalie Aguirre said...

How about: How is he marketing his book? What did he think worked and what would he have done differently in retrospect?

Bryan Russell (Ink) said...

Now, THAT is a rockin' cover. Looking forward to the interview!

Len Lambert said...

This sounds to be another exciting interview! I'd like to know when he started writing novels and how difficult it was for him to get published the first time :) Thanks Matthew!

Lisa Potts said...

Andrew deals with so many tough subjects in his writing. I'd like to know if there is anything he wouldn't tackle. Anything too risqué for YA?

Can't wait to read the interview!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I picked The Marbury Lens as one of my unforgettable reads of last year, but I did so with the warning that it's not for the squeamish.
Some people might not be able to stomach one particular horrific event. But the story becomes an amazing study of trauma. I don't think I will ever forget Jack, either of the worlds he inhabited, or the chilling terror of his fragmented life.

I'm not sure what question to ask Andrew, but I'd like to know if he wrestles with how gritty and intense he will write in YA. What kind of feedback does that generate?
And for The Marbury Lens, would he talk a bit about the seed for that story and how it grew?

Thanks in advance to both of you.

Hannah Kincade said...

I can't wait!!! The Marbury Lens crawled into my brain and laid brilliant, disturbing eggs.

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