Today I am delighted to welcome Stephanie Perkins to the blog. Stephanie is the author of one of my Top Ten books of the year, Anna and the French Kiss. Reasons you absolutely, positively must read it, can be found here. She was kind enough to answer a few of my questions. Hope you enjoy the answers.
The inspiration arrived in a dream—a beautiful boy with a French name and an English accent sitting on the steps of the Panthéon—and it was impossible to resist. Or, more accurately, THE BOY was impossible to resist. My inspiration always starts with the boy!
And then you hit Jane Austen, and the list never ends: Mr. Darcy, Henry Tilney, Wentworth, Col. Brandon . . .
(3) Pride & Prejudice (2005) — I know, I know. I like the Colin Firth one, too!
(5) Stranger Than Fiction
A swoony independent film, followed by dinner at my favorite French restaurant, followed by coffee in a late-night bookstore.