“I would like to always have a work in progress. No matter where my career takes me, it keeps me sane to always be working out a story.”
A member of the Writer’s League for one year, Marit lives in Austin.
Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?
Marit Weisenberg: Young adult fiction.
Scribe: What author would you most like to have a drink with, and what’s the first question you would ask them?
MW: E.B. White. I have so many questions! First, I’d want to hear about the early days at The New Yorker.
Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?
MW: Pride and Prejudice for sure.
Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?
MW: I’ve loved seeing the breadth of classes offered and how different topics related to craft are approached. As soon as I read the descriptions, I want to take each and every one of the craft class but I know I should take the business ones as well.
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
MW: I would like to always have a work in progress. No matter where my career takes me, it keeps me sane to always be working out a story. It’s also a way to know what I’m thinking about and what I want to explore. For now, I want to stay in the young adult genre.
Scribe: Here at the Writers’ League, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one Texas-related book that has come out within the past year that you couldn’t put down?
MW: Amanda Eyre Ward’s The Nearness of You. It’s about motherhood and exactly what makes a family, all through the examination of surrogacy. Especially interesting is how states have different laws in place regarding parental rights and surrogacy. The book takes place in Houston but complications ensue when the action travels over state lines.
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!
MW: I’m very excited for the sequel to my first novel, Select, to come out on 10/9/18. It’s titled Select Few. The series is a duology so it was hard but also satisfying to say goodbye to the characters I’ve lived with for the past five years!
Thank you, Marit!
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