Today is part two of the week of the Colin Fischer authors on the Penguin Teen Author Spotlight! Ashley Edward Miller is Zack Stentz’s writing partner (or is Zack Stentz, Ashley’s writing partner? We’ll never know!). They’ve worked together on movie screenplays, TV shows, and have now joined the Penguin Teen author fam! We can’t wait for you guys to pick up their gem of a book, Colin Fischer, but before you do, read on to find out what it’s like to be a writer of all trades!
Name: Ashley Edward Miller
Novel: Colin Fischer
Available: November 1, 2012
Who’s your favorite author, living or dead? E.M. Forster
What’s your favorite thing about your book? The relationship between Colin and Wayne!
If you could spend one year on a deserted island with one character from literature, who would you choose? Natty Bumppo, because I would be well fed and safe from animal attack.
Where do you write? Anywhere and everywhere.
Who is your favorite hero or heroine of history? Winston Churchill.
Do you tweet? What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever tweeted? I rarely tweet lately, but I suspect the funniest thing I ever tweeted was probably not safe for work.
What is your favorite season? Rabbit season. No, duck season. No…
If you could teleport anywhere in the known universe right now, where would you go? Australia.
Do you have any writing rituals? I get up every morning at the crack of 4:30 and write until my head hits the desk. Hitting the desk with my head is probably the most important part of the ritual.
What is your idea of earthly happiness? Family. Also, a truly excellent scotch.
What is the best concert you’ve ever been to? Metallica/Guns ‘N Roses stadium tour, for reasons that will remain my own.
What are you currently working on? Other than a sequel to Colin Fischer, the big thing in front of us right now is the new film adaptation of Robert Heinlein’s “Starship Troopers”.
Thanks, Ashley! We can’t wait to read AND see what comes next!
You can find Ashley on Twitter.