NRS: Mint chocolate chip, but not the green kind.
KLC: Where’s the coolest place you’ve ever traveled to and what was so cool about it?
NRS: Kyoto, during a study abroad program on the myths and legends of Japan, when I was in college. The city came alive with stories of the past right up alongside the neon, modern present. I have to get back there someday.
KLC: Name one movie you can quote and then quote it.
NRS: Heathers. “Dear Diary: My teen angst bullshit has a body count.”
KLC: Pick one: Eleanor Roosevelt, Angela Davis, or Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
NRS: Angela Davis.
KLC: The United States electoral process is _______________________.
NRS: A farce.
KLC: What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done to get someone’s attention?
NRS: I lurk and hover, especially in crowded rooms. Sometimes I tug on an elbow, silently, which I imagine is quite creepy.
KLC: If you had the opportunity to patent a brand new product, what might that be?
NRS: My husband’s the one who gets some crazy, creative ideas for inventions. Then we see them years later, in a TV infomercial patented by someone else. I think we should patent the next crazy thing he comes up with.
KLC: Which of the following is least likely to ever exist: bigfoot, elves, or government regulation on Wall Street?
NRS: Bigfoot. I just can’t get myself to believe.
KLC: Can you share something about yourself that no one has ever asked you about in an interview before?
NRS: What am I wearing while doing this interview? If you must know, pajamas. I would do every interview in pajamas if I could.
Nova Ren Suma is the author of the YA novel The Walls Around Us, which was named the #1 Kids’ Indie Next Pick for Spring 2015 and a Best Book of the Month for March on Amazon and is coming March 24 from Algonquin. Her other novels include Imaginary Girls and 17 & Gone. She lives in New York City. Find her online at novaren.com or on Twitter at @novaren.
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