Best-selling mega-novelist Alice Hoffman is one of our all-time faves. Her writing melts the earthly and the supernatural into a delicious fondue that that you'll want to dip into again and again. And because she's written fifteen novels, you can! (yeah, we skipped breakfast this morning, how'd you guess?). Her most recent offering is Incantation, a haunting YA story set during the 15th-century Spanish Inquisition. Not the MOST fun period in history, but Ms. Hoffman makes it a unforgettable place to visit. So what makes this super-successful and beloved writer tick? We decided to go ask Alice...
Who are your favorite writers that most people have never heard of?
All of these are well known, but maybe not to everyone: Shirley Jackson (We Have Always Lived in the Castle). I love fantasy so Ray Bradbury, Charles DeLint, Kelly Link. Emily Bronte!!!!! Favorite of all time.
What kid or teen books rocked your world growing up?
What one thing do you wish you could say to your 15-year-old self?
"Bring Me to Life", or anything by Amy Lee.
Burger-flippers want to know: have you ever had a job that required you to wear a geeky uniform? Details, please!
We'd like to name a burger in your honor. What kind of fixins should
It should have everything, but hold the burger. (Unless it's soy).
SO-EASY-ITS-SPOOKY GIVEAWAY: We've got three copies of Incantation to bestow upon hungry readers. The first three people to email us a photo of themselves wearing a Halloween costume will get 'em! (US residents only, please!)