Monthly Archives: October 2012

Blue Bloods Trivia!

In which book does the Four Hundred Ball take place?

How do you approach picking the vampire’s respective angel names? Research their meanings and see what character fits? Which incarnation comes first in the process?

Usually I pick the names of the characters first then figure out the angel equivalent. I go through Hebrew, Christian, Muslim and Indian mythologies and more.. 

Answer to today’s Guess the Quote: Kingsley to Mimi, The Van Alen Legacy, pg. 343!

hi! so I noticed that a few of the Blue Bloods novels have epigraphs from song lyrics. how big of an influence has music had on you and your writing process? and on a related note, did you compile the first playlists? :)

Yes I did, only the very first one though. I have a fab assistant who helps with them but I have to approve them all. 

Music is a huge influence on a book’s theme I would say. It’s a lot of fun choosing the right epigraph.


Michelle Hodkin plans to avoid mortal peril in Paris and teaches us about what seems to be heaven in a pie tin. 

Who and what would you bring with you for the zombie apocalypse?

The characters on The Walking Dead, because they have demonstrated their zombie-killing facility, and a cruise ship, because zombies can’t swim.

If you could spend a week in any book world, which would it be?

Most of my favorite book worlds seem to involve mortal peril, so I’m going with Anna and the French Kiss, because Paris.

What is the best word (in any language) and why?

Shtuyot, which means “nonsense” in Hebrew, because it’s fun to say. Go on, try it.

Who are you most excited to see at YALLFest?

Everyone because WHAT A LINEUP SERIOUSLY. But I am just dying to see Eliot Schrefer so I can gush about his incredible new novel ENDANGERED in person. I heard about it for the first time at last year’s Y’ALLFEST, so it seems fitting.

What is your favorite flavor of pie?

Campfire pie. S’mores in pie form. Yes.

Want to hear more from Michelle?


Twitter: @MichelleHodkin


Come see Michelle at YALLFEST!!

Who/what inspired you to write? :o

Probably finding out Sweet Valley High was written by 22-year old girl ghostwriters. I was 11 at the time and thought “wow, in 11 years that could be me!” It was inspiring to think young girls could write books.