Interview with Anna Banks, author of Joyride
in Author Interviews, News, Young Adult
06 Jul 2015
Tell us a little bit about your new release, Joyride.
It’s a mashup of Pretty in Pink meets Bonnie & Clyde. A shy girl and a popular guy form an unlikely bond and embark on midnight pranking sprees—all the while questioning whether or not it’s love.
What advice would you give your teenage self?
Don’t hold back, go for it all. You have no idea what you’re capable of!
Who is your favorite couple from literature?
Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy. Period.
You wouldn’t be caught dead, where?
My local KFC. They got shut down by the health department and I can’t even…
BAM. You’re a superhero. What’s your superpower?
Eating everything I want and having my enemy gain the weight.
Which book from your childhood or teenage years has stuck with you as an adult?
Anne of Green Gables
Where is your happy place?
What’s on your writing desk?
Coffee cup, wiener dog paper clip holder, nail polish, glue (?), bookmarks, a stack of work and something sticky that may or may not be spilled wine.
What’s your favorite quote from Joyride?
“Do I have you like you have me?”
Do you have a favorite local bookstore we can give a shoutout to?
I love Books A Million in Destin Florida. They’ve got swagger.
Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?
Begin each day as if it were on purpose. -Hitch
Anna Banks is the author of the new book Joyride.
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