- You’re a teen again and call your MC (from your forthcoming story in volume 3) on the phone with urgent news: What’s the news and what is his/her reaction?
I have the schedule for her father’s return deployment and she is speechless.
- We are making a short film of your story, who plays the lead character?Hailee Steinfeld. She has the perfect look for Sadie.
- If you were hired to co-author a book with a best selling YA author of YOUR choice, who would you choose?
I come from the perspective of having written a novel with another writer, and I know this is no easy thing. But, what I wouldn’t give to sit at the feet of Judy Blume or Jane Yolen. Also, since The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger are two of my favorite books, I wouldn’t turn down the chance to work with Markus Zusak.
- Describe your weirdest writing habit.I must have short fingernails. If they get too long, my fingers are all: no, sorry, we’re not typing today.
- Which character in the classic teen movie The Breakfast Club bests describes you in high school?Brian Johnson, the Anthony Michael Hall character. I was totally obsessed with my grades, and I would be the one writing the essay at the end. This explains why, now, I’m the homework drill sergeant with my kids.
- What’s the best part about being a member of the Sucker family (so far!)?I love the enthusiasm for short YA fiction. I love short fiction. I love YA fiction. The two together? There’s so much you can do with the form. I’m hoping to read more and more of it in the future.
I can’t remember exactly. I think Sucker popped up on my radar via YARN: Young Adult Review Network. All I remember is being so excited at another venue for young adult short stories. I bought volumes 1 and 2 right when they came out and I’m so thrilled to be part of volume 3.
–Charity Tahmaseb, author of “Just a Matter of Time”
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I was pondering time management and all the clichés that go with it, in particular everyone has the same twenty-four hours in a day. Then I thought: what if we don’t? What if those whizzes at time management are actually stealing time from the rest of us, leaving us to wander about, wondering where we’d left our car keys.
I put that notion into a high school setting, where there always seems to be a few teens who can breeze through everything. The only reasonable explanation is they really do have more than twenty-four hours in each day.
-Charity Tahmaseb, author of “Just a Matter of Time”
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