Wednesday, November 16, 2011

HEIDI'S PICK SIX: Sara Creasy

HEIDI'S PICK SIX



Sara Creasy


1. Which of your characters is your favorite?
2. Tell me about your travels.
3. Coffee, tea, or milk?

4. What else can you do besides write?
I can make an exceedingly realistic washing machine out of a cardboard box and bottle tops. My 17-month-old daughter thinks it’s awesome.


5. Who are you reading right now?
6. Pop culture or academia?
7. What is the toughest scene you ever wrote?
8. Where do you find your inspirations to write?

9. Food you could eat everyday.
Crepes all crisp around the edges, with lemon and sugar. Vanilla bean ice cream and strawberries on the side. A Twix bar on the other side. Followed by apple and rhubarb crumble with hot custard.


10. Are you into sports or other physical activities?
Absolutely not, in any respect. I am allergic to watching sports, and exercising makes my brain rot with boredom.


11. What kind of music speaks to you?

12. Do you outline your stories or do they just take you along for the ride?
I’m an obsessive outliner because it delays the inevitable laborious task of writing sentences and paragraphs. However, when I’m really into the story I find winging it much more fun.


13. Celebrity crush.
My celebrity crushes tend to burn out fast – I am so fickle. Right now I’m watching old seasons of Psych and I love the two main characters – a fake psychic and his sidekick, played by James Roday and Dulé Hill.


14. Who are the biggest influences on your work?

15. Do you still watch cartoons?
I watch Peppa Pig, Timmy Time, Pingu, The Hive, Chuggington and The WotWots. That’s pigs, sheep, penguins, bees, trains and furry steampunk aliens. I can’t even use my daughter as the excuse because she prefers the Wiggles, so I’m forced to admit that I watch because I like them.


Sara Creasy grew up in a tumbling-down Victorian house in England, where she tapped out her first stories on a tiny blue typewriter. After moving to southeastern Australia as a teenager, her love of all things fantastical hooked her on science fiction. Meanwhile, in real life, a biology degree led to work as an editor in the educational publishing industry. She was associate editor of Australia’s science fiction and fantasy magazine Aurealis for several years, and her involvement with the SF community inspired her to write her first novel, Song of Scarabaeus (2010, Harper Voyager), which was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award and the Aurealis Award for Best SF Novel. The sequel is Children of Scarabaeus (2011). Marriage to an American resulted in a second intercontinental move, and she lived in Arizona for five years before returning to Australia with her husband and baby daughter in 2010. She now lives in Melbourne.

To buy Sara Creasy's books, check out these links:


- http://www.amazon.com/Song-Scarabaeus-Sara-Creasy/dp/0061934739



- http://www.amazon.com/Children-Scarabaeus-Book-2/dp/0061934747










To find Sara Creasy online, check out these links:

WEBSITE - http://saracreasy.com


- http://saracreasy.blogspot.com


- http://twitter.com/SaraCreasy

2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for picking six, Sara!

    I really hope there's another Scarabaeus book in the works because I can't tell you enough how much I loved the first two.

    *fingers crossed for more Finn and Edie*

    :) Heidi

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  2. I have six other things to write before then, but I may get to it eventually!

    Thanks for having me on your blog.

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