You’re a Texas girl, so which do you recommend TTBF out-of-towners hit up while they’re here? BBQ or Mexican or hip food truck? And what’s your go to order?
MEXICAN! I especially love Matt’s El Rancho and Torchy’s. Also, I would be remiss in not telling everyone to go to Hopdoddy while you’re in town. I live for those queso fries and salted caramel milkshakes.
The Thousandth Floor series is about five teenagers who live in a giant futuristic skyscraper. If you had to take their place, what four other people (living, dead, or fictional) would you take with you?
I’ve always wished I could host an author dinner with Philip Pullman, George R.R. Martin, and J.K. Rowling. It would also be fun to include George Lucas—the detailed worldbuilding and character development of the Stars Wars universe is truly incredible.
Our festival slogan is “Read Everything.” What book would you like to see on our Read Everything list for 2018?
I would love to reread everything by Tamora Pierce. I was so happy to discover those books as a child: they had such strong, fearless heroines, and of course I loved all the epic adventures and magic.