Interview with Cynthia Leitich Smith; Tantalize and Eternal Giveaways

Surf over to Mundie Moms to read the latest interview with me, and enter to win bookplate-signed copies of Tantalize (Candlewick, 2007, 2008) and Eternal (Candlewick, 2009, 2010)!

With Blessed (Candlewick, 2011) coming soon; now is a great time to get caught up on the series, if you haven’t already.

Or enter to win a book to give to your local high school or public library.

All you have to do is fill out a short form. Deadline: Sept. 15; U.S. entries only.

In the interview, I talk about my inspirations, Austin and Chicago settings, my writing process, my books, and my upcoming releases.

Peek: “Legend has it that if a cat sits on your manuscript, it will sell. (You can’t just plop the kitty down on the paper. He must choose to position himself in that spot).”

Here’s Sebastian “Bashi,” lounging in my writing chair in the reading room.