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After taking a small break from This Or That, I am so excited to bring it back this week with a supremely awesome person & author! Gae Polisner, author of The Pull of Gravity (my review) and a forthcoming YA novel, is, as stated above, and awesome person who knows how to keep the giggles coming. Her humor not only shines through on her blog, her twitter, and her Facebook, but it is also evident in her books (even if the subject matter is not all that humorous. On a sidenote though, The Pull of Gravity is full of amazing so if you haven’t read it yet, I suggest you do so like right now!) I am sure you are just dying to know more about her so without further ado, let’s meet Gae!
About The Author: Gae is the author of The Pull of Gravity (now out in paperback from Square Fish!) and a forthcoming YA from Algonquin Young Readers. When she’s not writing, she’s a practicing attorney/divorce mediator, and when she’s not doing that or watching her two awesome boys do their stuff, she can be found in water, the pool off-season, or the open waters of the Long Island Sound spring through fall. Last summer she swam her first five-mile swim and is still waiting for her wetsuit to turn her into a superhero.
Do you prefer reading paperback or hardcover books?
I prefer reading from paperbacks (especially when reading in bed) but prefer hardcovers on my shelf which means I have been known to repurchase a hardcover I’ve loved, just to have it on my shelf.
You MUST pick one: reading or writing?
Writing. Reading only makes me realize where my writing falls short. . . ;)
If given the option, would you want your books turned into movies or turned into a TV show?
Well, supposedly, someone is working on a movie of The Pull of Gravity and I shouldn’t jinx that, so MOVIE. However, if one of my stories got made into an HBO series, I probably wouldn’t cry.
Do you outline your books like a crazy person or do you just start writing down whatever pops into your head?
Woe is me: whatever pops into my head. . .
You’re forced to be your main character for a week; do you pick to be Nick or Jaycee from The Pull of Gravity?
Easy peasy: Jaycee! She is the bold, quirky teenage girl I wish I’d been brave enough to be.
Dessert time: cookies or cupcakes?
Do you listen to one specific type of music or mixed genres?
Definitely mixed. In my next life, I will be more music-hip than I am in this one, though.
Would you rather type out your entire book using only your pointer fingers while blind-folded or only using your toes?
Really? REALLY?!?! Um, if I could possibly type an ms using my toes that would be cool, but for now I’m going with pointer fingers.
Are you a Coke person or a Pepsi person?
Black cherry cola (this might not surprise you if you’d read TPoG.) Neither Coke nor Pepsi cross my lips. Ew. They taste like sugar and plastic chemicals.
If you had one day to be a super hero or a super villain, which one would you pick?
Superhero. Preferably in water, with super watery powers.
When it comes to your reading tastes are you a bigger contemporary fan or a fantasy fan?
A year without books or a year without your favorite food?
Would you rather read outside in the sun or inside all snuggled up with a book?
In my hammock in the backyard in the sun. . . though often I fall asleep. . .
When writing do you have to be in complete silence or utter chaos?
Usually silence, though my husband is taking piano lessons (cue: “Aw’s) and I’ve gotten a little better at writing through his endless nightly scales. . .
Do you keep your books on bookshelves or random spots throughout the house?
Bookshelves. I love bookshelves.
What are your favorite parts to write: world building or character building?
Cover talk: Do you like people on the covers or a design?
Definitely design. However, in YA, people on the covers still seems to be the trend. . .
Swimming or Walking?
Hahahahahaha! You’re kidding, right?
Are you one to sing along or dance along?
Would you rather be stranded alone on an island with endless amounts of books or be surrounded by people but you only have one book to last you for forever?
Which people? Do I like the people? Okay, fine, people. One book. I can rewrite the ending. ;)
See! I told you people she was full of funnies, obviously I wasn’t kidding! So what did you guys all think? I for one, loved all of her answers. I may have been slightly kidding on the swimming or walking question but come on, this lady loves to swim! Also, I am a fan of all sorts of cherry flavored pop. I drink that over Coke & Pepsi every single time. And when it comes to Miss Jaycee, I totally want to be her too! Her spunkiness is what I strive for every single day…even if I don’t quite reach it. A huge thank you for Miss Gae for agreeing to participate in this week’s This Or That. I so loved having her on the blog! Please leave a comment below letting us know what you thought of this week’s This Or That and be sure to check out the links below to stalk…err follow/like/be-friend Gae throughout the internet!