WBBT: Writing the True with Cynthia Leitich Smith: an interview by Vivian at HipWriterMama. Note: Check out my deep thoughts on my publishing background, writing across formats, Native youth literature, writing cross-culturally, girl power & Gothics, true love, and a myriad of other topics.
Peek: "I’m always vaguely flabbergasted by folks who begin as fantasists because the burden is so much higher. You have to succeed at all of the same elements as you do in realistic fiction and, at the same time, craft a resonant, integral, and internally consistent fantasy element."
Thank you, Vivian! See Vivian's previous WBBT interviews with Jacqueline Kelly and Megan Whalen Turner. See a listing of all of today's WBBT interviews from Colleen Mondor at Chasing Ray. Note: being called a "literary firecracker" by Colleen totally made my week!
Cynsational WBBT Giveaway
In celebration of the Winter Blog Blast Tour, I'm offering a signed copy of any of my books (winner's choice) to one of the folks who thoughtfully comments at my WBBT interview and then emails me to let me know (so I have your contact information). Deadline: midnight CST Nov. 22.