kathymccullough (kathymccullough) wrote in 2011debuts,

Introducing 2011 Debut Author Kathy McCullough

Name: Kathy McCullough

2011 Book Title, Publisher, Release Date: "Don't Expect Magic" Delacorte Press/Random House, November 2011

Your book's synopsis:
After her mother dies, a teenage girl goes to live with her estranged father and discovers that he's a fairy godmother -- and that she's next in line.

Website address: http://kathymcculloughbooks.com
Twitter: @kathymccullough

What made you decide to be a writer?  I've always loved to write and have been an avid reader since I learned how.  I also had an older cousin I idolized and when she announced she wanted to be a writer (I was about seven), I made the same declaration and stuck with it.

Favorite books/authors?  A Wrinkle in Time is an old one I reread a lot, Black Swan Green (by David Mitchell) is a newer one.  But there are hundreds that I admire and try to learn from.

Morning person or a night owl?  Morning person.  I fade around 9 pm (sad, I know).

PC or mac?  PC

What did you have for dinner today?  Tonight I'll be having leftover Chinese takeout, and last night I had...leftover Chinese takeout.  (I love to cook, but writing has to take precedence sometimes.)

Quick! Share 11 random things about yourself.
1. I talk to myself in French and Italian (even though I'm nowhere close to fluent in either)
2. I have a stuffed Babar elephant on my couch
3. I'm taller than all of my female friends (and most of my male friends)
4. Hugh Grant once called me at home (I was working for a company that he had a production deal with) and I was, as you might expect, unable to speak coherently
5. I walk almost everywhere, even though I live in a car culture (Los Angeles)
6. I have an avocado tree behind my building and can pick avocados from my window
7. I wanted to be a Broadway dancer when I was a kid and later took tap dancing but was told I lacked "grace" (which is unfortunately true)
8. I'm a volunteer "story lady" at the library and read picture books to pre- and grade-schoolers
9. I write my rough drafts by hand, even though I can't read my writing (no one can)
10. I've always loved spinach, even when I was a kid
11. I still can't believe I'm going to have an actual published book, with my name on it, that I can put on a shelf and keep forever

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