Thursday, March 25, 2010

Maria Semple of THIS ONE IS MINE [Debut Interview]

Hometown: Seattle
Astrological Sign: Cusp between Taurus and Gemini
Favorite Author:  Jane Austen
Favorite Vacation Spot: Aspen, Colorado
Favorite Animal: My dead dog Chester.  I got him from the pound when he was 14.  I didn't really think it through, I guess.  We had him for two short years, and seven years later, think of him every day.
Favorite Movie:  Dare I say... Gone With the Wind
Favorite Musical Artist or Group:  Stephen Sondheim
Favorite Painter:  Peter Doig
Place You Desperately Want To Travel: India
Place Most Likely To Inspire: Antarctica!  Went there over Christmas.  Can't wait to find my way back to the White Continent.
A Little About Your Book In Your Own Words:  I wanted to write a book about marriage that was impossible to put down.  That's all I really cared about it.  When I was writing it, I was sleep-deprived from having a baby.  Every day as I sat down to write, I kept asking myself, What would have to happen here so, if I was reading this book in bed, I wouldn't want to turn out the light.   That should be the tag line for my book... THIS ONE IS MINE:  It's better than sleep!

Maria's debut, THIS ONE IS MINE, came out yesterday and is available to purchase through Amazon, Book Depository, and Changing Hands.  


Laina said...

I thought this came out in 2008? 'Cause I have this copy

Gigi de Pourtales Davis said...

It came out in paperback on March 23rd.