Friday, February 17, 2012

Inside The Author's Studio with Jus Accardo



Today's guest for Inside the Author's Studio is the fabulous Jus Accardo. Jus's book TOUCH came out last November and she will have a novella (UNTOUCHED) coming out in a month in anticipation of her second Denizen novel TOXIC (releasing in September). Remember to leave a comment for your chance to win a free copy of TOUCH. You can follow Jus here

Thanks for inviting me today, Christa!

What is your favorite word? Psychosomatic. Say it with me now. You know you want to…

What is your least favorite word? Panties. I can’t tell you why. I just hate it. Like with the power of ten thousand mutant fire ants, kind of hate… I also hate Auntie, so it might be that I have something against words that end in IE… They feel…cutesie. Ick. Another one. Someone get me a fly swatter…

What turns your current MC on? My current MC is Dez, and from having spent so much time with her, I’d have to say someone who isn’t afraid to live. Someone willing to take risks, live in the moment, and do what makes them happy.

What turns your current MC off? I’d say it’s definitely weakness. Dez is do what it takes, go all out, kind of girl. She needs a guy who is not afraid to get his hands dirty (or break some bones—his or others) if the situation calls for it.

What sound do you love? The soft sound of doggie snores. I can’t work without them. At any given time, there is at least one snoring dog in my house (because they’re all incredibly spoiled and lazy as hell). Usually when I work, they all curl up around my chair—there’s three of them—and snore the day away. I love it.

What sound do you hate? Rubbing Styrofoam! Omg. Worst sound EVER. Come here…I’ll prove it to you.

What is your favorite YA quirk? (i.e. The Colonel’s desire to give everyone nicknames) Actually, I’m kind of in love with nicknames. Remember Sawyer from Lost? (Not YA, but still!) Other than, *ahem* the obvious, he was my face character simply because of his nickname fetish.

What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? I was almost a chef—like, I was days away from entering the C.I.A. Given my insane food allergies, that probably would have ended in disaster, so I’m going to go with a vet. I’ve always loved animals. Animals don’t laugh when you face plant for no apparent reason. Well, there was that one horse that time…but he was just mean.

What profession would you rather bathe in a vat of urine than attempting? Sheep herder. Because seriously, have you ever smelled sheep? Eww! That smell doesn’t wash out…

If John Green exists and sits at your table at a SCBWI conference, what would you like him to say to you? Wow… Um, I don’t know what I’d want him to say to me, but I’d want to say to him that his work is powerful and thought provoking and exquisitely written. I could go on from there, but he’d probably take out a restraining order…

Hooray!!! Thanks for coming to visit Jus. Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of TOUCH. 

7 comments:

Lucy V Morgan said...

Boo for mean horses. And yay for TOUCH!

Deana said...

Panties is a weirdly icky word. Good call! Great interview:)

J. A. Bennett said...

Sheep Herder, lol!

Rather Be Sledding said...

Why does this interview throw fuel on the fire of dusting off old manuscripts? Great interview!

Jolene Perry said...

I TOTALLY said the word with you because that is a good one ;-D

LOVE your interviews!!

Katy said...

Ugh. I hate the word panties too. Love Jus though, and I love this interview. Fantastic, girls!

Mandie Baxter said...

I just love your interviews, Christa! Always fun and exciting! And Jus, you are not alone, I HATE the word panties! It's like, what is that?! Should so not be a word. They are underwear. Thanks for the read ladies!! :)