I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You
by Ally Carter
(In which Marsh and Emiline have a brief visit with the author)
Well, when I started filming at the book signing, they said we couldn't film the whole thing. So . . . I just wanted to, well, tell you what we asked. Here it is:
Ally's Awesome Answers, by Emiline.
I asked: When did you start writing?
This is what she told us: When I was in middle school. But I started seriously writing when I was 25 or 26.
I asked: What was your favorite book when you were a kid?
Her response: When I was 12, and it still is my favorite book now, [Harper Lee's] To Kill a Mocking Bird
My brother hasn't started the books, but he also asked a question:
Questions for a Spy, by Marsh.
I asked: What is your favorite book that you've written?
She said: It's like children--you can't pick a favorite, you can only pick which one is less annoying. My favorite is my new book, Uncommon Criminals.
[Editor's note: All answers to the interview questions are paraphrased--filtered through the memories of seven and ten-year-olds.]