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An Interview with Young Adult Scribe Suzanne Young

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The amazing Suzanne Young is the author of A Need So Beautiful (Balzer&Bray/HarperCollins), the upcoming novels, A Want So Wicked (Summer 2012) and The Program (SimonPulse, Spring 2013). 

Suzanne currently lives in Portland, Oregon where she uses the rainy weather as an excuse to stay inside and write obsessively.  After earning her degree in creative writing, Suzanne spent several years teaching middle school language arts in Arizona. Now she can be found at home chasing after her two children and writing novels for teens.

Suzanne decided to take a few minutes out of her busy day to dish — after all, she is a brilliant scientist (not really) and tells everyone she doesn’t like ice cream. Hmmm… Something not right about that… was she locked in a freezer while searching for the Great Pumpkin? Makes you wonder, huh?

What are you working on now? (If you can give us a hint!)

I’m working on the sequel to A Need so Beautiful. It’s called A Want so Wicked and it’s due out Summer of 2012.

Spiderman or Superman:

Ultimate Spiderman.

Wonder Woman or Batgirl:

Wonder Woman.

Chunky or Smooth:

Oh, chunky.

Favorite flavor ice cream:

I don’t like ice cream.

Favorite ice cream topping:

But I love caramel topping on anything!

Favorite vacation place:


Next vacation destination:

A camping trip in California.

E-reader or old school:

Old school. This way I can take the book in the bath.

Guilty Pleasure:

TV shows like Survivor and America’s Next Top Model.

Good luck charm

A clear stone with an angel statue inside. I carry it with me whenever I fly.

When you were a little girl, you thought you would grow up to be a….


Last thing bought at the mall:

A Build-a-Bear Workshop wolf wearing a dress.

Item on your grocery list: 

Coffee. More coffee!

French fries or Onion Rings:

French fries

Pizza: New York or Chicago?

New York all the way

Bookmark or dog ear?

Dog ear.

Ocean, Lake, Desert, Mountain:


Item you can’t live without:


What kid or teen books made a difference in your world growing up?

My Sweet Audrina by VC Andrews.

Where do you like to write your books (bed ~ coffee shop ~ an office)?

I write at my kitchen table.

Describe your ideal place to write:

In the woods, cut off from society.

What are you reading @ the moment?

The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong

Where do you usually read?

In the bathtub

Do you usually have more than one book you are reading at a time?


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