>Get to know bestselling Young Adult author, Becca Fitzpatrick

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Becca Fitzpatrick takes the Paperback Proust!

Becca Fitzpatrick’s first book, Hush, Hush, debuted as a New York Times bestseller. She graduated college with a degree in health, which she promptly abandoned for storytelling. When not writing, she’s most likely running, prowling sale racks for shoes, or fulfilling her mission to taste every flavor of ice cream under the sun. She lives in Colorado, the lone girl in a house filled with boys.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR?
I have a lot of nightmares about bears. I’m thinking that has some deep, psychological meaning.

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT STATE OF MIND?
I’m feeling ridiculously peaceful. It’s finally warm here in Ft. Collins, and I have the windows open. In the distance, one of my neighbors is mowing their lawn…

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE OCCUPATION?(WAY OF SPENDING TIME)
Shoe-shopping, digging around in the dirt (a.k.a gardening), reading bedtime stories to my kids, running, making dinner with my husband

Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer's Life (South Dakota Biography)
Laura Ingalls Wilder
WHAT HISTORICAL FIGURE DO YOU MOST IDENTIFY WITH?

Laura Ingalls Wilder

WHICH LIVING PERSON DO YOU MOST ADMIRE?

My mom. She’s incredibly optimistic – being around her makes me appreciate every blessing in my life.


Rhett Butler Autographed / Signed Black & White 8x10 Photo
Rhett Butler print



WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL HERO?
Oh how I love Elizabeth Bennett! I also adore James Fraser. And Rhett Butler.

WHO ARE YOUR REAL-LIFE HEROES?
People who stand up for what they believe; people who lift up, rather than tear down.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST TREASURED POSSESSION?
My family

WHEN AND WHERE WERE YOU HAPPIEST?
I’m always happiest when I’m with my family. We’re a tight-knit group. My sisters are my best friends. My kids are my joy. My husband is my soul mate.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST OBVIOUS CHARACTERISTIC?
My gigantic tumbleweed hair, arg!

WHAT IS THE TRAIT YOU MOST DEPLORE (HATE) IN YOURSELF?
I think I work too hard

WHAT IS THE TRAIT YOU MOST DEPLORE IN OTHERS?
I’m not a big fan of back-stabbers

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST EXTRAVAGANCE?
Food – I spend quite a bit of money on organic fruits and vegetables. And cheeses. And homemade bread from a local bakery.

WHAT DO YOU MOST DISLIKE ABOUT YOUR APPEARANCE?

Floxite Fl-10h 10x Hand Held 2-sided Mirror with Stand, Clear
Beauty is overrated
My gigantic tumbleweed hair, arg!
WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER THE MOST OVER-RATED VIRTUE?
Beauty

ON WHAT OCCASION DO YOU LIE?
When the truth could cause hurt feelings

WHICH WORDS OR PHRASES DO YOU MOST OVER-USE?
Go to bed! (Directed at my kids.)

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Hmm…I’d like to be more open to change.

WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?
My family. We’re weird and slightly hermetic, but we love each other. A lot. And we’re happy 🙂

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE?
Someplace warm, where I can garden year round.

WHAT IS THE QUALITY YOU MOST ADMIRE IN A MAN?
Honesty

WHAT IS THE QUALITY YOU MOST ADMIRE IN A WOMAN?
Honesty

Toilet: Public Restrooms and the Politics of Sharing (NYU Series in Social & Cultural Analysis)
Public Restroom etiquette
WHAT IS IT YOU MOST DISLIKE?
When I walk into a large, empty public restroom…and the next person to walk in takes the stall directly beside mine.

WHAT DO YOU VALUE MOST IN YOUR FRIENDS?
Their optimism and laughter

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO DIE?
Oh jeez. For real? I don’t want to think about that!

Dolphins (Underwater) Art Poster Print - 24" X 36"IF YOU WERE TO DIE AND COME BACK AS A PERSON OR AN ANIMAL, WHAT DO YOU
THINK IT WOULD BE?
Hmm. I’d like to come back as some kind of marine mammal. Maybe a dolphin…
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE AN OBJECT TO COME BACK AS, WHAT WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

A book. A well-read, well-loved book.

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO (WORDS YOU LIVE BY OR THAT MEAN A LOT TO YOU)?
“Nobody minds having what is too good for them.” – Jane Austen

WHO HAS BEEN THE GREATEST INFLUENCE ON YOU?
I’m going to have to say my mom…or my husband. Both are huge proponents of making your dreams come true. When you’re in the same room with them, you really do feel like anything is possible.

WHICH OF YOUR CHARACTERS DO YOU MOST IDENTFY WITH?
Probably Vee. We can both be odd and obnoxious!

Paperback Dolls wish to thank Becca for taking the time to answer some questions and allow us and her fans to get to know a bit more about her. Be sure to pre-order or pick up your copy of Crescendo due out October 19th.

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3 responses to “>Get to know bestselling Young Adult author, Becca Fitzpatrick

  1. >That was an excellent interview!Ahaha, I ove her hair, it’s so curly! XDElizabeth Bennett is a fantastic heroine and it’s a magnificent thing to be bale to lean on your family and friends for support!Thanks for hosting this interview!

  2. >awesome interview! if i would be reincarnated as an animal, i’m all for going back as a dolphin too! 😀 nasty cuties!

  3. >The bathroom comment made me laugh. I hate that too!

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