Galleysmith: Is there a character in literature you wish you created? Why?
TR: Harry Potter, so I’d be filthy rich. :) All right, no, I’m joking. But it’s not far off. I wish I’d created Hermione Granger, because she’s made a generation of the world’s kids think it’s cool for a girl to be smart. Thankfully, no one else needs to create her, because JK Rowling’s already done it. Hermione rules.
Galleysmith: What five things do you need when writing?
TR: Arrogance and humility in equal portions. Faith in yourself. At least one other person who loves and has faith in you. A copy of Strunk & White’s THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE. And chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate.
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Follow The Waking blog tour to learn more about Dreams of the Dead, the first book in this thrilling YA series, and its author, Thomas Randall. The two-week tour wraps up tomorrow!
Monday, September 28th: An interview with Little Willow at Bildungsroman
Tuesday, September 29th: Author Q&A with Courtney Summers
Wednesday, September 30th: The Mind of a Girl, a guest blog about writing from the female POV, at readergirlz
Thursday, October 1st: Strange Girl in a Strange Land, a guest blog about researching Japanese culture, at lectitans
Friday, October 2nd: An interview at Sarah's Random Musings
Friday, October 2nd: An interview at Steph Su Reads
Monday, October 5th: The Cold Open, a guest blog about writing mysteries, at Books By Their Cover
Tuesday, October 6th: An interview with Kim Baccellia
Tuesday, October 6th: An interview with Book Chic
Wednesday, October 7th: An interview at Presenting Lenore
Thursday, October 8th: An interview at GalleySmith
Friday, October 9th: Last stop with Kelsey at Just Blinded Book Reviews