Welcome to The Fort, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERS OF BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl!
Make sure you pick up the sequel BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS, out now. I'm halfway through, and it's FABULOUS!
Favorite comfort food?
Margie: Cheese. Always and forever cheese. Triple Cream St. Andre. Fondue. Raclette in a town called Grenoble in the French Alps. Cream cheese on Wheat Thins. When Beautiful Creatures made the bestseller list I celebrated with grilled cheese.
Kami: Hot Fudge Sundae
Margie: Sorry, I don't like the outside kind of games. I'm a Scrabble girl.
Flannel, fleece or Snuggie?
Margie: Flannel. Sheets. On a bed. That I am in. For days.
If you had to choose Snuggie, which color/design would you pick?
Margie: I would design my own called Snugglepants TM. I wrote about them in a story once.
Kami: Unless there’s a Snuggie with AC/CD on it, I’m not wearing one.
Fluffy socks or slippers?
Margie: Fluffy socks. See flannel bed. Unless the slippers were made out of cheese. Then I'd go with the slippers.
Kami: Fluffy Socks
Favorite fall drink?
Margie: Gingerbread Latte one pump of ginger only with extra whip. Mmmmmmmmmm. Unless I could time travel to a future where Starbucks invents cheese latte. Then I'd go with that.
Kami: Diet Coke. I’m waiting for them to send me one of those satin jackets.
Ghost stories, yes or no? Do you remember any from slumber parties past?
Margie: Yes. The one where the girl unties the yellow ribbon from around her neck and her head falls off. And it's really just cheese. Wait -- is that a spoiler?
Kami: I’m really superstitious, so ghost stories scare me to death—especially
ones involving exorcisms.
Truth? Or dare?
Margie: Truth. Only lie about it. Unless the dare, of course, involves cheese.
Kami: Considering we wrote BEAUTIFUL CREATURES on a dare, I’ll go with
What singer/musician/band is a must have for The Fort soundtrack?
Margie: The soundtrack to Spring Awakening! And Glee! GLEE AWAKENING!
Kami: Black Sabbath, Soundgarden & The Killers.
What movie would you bring to watch?
Margie: Camp Rock: The Final Jam. I hope it doesn't disappoint. I've been prepping by watching Camp Rock. Every night. (Talk about cheese...)
Kami: The Breakfast Club
Who's the ideal male mascot for The Fort and why?
Margie: Um, Jedward! Because he is so pale and muscular...
Kami: Daniel Craig. He’s the ideal male everything.
Marshmallows, lightly toasted or burned to a crisp?
Margie: None. Because they are made of hooves. And I don't eat things that make noises. Only the cheese produced from the things that make noises. But I have perfected the art of roasting chocolate over a fire, balanced over two sticks.
Awake all night or first one to sleep?
Margie: Last to sleep and last to rise. Until I get home. Then first to sleep and last to rise. Until I'm under deadline. Then I mutate into 100% nocturnal. With the cream cheese and the Wheat Thins and the diet cokes...
Kami: Awake all night.
Innocent practical joke or no?
Margie: Of course. Sharpie on the face. Because, why not?
Kami: I constantly find weird things I want to buy my friends – OK, they’re ugly clothes. I want to see if anyone will wear them.
If you could have any YA author visit the fort and tell stories, who would it be and what story would you ask them to tell?
Margie: I'd want to see Saundra Mitchell and Kami in a southern ghost story telling face off.
Kami: Flannery O’Connor – “A Good Man Is Hard To Find”
Thanks for visiting The Fort!