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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Kate LeDonne on the #Books She Loved Growing Up @originlbookgirl #Fiction #AmReading

What are you most proud of in your personal life?
My daughter.
What books did you love growing up?
“Parveen” by Anne Mehdevi, “Just So Stories” by Rudyard Kipling, all of the Uncle Wiggly books, “Song of the South” we had the record and book with all the songs, and all those Disney book and record sets I loved. Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, Pinocchio. I loved the James Bond books when I was in 5th-6th grade. I read tons of “Choose Your Own Adventure” books.
Who is your favorite author?
I don't have a single favorite. I love Edgar Allan Poe, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Moliere, Anna Maxted, Carl Hiassen, Charles de Lint, J.K. Rowling, and Fanny Flagg.
What book genre of books do you adore?
General fiction, I guess. I love great storytelling.
What book should everybody read at least once?
Mine! Ha ha!! I'd also say “Dreams Underfoot” by Charles de Lint, “Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man” by Fanny Flagg, “Sick Puppy” by Carl Hiassen, “A Dirty Job” by Christopher Moore, and the “Beautiful Creatures” series by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia.
Are there any books you really don’t enjoy?
I don't mind books with romance in them, but I loathe romance novels. Gak.
Location and life experiences can really influence writing, tell us where you grew up and where you now live?
I was born and raised in Indiana. After I graduated, I moved around a lot. I went on foreign exchange to Australia the summer after I graduated high school in 1989. I went to college in the St. Louis area for one year, then went to Arizona State University. I lived in Hawaii for nine months, Chicago, Nashville, um...Indianapolis again as an adult. I've also lived in Columbus, Ohio, Atlanta, Georgia and Portland, Oregon metro. I'm currently living in the Kansas City metro area, which seems to be the best fit. It's all kind of a long story.
How did you develop your writing?
Slowly, over time.
Do you find it hard to share your work?
Do you plan to publish more books?
Fasten your seatbelts for a white-knuckled ride on the looney wagon and trip down memory lane with a band of misfit teenagers. Kiera Graves and her small posse of true blue friends plot ways to escape their cowtown; and play a game of keep away with her Machiavellian family to help her survive high school and make it to college.
Courage under fire, the closest bonds of friendship and blossoming romance keep this tale of coming of age and survival buzzing with excitement, heart, and warmth.
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Genre - General Fiction
Rating – PG-13
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