Sunday, February 10, 2013

Michael Northrop

Michael Northrop is the author of three YA novels—Gentlemen, an American Library Association/YALSA Best Book for Young Adults, Trapped, an ALA/YALSA Readers’ Choice List selection and an Indie Next List pick, and Rotten, which comes out on April 1, 2013—and the middle grade novel Plunked.

From his Q & A with Brittney Breakey at Author Turf:

What’s your favorite sport?

This question ... makes perfect sense to me. I’d have to say football. I love baseball, too, but I played football all through high school and almost went to college for it. And the Patriots break my heart less often than the Red Sox, so yeah: football.

Which member of your family has had the greatest influence on your current way of thinking?

My mom. My parents got divorced when I was eight or so, and my mom raised my brother and me. She was an amazing person and had a huge influence on me. She passed away when I was 28, but I still sort of consider myself a momma’s boy (and proudly, too).

What punctuation mark best describes your personality? Why?

Parentheses: I qualify everything (well, almost everything).

What is something you have that is of sentimental value?

I take some small memento from...[read on]
Learn more about the book and author at Michael Northrop's website.

Writers Read: Michael Northrop (March 2011).

Writers Read: Michael Northrop.

--Marshal Zeringue