I'm happy to welcome another Elevensie to the blog today, Angela Cerrito. Angela's debut novel, THE END OF THE LINE, released March 11, 2011 from Holiday House. It is Contemporary YA, for ages 12 and up.
Welcome, Angela! Please tell me about your book in seven words or less.
Robbie is stuck in Great Oaks School … forever?
Oooh, sounds interesting! Other than your main character, who's a favorite character of yours in
your debut novel and why?
Ryan. Because he cares for others even though he hasn’t had anyone to care for him. I also love that he doesn’t try to fit in; he simply “is.”
Can you tell my readers a little something about yourself:
Right now my home feels a bit empty since the loss of our dear big dog, Max, almost a year ago.
Aww, I know how hard that can be. What's been the most surprising thing about your path to publication so far?
I’m an American living overseas so sometimes it feels like I’m in a unique situation. I have my feet in both worlds but don’t exactly “belong” to either one. It was a huge surprise to discover another American ex-pat living in the EU who is having her book published this year, same month, same publishing house and the same editor. Also both of our books have secondary characters who deploys to Iraq. I’m excited to read POSSUM SUMMER and I hope one day to meet the writer Jenn K. Blom. (http://jaekaebee.blogspot.com/)
What's one piece of writing advice you would give to aspiring authors?
Yes, I love SCBWI! Are you swept up with promotion for your debut book right now or can you
give us a sentence or two about something new you're working on?
I’m working on two very different biographies, one is a very silly picture book, the other is for teens. I’m also revising a YA novel.
What did you write when you were a teen? Did you journal? Write poetry? Write overly literary or emotional stories? Or avoid writing altogether?
Poetry, really horrible poetry!
What's the last book you read that you really loved?
I just finished XVI by Julia Karr and I loved it.
Oh, that's another one I'm excited for! If readers want to find out more about you and your writing, where should they look?
Thanks so much for stopping by, Angela, and all the very best with your debut!
Angela does have a book trailer for THE END OF THE LINE, but so far it's only recorded in German. If you're interested in seeing more (or if you're bilingual!) here's a link!