Interviu cu o autoare: Cylin Busby

Va prezint un nou interviu, de data aceasta cu Cylin Busby, autoarea romanului Blink Once. Thank you for the interview!

Blink OnceWest is a high school senior who has everything going for him until an accident leaves him paralyzed. Strapped down in his hospital bed, slipping in and out of consciousness, West is terrified and alone. Until he meets Olivia. She’s the girl next door—sort of. A patient in the room next to his, only Olivia can tell what West is thinking, and only Olivia seems to know that the terrible dreams he’s been having are not just a result of his medication. Yet as West comes to rely on Olivia—to love her, even—certain questions pull at him: Why has Olivia been in the hospital for so long? And what does it mean that she is at the center of his nightmares? But the biggest question of all comes when West begins to recover and learns that the mysterious girl he’s fallen in love with has a secret he could never have seen coming.


1. First of all, thank you very much for granting me this interview. I was wondering whether you would like to tell us something about yourself.

I live in Los Angeles, California right now, but I have lived all over the United States and traveled to Europe and Mexico a few times, too.

2. Can you tell us what inspired you to write “Blink Once?”

When I was young, my father was in a bad accident. He lost a lot of blood and almost died. When he recovered, he told us about what he had seen “on the other side.” I wanted to explore that idea in a novel, and that’s where BLINK ONCE came from.

3. What can you share about your novel?

The story for BLINK ONCE takes place in a hospital. The two main characters, West and Olivia, are not sure if the hospital is haunted or what is happening to them. Slowly, the truth is revealed….

4. I believe all readers and perhaps the writers as well imagine what would happen if they were granted a few hours with a character of their choosing. If you were to spend some time with your characters where would you go and what would you do?

I would like to take a walk on a warm, sunny day outside of the hospital with West and Olivia, to help them escape the darkness that hangs over them both.

5. Do you have a favorite author?

Yes, I have many, but my current favorites are David Mitchell and Jennifer Egan.
6. You have a time capsule and the possibility to preserve three books for the people of the future. What books would you choose?
Oh, I love this question! It’s tough, though. My first choice would be the Bible, next I would pick the latest scientific theory book, and last I would pick something fictional—maybe something by Shakespeare or Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote.

7. You are able to go back in time and take part in one particular historical event. What would that be and how would you change it?

I have always wanted to go back in the time to witness the building of the pyramids in ancient Egypt. I would just like to be there—I wouldn’t change a thing!

8. You have a mirror that shows you a person of your choosing from the past and/or present. That person can be anyone: a president, a king, a queen, a writer etc. You can ask him or her only one question. Who would it be and what would you ask that person?

Anne Boleyn, and my question would be “Was it worth it?”

9. Scientists have managed to create a machine that allows you to jump to the future. What year would you like to discover?

Around the year 3000 would be good—I would like to meet my son’s children and grandchildren!

10. Would you like to add anything else? 

Thank you so much for interviewing me and for coming up with such interesting questions.

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