Tina Ferraro recently launched her 3rd young adult novel. Earlier this month I profiled her as an exemplary specimen of young adult story creator. The cover of her current book, The ABC’s of Kissing Boys, can be seen various places around her office. Also you can see just above one of the printers a shrine to herself. No, just kidding. (Or am I?)
Although we later learned that Mandy Hubbard (the first Writer’s Studio participant) is not as much of a neat freak as her space implied, how is this space different from what we saw in the first Writer’s Studio?
Is there anything about this writing space that surprises you? Anything that catches your interest? Is there anything you can tell about this writer just by looking at the space?
Tina Ferraro believes in the adage that it is never too late to have a happy childhood. Tina started writing at the age of seven, and sold her first short story following college. With three babies arriving in five years, it seemed a great time for Tina to stay home and “get serious” about the full-length books she wanted to write. After seeing a nonfiction book about uses for a bridesmaid dress, she idly wondered if a story had ever been written about reusing a prom dress . . . and from that, her first published YA novel was born, Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress.I want to thank Tina for letting us into her Writer’s Studio. Please leave your questions and comments for her to respond to next week.