Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Bits 'n Pieces - Susan Juby

Susan Juby is the author of a host of YA novels, her most recent being Getting The Girl. Isn't the cover for it adorable? I'm definitely excited to read it soon. You can visit her website here. To learn more about her other books and read some fun posts on her blog. I hope you enjoy the interview!

This or that.
Rain or shine?
Shine. With the promise of rain overnight.
iPod or mp3 player?
Movies or TV?
City or country?
Country. With trips to the city.
Mountains or beaches?
Dots or stripes?
Both. Preferably on the same garment.
Dogs or cats?
Cooking or eating out?
Coffee or tea?
Coffee, especially coffee that's strong enough to power diesel engines.
Books or magazines?

I can't choose just one. Clockers. Catcher in the Rye.
Book store-
The closest one.
Rushmore. Harold and Maude.
Music artist-
Go Fug Yourself.
Azzedine Alaia
Coffee chain
Bean around the World
Guilty pleasure-
Cupcakes. Lots and lots of cupcakes.
Bishops in Vancouver.
My horse, who is kind of a liver chestnut.

Have you ever:
Lived abroad?
No. But I got married in Scotland.
Gotten a tattoo?
Yup. When I was twenty.
Stayed up for the midnight release of a movie or book?
No. I have to get up early to write.
Disliked your job?
YES! I've had about eighty jobs and disliked many of them.
Cried during a movie?
Yes, even some that weren't supposed to be sad.
Sang karaoke?
Mercifully for the audience, only a few times.

If you were on a desert island, what 5 things would you bring with you?
Kiehls lip balm
My husband
My dog
Enough food and drinks for all of us.
Books. Thousands of them.
What’s on the list of things you have to do during your life?
Finish my next book. And the one after that. I've got other things, but I can't tell anyone because I'm superstitious.
If you could have one super power what would it be?
The ability to fly. Or to heal people. That would be good. Although you'd be busy! You'd need an excellent secretary.
What’s your perfect music playlist?
Xavier Rudd: Messages
Tragically Hip: Scared
Radiohead: House of Cards
Neil Young: Old Man
The Shins: New Slang
Smashing Pumpkins: 1979
Elliott Brood: The Bridge
Jeff Buckley: Hallelujah
I'm a little down tempo these days.
What’s the one food you could eat day after day and not get sick of?
Good Chinese food.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
What moment in history do you wish you could’ve experienced?
I think that's asking for trouble. I've read what happens when people time travel. I think we all best stay where we are.
What does your dream library look like?
It looks big. It has those built-in shelves with ladders so you can reach the top. There is a complete set of P.G. Wodehouse books in there. First editions.
When you walk into a bookstore, where do you head first?
To the mysteries.
If everyone had to read one book, what would you have it be?
I don't think there's such a thing as one book that works for everyone. But if everyone read my latest, Getting the Girl, that would be good for sales.
Thank you so much, Susan!
The winner of a signed copy of Death By Latte is Mari. Congrats! Look for an email from Linda soon. :)


  1. Yay! Thanks! :)

    Rushmore is such a great movie, Susan. One of my favorites, too.

  2. Hi Liv!

    Congrats--you won the Limited Edition of Twilight! Please email me your mailing addy at brooke(at)brooketaylorbooks(dot)com and I'll get it shipped off to you!

    Thanks!! Brooke

  3. Congrats on winning the book! I guess I'll just have to buy my own copy now...

  4. You have been nominated! Check out my blog for details :-)


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