Welcome to Bookworm Readers' very first Monday Muse, starring the fabulous Micol Ostow in an exclusive interview below! Be sure to check out her new book, Popular Vote (click here for a review) and the big celebration on her blog (link below)-there are some great author interviews and contests!
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE RELEASE OF POPULAR VOTE?
So, so, so excited! I saw it in the bookstore last week and got all giddy and immature. And people seem into how "timely" it its, which is really nice to hear. Also, I had a lot of fun at my "cyber-release" party on my blog, celebrating with lots of author friends.
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE TO WRITE POPULAR VOTE?
Hmm....the first draft was probably about two months. Longer than I've had to write some stuff, but still pretty painful, deadline-wise.
WHICH CHARACTER IS MOST LIKE YOU?
Erin is like me in that she puts most of her thoughts down in her journal rather than sharing them with all of her friends all of the time. I can be that way, too--a little private. But then, the things I write can end up being published, which means they're not private at all (sort of like Erin's blog, I guess).
IF POPULAR VOTE WAS MADE INTO A MOVIE, WHO WOULD YOU WANT TO PLAY EACH CHARACTER?
Well, the whole time I was writing, I imagined Erin to be very similar to Reese Witherspoon in Election. So that one is obvious. As for the others, I'd have to think. Maybe cutie Chase Crawford from Gossip Girl for Logan.
HAVE YOU EVER RAN FOR ANYTHING (IN/OUT OF SCHOOL)?
I was always a writer opposed to a politician. I "ran" for editorships at the school newspapers and literary magazines, but never for student council. I liked to stick with my strengths.
HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT THIS YEAR'S ELECTIONS?
I am pleased to report that I just joined the group YA for Obama.
Stop by and check it out!
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT WRITING?
I'm never not writing these days. (:
But I suppose I do like to read, and to run, and to watch movies, and go to the park with my dog. I am also a fan of cooking and eating, and manicures. Anything that is relaxing, really.
WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY WORKING ON, BOOK-WISE?
I am rounding the finish line on the second novel in The Bradford Novels series as we speak. In fact, I'd better get back to it! Thanks for having me!
Thanks for the interview, Ms. Ostow! Keep your eyes peeled for next week's Monday Muse (author choice to come)! Remember: I want to hear your feedback. Do you like this new feature? What would you change? What would you like to see for next week's Muse?