This is a super interesting little article for two reasons:
My husband came over in 2007 (A HUNDRED YEARS LATER) from Europe and had a name issue due to alphabet differences.
My first book Kevin starts at Ellis Island because he’s from another planet, so in an odd, slightly humorous to me way he “immigrated”. (Him being sent there against his will as a prisoner is a whole other issue.)
Anyway, check this out if you like. I thought it was interesting.
Also, Neil Gaiman is on the list (who is pictured above) and he’s one of my favorites. I strive to write with the clarity and elegant simplicity he does. Brilliant. Anywho! Check out the list and let me know of any other YA books you find particularly influential.
8. Would you rather go without the internet or a car for a month?
I love my car. She’s super cute, and totally “gets me”. Her name the The Money Penny (y’know… like James Bond) and she’s orange-ish red and wonderful.
HOWEVER. I hate driving. For me, driving is a oneway ticket to Anxiety-land. I just panic so fast. Ah! I don’t even drive on freeways because I get too freaked out.
The internet though, is my best friend. There’s just so much information to get my hands on! I don’t think I could function without accessing the internet to find out what I need to find out. It’s all there. I can’t write without the web, I can’t talk to people without the web, I can’t breathe without the web… you get the idea.