Author Interview: Julie HalpernSaturday, January 07, 2012
A native to the Chicago suburbs, I have been a school librarian for more than ten years (old much?). I live with my sweetheart husband, illustrator Matthew Cordell, and our gloriously large Siamese cat, Tobin. In my spare time I like to read, watch TV, play Sims 2, and travel.
I'm a huge road tripper, and I always wanted to write a travel guide. Since I write fiction, this is how my travel guide came out!
I have always liked to write, although I mostly wrote letters and newspaper articles as a kid. I started writing fiction in Creative Writing classes in high school.
I've been to 46 states, and I've been to pretty much every place in Don't Stop Now. If not the exact spot, then definitely at least the states.
9. If you were to describe your novel in three words, what would they be?
Don't Stop Now. (ha!)
10. What are you working on now? Can you tell us about it?
Have a Nice Day is the sequel to Get Well Soon. The story is how do you go back to normal when you just got out of a mental hospital? I LOVE it. Really. The Tracy character is the funniest character I've ever written. I can't wait for people to read it! It will be out next fall.
Thank you so much, Ms. Halpern! If you want to hear more about her, go HERE. If you want to read my review of Don't Stop Now, go HERE, and if you want to buy that awesome-ness, go HERE .
Hope you all have a great weekend!