20 Questions with Author Megan McCafferty

We're so excited to have New York Times bestselling author Megan McCafferty joining us today for 20 Questions! Her latest novel, Bumped, was recently published by Balzer & Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins.
Kindle or Nook? Kindle.

iPhone or BlackBerry? Neither. I have a crappy flip phone that I only use in emergencies.

Coke or Pepsi? Neither. I gave up Diet Coke for good almost 3 years ago.

Coffee or tea? Green tea. I gave up coffee at the same time as Diet Coke. The withdrawal was naaaaasty.

Ice cream or frozen yogurt? Ice cream.

Flats or heels? Flats.

Facebook or Twitter? Twitter because it posts to Facebook. I'm a multi-tasker.

Call or text message? Neither. I prefer face-to-face or email.

Favorite song right now? "No One's Gonna Love You," Cee Lo's cover of Band of Horses.

Celebrity crush? I was in love with River Phoenix when I was 16.

Last movie you saw? Scott Pilgrim Versus the World. I liked the comic book effects but the opening credits almost gave me a seizure.

Favorite television show right now? I never miss Teen Mom 2...but I can't say I *enjoy* it per se. Modern Family always makes me laugh at least once per episode.

Favorite snack food? Dark chocolate in pretty much any form.

Your most overused word or phrase? "You know," both as a question and a pointless sentence-filler.

Your hidden talent? Karaoke, with a special emphasis on 80s power ballads.

Your biggest pet peeve? Drivers on cell phones.

Favorite activity when you’re not writing? Working out.

Favorite authors? Gabrielle Zevin, Carolyn Mackler and Rachel Cohn. I'm honored that they all blurbed BUMPED. It was not a given that they would.

Favorite book(s)? Feed by M.T. Anderson.

Comment heard most often from your readers? "Is Marcus Flutie real?"

About Megan McCafferty
Megan McCafferty is the New York Times bestselling author of the hit novels in the Jessica Darlingseries, including Sloppy Firsts, Second Helpings, Charmed Thirds, Fourth Comings, and Perfect Fifths. Her newest novel, Bumped, is her first departure from the Jessica Darling series. Megan's work has been translated into eleven languages, including German, Japanese, Chinese, Turkish and Hungarian. She has also contributed to several fiction and nonfiction anthologies. For more about Megan, visit her Web site, follow her on Twitter, or friend and/or like her on Facebook.

About Bumped
When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents must pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society. Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and had never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Until now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. Melody has scored an enviable conception contract with a couple called the Jaydens. While they search for the perfect partner for Melody to bump with, she is fighting her attraction to her best friend, Zen, who is way too short for the job. Harmony has spent her whole life in religious Goodside, preparing to be a wife and mother. She believes her calling is to convince Melody that pregging for profit is a sin. But Harmony has secrets of her own that she is running from. When Melody is finally matched with the world-famous, genetically flawless Jondoe, both girls’ lives are changed forever. A case of mistaken identity takes them on a journey neither could have ever imagined, one that makes Melody and Harmony realize they have so much more than just DNA in common. From New York Times bestselling author Megan McCafferty comes a strikingly original look at friendship, love, and sisterhood in a future that is eerily believable.
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