Today for 7 Questions +1 I have debut author Shannon Lee Alexander, whose new novel (brand new this week!) has been compared to John Green’s THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. YA contemporary fans, LOVE AND OTHER UNKNOWN VARIABLES is probably one you want to get your hands on! Onto the questions:
E. Kristin Anderson: What was the first spark of inspiration for your latest novel?
Shannon Lee Alexander: I was revising this amazingly crappy manuscript that I should probably delete from my hard drive just so it can’t accidentally leak out, causing me to have to create an elaborate story about possession by an illiterate demon determined to smear my good name, when the voice of this teenage boy cut through the chaos and caught my attention. Charlie Hanson walked into my writing space (which was then a corner of my toy strewn family room), flopped down on the couch near my desk, and started whining to me about his new English teacher.
His voice was so compelling and earnest, how could I not listen?~ read more ~