Monday, October 12, 2009

Werewolf Week: Interview with Maggie Stiefvater

Welcome the second week of the Scariest Month of the Year. This week is Werewolf Week and we are kicking it off with an interview with Maggie Stiefvater, author of the YA werewolf novel Shiver. Maggie is also the author of Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception and Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie, which just came out on October 1st.

Did you ever/Do you currently want to be a werewolf?
Oh, good Lord, no. Have you read Shiver? That would never work with my touring schedule.

If you were a werewolf, would you lock yourself inside on the full moon or run about as you please?
Oh definitely run amok. In dog training, they say a tired dog is a well-behaved dog. I think the same goes for werewolves.

If your characters from Lament and Ballad met your characters from Shiver, what would the ensuing chaos be like?
Much snark would ensue. My books are populated by introverts, so it would take awhile for anything exciting to happen, however. Hm. They could probably all see the same therapists.

Know any werewolf jokes?
Sadly, no. I do know a skeleton joke: A skeleton walks into a bar and says to the bartender, “give me a beer and a mop.”

Does that count?

Haha, yes, I'll say it does.

Finally, caption this photo.

“Crap. I’m going to miss CSI.”

Thanks, Maggie! I hope everyone laughed as much as I did. My caption for the photo is "One of Bowie's bad hair days."

What's yours?


  1. Cute interview! I especially liked the question about what would happen if all Maggie's characters met... :)

  2. "ouch, that's gonna leave a mark"
    Loved the interview; love Maggie's werewolves!

  3. Haha! Love the skeleton joke. Will pass it on.

  4. I love the skeleton joke, but I had to read it three times before I got it. I guess I'm having a slow day.

  5. Oh, this is an awesome interview Jazz! Sweet, succinct and hilarious. Couldn't ask for it better any other way. :) Oh, and by the way, I totally favorited your post on the Alice in Wonderland week and didn't even know it was your post until after. Very well done. :)

  6. Thanks, Heather! I enjoyed your art of Alice post as well. I never knew there were so many artistic interpretations. I'm glad you liked the interview!