Author Interview: Nicola Yoon

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Here at Reads By Amanda, we love authors. How could you not? From our favorite series, books, moments, scenes and characters, there's a writer who created all those moments and decided it had to be written down and shared with the world.

Click on to read my interview with Nicola Yoon! 

Photo by Sonya Sones.

What inspired you to write Everything, Everything

My daughter! I started writing it when she was just four months old. Like any new mom, I worried about everything. I worried about her eating dirt, getting a cold, bumping her head. 

You name it, I worried about it. My new-mom protective instincts were going haywire! It got me thinking: what if there was a girl who needed constant protection — not just as a little baby but throughout her whole life? What would that do the relationship between the mother and daughter? 

What's your writing process like?

I write longhand into notebooks from 4 to 6 AM while drinking as much tea as my body will allow!

What are your favorite type of characters to write about?

Angsty ones!

What do think makes Maddie and Ollie such a good pair as friends and as lovers? 

They are both very philosophical and really want to live life to the fullest. Also, they both think the other is super cute!

When did you first know you wanted to become a writer?

I think I've always wanted to be writer. I recently found an old diary from when I was nine years old where I'd written "I want to be a writer when I grow up."

Last book you read?

Uprooted by Naomi Novik.

Are you currently reading anything at the moment?

I'm re-reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

What do you want people to take away from reading your novel? 

I want them to hold the people they love close. Make sure they know how much you love them.

Follow Nicola on Twitter and check out her website.

Nicola Yoon's debut novel Everything, Everything is available now! Grab a copy here

Check out my review of Everything, Everything that I wrote earlier this summer here!

Thanks for reading! 

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