Give a warm welcome to our amazing guest author of the day:
Sara Bennett Wealer, author of Rival and one of the authors featured in the amazing anthology Dear Bully!
What makes you feel like you’re reading or have read a truly amazing book?
- I know a book is amazing when I can turn off the author part of my brain. With most books – even ones I really like – I find myself thinking, “Oh I would have done that differently” or “Why did the author make that choice?” or “I love how he/she said that.” A truly amazing book just grabs me and sucks me in and makes me forget about the craft of writing. With an amazing book I can just lose myself in the story.
How did you find your cover?
– My cover was created by the art department at HarperTeen, and I really didn’t have much input. When I first saw it I was a little confused because it looked so different from how I’d imagined it would be. But so many people have said they love it, and I think it’s really gorgeous. I couldn’t be happier!
When you are reading which do you prefer:
paperback, hardcover or e-book:
I like hardcovers – I haven’t read many e-books yet. It’s not that I have something against them – I just haven’t purchased a reader. I spend all of my time on a machine when I’m writing (I write for my day job as well) that the idea of reading novels on a machine is rough for me to get my brain around. I know it’s only a matter of time, though. I probably will love it.
Current favorite band:
Do Big Time Rush and Lemonade Mouth count? (Yes, I have kids who love Nick and Disney Channel.) I’m actually giving an old favorite a second chance right now – Tori Amos has a new album out and I’m taking a listen. I was a huge fan, and then wasn’t for awhile. I’d love to love her music again!
Best movie you have ever seen:
I have a ton of favorite movies, but the Lord of the Rings trilogy probably tops my list.
In the world currently so many people have self esteem issues. Name one thing you like about yourself!
I think I’m a pretty wise person, and I’m good at seeing situations from all sides. If you need some good advice, then I’m your girl!
Thank you so much for joining us on
The Writers Voice!
For all of you fans out there (or future fans)
here is a chance to win a copy of Rival!