Monday, November 21, 2011

Author Interview + Contest: Mary O'Connell

Hitting up the blog today is Mary O'Connell, author of The Sharp Time, but instead of answering my questions normally, I've challenged her to answer using only music lyrics... and let me tell you, Mary rocked it. No pun intended.

Describe The Sharp Time.

“If you’re after getting the honey, then you don’t go killing all the bees.” Johnny Appleseed, Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros.

Describe yourself.

“From the séance where you first betrayed your open heart on a darkened stage…a celebration of your teenage station.” Supernatural Superserious, REM

Emotionally, what was writing this book like?

“I went down, down, down, and the flames got higher. “ Johnny Cash, Ring of Fire

What is the best part about writing for teens? “

“I want to make something beautiful for you and from you.” Something Beautiful, Sinead O’Connor

What was your first kiss like?

“William, it was really nothing.” The Smiths, William, it was really nothing.

What season would you describe yourself as?

“Such was my need on a chronic Christmas eve.” Sinead O’Connor, Something Beautiful

Thank you, Mary, for answering my questions and taking the challenge to use the lyrics!

Now if you're eager for this book, then you're in luck! Now's your chance to win a signed copy!

To enter, just fill out THIS form.

Contest is US Only and ends November 28.


  1. Such an innovative way to interview! LOVED it. Especially love that line from Ring of Fire.

  2. Cool interview :) Thanks for the chance to win a signed book! So excited