I’m so excited because today I have an amazing debut author on my blog. I’m so happy to have Carlie Sorosiak doing a Q&A with me.
I read If Birds Fly Back in one sitting, I LOVED IT!! Everyone must read this book, it is a summer MUST!! You can also check out my review here.
Hi Carlie,thank you for being on my blog! First question!Who are some of your favourite authors?
I am head over heels in love with Jandy Nelson’s writing; she, Sarah Dessen, Stephanie Perkins, and John Green are why I write YA. On the adult side, I’m really partial to the works of David Nicholls and Donna Tartt.
What fictional character would you like to be for a day?
Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones, because then I’d have dragons.
Why did you want to write Linny & Sebastian’s stories?
As a teen, I went through a lot of the same things that Linny and Sebastian do: first love, grief, questioning your place in the world. I wanted to write relatable characters that readers could see themselves in—and maybe help a little bit with the inevitable awkwardness of growing up.
What can you tell us about your next novel?
I can tell you that I’m really excited about it! There’s lots of snow, some romance… and maybe a bit of magic.
What inspired you to become an author and if you weren’t an author what would you be?
My earliest love, book-wise, was fantasy. When I was younger, “real” life didn’t interest me as much—fantasy had tons more dragons and castles and all that good stuff. I decided to become a writer because I liked being in an imaginary world. If I weren’t a writer, I’d definitely be a veterinarian, an animal behavior scientist, or just anything to do with animals.
What would you like readers to gain from If Birds Fly Back?
I’d like them to come away with the feeling that love is one of the only things that truly matters, and you have the power to be anything you want in this world—no matter anyone else’s expectations.
Now for the hardest question, if you could only read one book for the rest of your life what would it be?
This is so, so difficult! I’m agonizing over this! I’d probably choose The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. I’ve read it four times and haven’t gotten sick of it yet.