Interview with Cynthia Leitich Smith; Tantalize Giveaway

Interview with Cynthia Leitich Smith by Jessica Rodriguez from Jessica’s Vision.

In today’s interview, I talk about characters and loss, my favorite books, what started me writing for young adults, the inspiration behind chef Bradley Sanguini, and my Gothic fantasy series. I also offer some writing advice.

Peek: [on the title Tantalize] “It comes from a line in the book: ‘Call me werecurious, but if my mission was to arouse the boy with the beast within, I’d have to tantalize his monster.'”

Note: comment by midnight CST March 3 for a chance to win a copy of Tantalize (Candlewick, 2007, 2008)!