Two posts in one day — I know, it’s like I’m on a posting bender, right? But, because of prom excitement, I missed posting my interview with Sydney Salter. So let’s take a few minutes now to see what inspires her.
Me: What is your theme song?
In high school, if I heard “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina And The Waves, I knew I’d have a great day. Now on those rare occasions when I hear that song, all those good feelings still flood back. I guess I should listen to the local 80s station more often…
(I feel the exact same way about this song, Sydney!)
Me: Who/what is your favorite visual artist or favorite piece of art?
Oh, this question is so difficult for me–almost as bad as asking me to pick a favorite book or author. I love Grandma Moses–her charming scenes of maples and sledding–but I’m also inspired by the fact that she created artwork at an age when most people give up their dreams.
I also love John Singer Sargent’s portraits–he knew how to capture a person’s essence in paint. Suffice it to say, I love art, love visiting museums, and wish I were rich enough to collect more of it for my own home!
Thank you, Sydney!
Swoon at Your Own Risk is available now. Look for it at your local library, Amazon, or your local independent bookstore. Sydney recommends: Rediscovered Bookshop in Boise, Idaho for their knowledgeable staff and great middle-grade and YA section.