~Post by Addison, TPC
When you’re not writing, what do you like to do?
Carrie Jones: I have a lot of dogs. I love my dogs, so I walk them a lot and I hug them a lot. But that sounds like the most lame answer ever, but I also kayak and I hike a lot near Acadia National Park. So basically, I hang out with my friends a lot and I hike and kayak. I’m also in an organization called Rotary International, there’s like 1.3 million members all across the world, and they try to make the world a better place.
Where is your favorite place to write?
“My favorite place is probably really boring cause it’s just my desk, and my second favorite place is my bed, but that sounds really lame. And my third favorite place is the airport, because it’s super busy so it makes me really focused.”
When you were a kid did you know you wanted to be an author, or did you want to be something else?
“I didn’t always want to be a writer because I didn’t realize you could make a living writing, and I didn’t think I could do enough good. Like, I didn’t think that writing was a powerful enough thing to change the world, so I kinda eventually when I got a little bit more mellow I wanted to be a human rights attorney.”
What was your favorite book when you were a kid?
” I think it was probably A Wrinkle in Time. It changed every week, you know, it would always be my favorite book of the week because I read a lot of books every week, but pretty much it was A Wrinkle in Time.”
Do you see yourself in any of your characters?
“I have a series called the Need series, and everyone is always like “are you the main character??” and I’m like no, I’m the best friend who’s kinda dorky and can’t tie her shoes.”
What are you reading right now?
” I’m always reading Sherman Alexie. He’s a poet, and I’m reading some of his poems right now.”
What can readers look forward to next?
“Next I have Flying, which came out in July, it’s sequel Enhanced comes out next July. And Time Stoppers, which is a middle grade based in Maine, came out in April, and I think the next books in that come out next April.”