BBAW Day Two: Interview Swap With JP From YA Urban

Today is day two of BBAW (Book Blogger Appreciation Week) and today we’re participating in an interview swap with another book blogger. 

My swap partner is JP from YA, Urban, a YA book blog.  Here’s a bit of information about JP:

“I am an aspiring YA urban fantasy writer and I blog about books, authors, lit events and other YA lit things that I love. My WIP is Team Demon. @jpmsull on Twitter.”

Following are JP’s answers to my interview questions:

Jenn: What were some of your favorite books growing up?

JP: Some of my favorite books growing up were actually Chris D’Lacey’s clay dragon novels. They’re really good, and really creative. 

Jenn: Have you always been a book lover?

JP: Yes, I pretty much have always been the one guy who’s obsessed with books and writing. The minute I picked up my first chapter book, I was hooked.   

Jenn: When did you start blogging & why?

JP: I started blogging May of 2010. Why? Well, I wanted to write reviews of books on my own site, but used to be afraid no one would read them. I did some online research and proved that theory wrong! 

Jenn: What is your most memorable (exciting or embarrassing) author moments?

JP: Well…I guess this one time when I wrote a short story that was being read out loud, and the boy & girl MC’s liked each other, and the girl MC was named after the girl I liked in that class….

Jenn: What are some books you are looking forward to?

JP:  Wow. I love this question. Um, okay: ANGELFIRE by Courtney Allison Moulton; WILDEFIRE by Karsten Knight; FOREVER by Maggie Stiefvater; PERSONAL DEMONS by Lisa D. (I don’t know how to spell her last name, hehe); and CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS by Cassandra Clare. 

Thank you, JP, for participating in this interview swap with me! I’ve discovered yet another fantastic YA book blog! Everyone, be sure to check out YA Urban today!

11 Comments to "BBAW Day Two: Interview Swap With JP From YA Urban"

  1. Care's Gravatar Care
    Twitter: BkClubCare
    September 14, 2010 - 8:37 AM | Permalink

    New to me! The entire YA blogosphere is so enthusiastic! I love the YA, Urban logo.

  2. Meg's Gravatar Meg
    Twitter: writemeg
    September 14, 2010 - 8:45 AM | Permalink

    It’s always fun discovering new YA blogs — will definitely check this one out! I agree with Care; it’s a very enthusiastic community. Love it!

  3. Beth F's Gravatar Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads
    September 14, 2010 - 8:47 AM | Permalink

    New to me blogger and I’m becoming a fan of urban fantasy! Thanks for the introduction.

  4. Meredith's Gravatar Meredith
    Twitter: McMer314
    September 14, 2010 - 10:00 AM | Permalink

    I love it when aspiring writers start blogs to talk about what they like to read and write. I wish more writers in general (aspiring or otherwise) did the same. I love to hear from their POV.

  5. September 14, 2010 - 10:48 AM | Permalink

    These interviews are really great

  6. Charlie's Gravatar Charlie
    Twitter: CarnelianValley
    September 14, 2010 - 11:41 AM | Permalink

    I’ve not heard of JP or his blog so I’m glad to have read this interview. This makes me remember embarrassing moments from my own school days!

  7. S. Krishna's Gravatar S. Krishna
    Twitter: skrishna
    September 14, 2010 - 11:57 AM | Permalink

    Great interview! Thanks for the introduction.

  8. Trish's Gravatar Trish
    Twitter: TriniCapini
    September 14, 2010 - 1:11 PM | Permalink

    How funny about the short story! I’d be pretty embarrassed, too, but guess you just have to swallow your pride. Did anything good come from the story being read aloud? :)

  9. Darren Owens's Gravatar Darren Owens
    Twitter: bartsbooks
    September 14, 2010 - 4:14 PM | Permalink

    Great interview it was fun getting to know JP. Another new blog to add to the list! ;)

  10. September 14, 2010 - 9:04 PM | Permalink

    I have yet to try urban fantasy but so many people love it, so I definitely need to give it a try.

  11. Valerie's Gravatar Valerie
    Twitter: ValerieAndBooks
    September 14, 2010 - 10:41 PM | Permalink

    I, too, like the name and logo of YA, Urban. I also wonder what happened once that short story was read :-)!

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