Today, we’ve got part 2 of our exclusive interview with Vampire Crush author A.M. Robinson. (And if you haven’t checked out Vampire Crush yet, do it! It’s an adorable, fantastic, fun, quick read … you won’t regret it!)
Since we know you’re a Buffy fan … Spike or Angel?
Spike, definitely. He was actually what got me watching the show again. I watched the first two seasons of Buffy while it aired, but was seduced away by Tuesday night ballet classes. Then one night I was watching an ad for the fifth season that had Spike being like “Buffy! Do you like the Ramones?” and the rest was history.
What are you reading now? And why should/shouldn’t we read it, too?
I have taken a little break from YA to read Hilary Mantel’s A Place of Greater Safety, which is a giant doorstop of a historical novel about the French Revolution. I chose to take the leap because I loved Mantel’s Wolf Hall and because it was sitting on my bookshelf, mocking me, but I can truly say that she’s my favorite writer of historical fiction, period. Now if only there were a few ghosts in it. . .
What question do you always wish someone would ask you in an interview?
Can you say “industrialize” in Chinese?
Now answer that question.
Yes! Funny you should ask, considering that is all I remember after four years of college. I knew it would come in handy someday.
And now, Novel Novice’s traditional flash questions:
If they made an A.M. Robinson candle, what would it smell like?
Definitely some sort of tropical fruit. It’s only fair considering that my cats are named Mango and Papaya. I secretly call my boyfriend “Pineapple.” Don’t tell him.
Any Disney movie, really. And the Angry Birds cartoon, preemptively.
Chocolate or vanilla?
Vanilla ice cream. Chocolate chai. We are complex.
Your personal theme song?
Song questions always stump me, mostly because I am pitifully pathetic when it comes to remembering non-musical lyrics. So . . . any song that has lots of “La La La” in it.
You’re on a deserted island and have to read one book for the rest of your life. What is it?
Phantom by Susan Kay. I haven’t read it for a while, but I fall in love with it again every time I do.
Favorite book as a child?
Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn. So creepy, but ultimately touching. I am always a sucker for sisterly bonding.
Hmmm. I do a nice karaoke rendition of “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” Ursula and Ariel’s parts. Also can make a clam shape with my tongue, but not while karaoke-ing, although now that I think about it, it would be Little Mermaid appropriate.
Thanks once again to Andrea for answering all our questions — it’s been a pleasuring hosting you here at Novel Novice! Be sure to stop by again soon!!