Monday, December 23, 2019

Interview with Arianne Costner, author of My Life As A Potato

1. Can you tell us a little about your book?

Happy to! MY LIFE AS A POTATO is about a boy named Ben who recently moved to Idaho. He didn’t get noticed much at
his last school and is hoping to start over with a fresh slate and maybe become more popular. One day in the cafeteria, he accidentally injures the school mascot through an incident involving a hot dog. Now he has to substitute for the mascot. One problem: it's a potato. A supremely dorky potato. 

Ben tries to keep his mascot identity a secret while dealing with friendships, a crush, and his own clumsiness. It results in lots of funny scenarios and misunderstandings, but in the end, he learns that nothing is cooler than just being yourself!

2. When does it release?

On March 24, 2020. Trust me, I am counting down the days! It is currently available for pre-order at your local Indie, Amazon, B/N, and Target. 

3. Are you working on anything new?

I just finished my second book. I don’t think I can tell many details yet, but it is another school story about a goofy class clown. I’ve always wanted to write a story about a class clown who was deeper than he seemed, and I’ve fallen in love with this second story just as much as with my first!

4. What piece of advice would you give aspiring authors?

Enjoy what you do! It’s amazing to be able to create characters and worlds that evoke real feelings. Study up on craft! And read in your genre. A lot. 

5. What are you currently reading?  

I just started SUNNY SIDE UP, a graphic novel by Jennifer Holm about a girl who goes to live in Florida with her grandpa for a summer. So far I am really enjoying it!

Thanks for taking the time to do this Tanya!

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