Interview with Shelley Workinger — Author of Solid

I recently reviewed Solid. A super-cool science fiction novel by Shelley Workinger. You can read my review here. Solid was really unique, so I interviewed the unique author behind the book. Read on!

IceyBooks: Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Shelley Workinger: I grew up in a very small town in Maine and moved to New Orleans at my first opportunity; I wanted to experience and try everything I could from the youngest age I can remember. Needless to say, I have found myself in some strange situations and made my share of mistakes, but I’d rather look back at my life and say, “Guess that wasn’t meant to be,” than “I wish I’d done that!” And without that outlook, there’d certainly be no “Solid.” :)

IB: Describe Solid in 7-9 words.
Newly discovered superteens find friendship, love, and uncover conspiracy.

IceyBooks: Where did you find the inspiration for Solid? 
SW: I dreamt one scene that eventually became chapter twelve, and even though I always have vivid dreams, that one took root in my conscious as well. I couldn’t stop thinking about those two people came to be in that place and where they’d go next.

IceyBooks: Do you have a hobby, besides reading and/or writing?
SW: I love cooking, especially trying new recipes, but not baking – I’m not a dessert person.

IceyBooks: If you weren’t an author, what would you have become?
SW: A Magician’s Assistant! I kick myself all the time for not seeking out a magician in college. That would’ve been way more fun than the hostessing and bookkeeping I did.

IceyBooks: Is there anything else you would like to add?
SW: Thank you so much for your interest in “Solid” and giving me the opportunity to speak with your blog followers; I know we all have dozens of books on our TBR lists and I am so appreciative for your consideration of mine! You’re welcome!!

Thanks for taking the time to tell me and my readers a little about yourself, Shelley!


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.

December 5, 2010



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    Julia :)

    December 5, 2010

    Great interview! I'm definitely looking forward to reading Solid when it comes out. It sounds super awesome! :)

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    December 6, 2010

    Awesome interview!

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    Congrats from Lulu at The Book Addict!

    -Lulu ;D