Friday, September 20, 2013

YALLFest Interview with Sean Williams

Today I am happy to share an interview with bestselling author, Sean Williams. He's the author of the Troubletwisters series and Twinmaker, which comes out November 5th.  Along with many other Young Adult authors, Sean is attending the YALLFest, or the Charleston Young Adult Book Festival, in Charleston, NC this November.  Can I tell you how jealous I am of everyone planning to attend? It sounds like a great time!  Now onto the interview:
Sean Williams

What one thing do you need to have when you write?
The right music. And chocolate as a reward when I finish.

Describe your book in 5 words
Jump meets Uglies. But different.

What is the hardest line to write- the first or the last?
The first line is often the hardest to write, but I like a good challenge. The line I like writing the least is the last because it means I have a whole load of rewriting ahead of me.

Best writing tip you ever received?
Give up. If you can do that, you’ll be happier and probably better off as a result. If you can’t, then you know writing is exactly the right thing for you!

Tell us 5 random facts about yourself.
1) I live in Adelaide, South Australia, a place that’s home to about a million other people but somehow feels like a small town, which is why I love it.
2) I still think music from the 1980s is cool.
3) My stepson has situs invertus, which means his heart is on the wrong side of his body. That’s not really about me, but it is pretty random.
4) I’m a huge fan of Doctor Who.
5) I’m minding a pair of green tree frogs, Skipper and Jumpy, for a young friend while she’s overseas with her family. You can see pictures of them on my Facebook page.

Where's your favorite place to write?
In my study, a lovely upstairs nook containing all my favorite book-related things, but I’ve trained myself to write anywhere as long as I have my headphones and some music. I quite like writing in hotels, probably because someone else does all the household chores.

What are you working on now?
Crashland, the sequel to Twinmaker.

I can't wait to read Twinmaker. Thanks for visiting, Sean! To learn more about Sean Williams, visit his website and follow him on Twitter.  Also, to learn more about YALLFest, check out their website and Twitter

Did you miss my YALLFest interview from Monday with CJ Lyons? Check it out here. 


  1. Ooooooooo I love Uglies.

    Great interview.

    I still think 80s music is cool too.

    1. Thanks, Juju. I love me some 80s music too. :) Thanks for visiting!

  2. A huge yes to chocolate as a reward! I do that with my design work too. Finish a design? Eat some M&M's. Get a new client? Eat some Hershey Kisses. It's a good system I think:) I'm super excited about Twinmaker and had the pleasure of briefly meeting Sean at his signing at BEA this year, he's adorable and I could listen to his accent all day long. Super jealous of all those that get to go to YALLFest, I wish I were closer so I could attend!

    1. Haha. That's awesome. Maybe I should start doing that? I am afraid of how much I would actually eat though. I LOVEEE chocolate. :) That's awesome you had the opportunity to meet him. I wish I could go to YALLFest as well. I would too if I lived closer. Thanks for visiting, Jenny!

  3. Ha! That writing tip is very true. And chocolate is always a good reward :)

    Great interview! I'll have to check out Twinmaker,

    1. I know, right? Gotta love chocolate. I am thinking that I need to implement a reward program just like that, although my waist line may disagree. :) Thanks for checking out my interview, Lea!


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