Friday, August 19, 2011

Get to know Christina

If you could be any item on Mexican restaurant menu, what would you be and why?
Flautas, because I just like how the word sounds. It's fun to say.

If you were an item of clothing what would you be and why?
The missing sock. It's a constant game of hide and seek.

When's your birthday?
Feb. 11

What quote inspires you most?
I don't really have any quotes that I can remember that inspire me. But I do often see things that other people write that inspire me--I just can't ever remember them off the top of my head.

What's a pet peeve you have?
Water rings. They're the reason that the whole top surface of my coffee table is made of cork.

Something about you that no one would know just by looking at you?
I'm seriously and irrationally afraid of choking to death on a slug. They're just terrifying and disgusting. Both Slither and Harry Potter back this fear up. Slugs + Mouths = Terrible Things!

Who's your favorite princess and why?
Ariel, because I've always wanted her hair.

Why do you want to write within the YA genre?
I love how everything is new to the characters in YA. It's all about their first love, fights, experiences and so on.

Which YA book character are you most like? Explain.
Um...Ash from Wildefire? Because I'm secretly a volcano goddess. Shhhh...don't tell anyone. But really, umm we both play with fire. Although she's a lot more hot-tempered and spunkier than me. So, I guess it's not much of a similarity.

Plotter or Panster?
I'm mostly a 'panster.' Kind of. Haha. I usually end up plotting half a novel and then not the other half when I write. And it's different for each novel. I've plotted just the first half of a novel before, then for another just the end, and for another I had no plotting done at all. Each work is just different for me.

What do you like to do when you get stuck while writing to help work through it?
I like to go driving and let my mind wander while listening to music.

Was there a specific book you read that inspired you to start writing?
If I had to pick a book I'd have to say that Twilight is what originally got me into the YA world because I didn't start reading or wanting to write until those books, but all the amazing YA books that I continue to read only inspire me more and more. There are so many beautifully written and well thought out books out there.

What is your single most favorite thing (feel free to be as vague as you like) about you're current WIP?
Scary action.

What book from childhood do you most wish you had written? What book from the past year?
The Giver by Lois Lowry from my childhood and recently, Hourglass by Myra McEntire

Two truths and one lie about yourself.
I have a twin.
I have 2 brothers.
I have 6 sisters.


  1. Great interview! I didn't know you were blogging over here now. Cool!!!

    Ugh, that picture of Ron puking up slugs is so gross! Can't get that image out of my head now, lol!

  2. Yeah I'm doing this blog with the other girls but I'm still doing my other one too.

    And yeah, isn't it gross?! Slugs are disgusting. DON'T watch slither if you think that picture is bad!