It’s that time again—Penguin Teen Author Spotlight time! Today our guest is Alex Morel, author of Survive, a modern-day adventure tale that is Hatchet (one of my favorite books from my own YA days!) meets Lost! Let’s get to know Alex, shall we?
Name: Alex Morel
Available: August 2, 2012
Who’s your favorite author living or dead? Henry James
What’s your favorite thing about your book? The idea that at one’s darkest hour there’s always hope.
If you could spend one year in a deserted island with one character from literature, who would you choose? Estella from Great Expectations – she’d keep it interesting
Where do you write? On my porch or my living room couch
Who is your favorite hero or heroine of history? I like underdogs more than heroes.
Do you tweet? What’s the funniest thing you ever tweeted? I’m a lurker – I like to read tweets; Mindy Kaling is my favorite tweeter. [Ed. Us too!]
What’s your favorite season? Fall and Oscar season
If you could teleport anywhere in the known universe right now, where would you go? Paris or my bed.
Do you have any writing rituals? I wake up at 4 a.m. – make coffee – put on Bach Suite and write for 5 hours every morning.
What is the best concert you’ve ever been to? Swedish House Mafia – at MSG
What are you currently working on? A book about twins.
Thanks so much for stopping by to answer our questions, Alex!
You actually CAN find Alex on Twitter here!