In the final installment of our Ten Questions @ Book Expo America special event, we feature ten more authors including David Levithan, Marissa Meyer, and Gayle Forman plus a bonus extra from Justin Cronin! Instead of our usual author Q&A we’ve asked the authors we’ve spoken to at BEA to answer one simple question:


Here are their answers:

Min Jin Lee, author of Pachinko and Free Food for Millionaires:

Kami Garcia, author of The Lovely Reckless and the Beautiful Creatures Series:
“Destruction. Or Reckless! But Destruction wouldn’t have been a good title for this book. I like destruction because it’s long.”

Michael Dahl, author of over 100 children’s books including Bedtime for Batman:

Heather Graham, author of Flawless and the Krewe of Hunters Series:
“Daft (said with a British accent) or Wicked (the way they say it in Boston).”

Trish Cook, author of Outward Blonde:

Brunonia Barry, author of The Fifth Petal:

David Levithan, author of Every Day and Boy Meets Boy:

Gayle Forman, author of Leave Me and I Was Here:

Elizabeth Cobbs, author of The Hamilton Affair and Broken Promises:
Hamilton. “Oh, that’s probably gross but I’ve been working on this book so long and now he’s having such a moment!”

Marissa Meyer, author of Heartless and The Lunar Chronicles Series:
“Can I give you two? Cake. Just because I really like to eat it. And pretentious because of the way it sounds.”

And to close out this series, I offer you a sentence from Justin Cronin, author of the Passage Trilogy:
“Sit on a potato pan Otis.”

Do you know what makes this sentence special? Let us know in the comments!

Thank you to all the authors that participated today and throughout the series. This has been so much fun!

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