It is time once again for this month's INSIDE THE AUTHORS' STUDIO and today's guest is the absolutely lovely Medeia Sharif. Please do not forget to comment on this blog for a chance to win her awesome book BESTEST. RAMADAN. EVER.
What is your favorite word?
Defenestration. I like how it sounds, even though the definition is grisly. It’s the act of throwing a person or thing out of a window.
What is your least favorite word?
Ooze. It’s grossly onomatopoeic, even though someone might ooze after being defenestrated.
What turns your current MC on?
Hot boys and drama (as in acting).
What turns your current MC off?
Racists, bad hair, and parents.
What sound do you love?
I love hearing birds chirp. This is a change, because when I was younger I hated that sound. I used to wake up and screech “shut up” to the birds.
What sound do you hate?
It’s not just a sound, but the pervasive throb of bass from neighbors and passing cars. I can usually drown out sound with white noise, but I still feel/hear the bass.
What is your favorite YA quirk?
Since I read so much, my current reads are what I usually remember. Reading Arlaina Tibensky’s AND THEN THINGS FALL APART, at first I didn’t get why the MC used the term “sofa king” all the time. Later on I realized why she used that phrase sofa king much.
What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
I’m an amateur artist. I used to paint and sketch a lot, but pretty much stopped after high school. Now I rarely pick up a brush or pencil. It’s mainly an issue with time.
What profession would you rather bathe in a vat of hot cheese than attempting?
Anything athletic. I lack coordination in most sports. I was always one of those kids who was picked last for the team in PE classes.
If John Green exists and sits at your table at a SCBWI conference, what would you like him to say to you?
I would like him to tell me something that he’s never told anyone before. I appreciate things like that…and then it’s coming from John Green!
Thank you for stopping by Medeia!!!