What are your manuscripts about? I want to know!

Thanks so much for your interest! Makes me feel all fuzzy inside. My current project is undergoing edits with my agent, so I’m not talking plot details online—at least one thing I’d mention would inevitably change or get cut altogether. My latest manuscript is a gay YA contemporary, as is my work-in-progress. I post occasional snippets from my manuscripts on Twitter (@mobrienbooks, under photos) if you want to check those out!

If you have a business-related inquiry regarding my writing, please contact my agent, Heather Flaherty at The Bent Agency.

Who are some of your favorite authors?

Becky Albertalli, Angie Thomas, Jandy Nelson, Adam Silvera, J.K. Rowling, Hannah Moskowitz, A.S. King, Nicola Yoon, Gail Carriger, E. Lockhart, Lauren Oliver, Leigh Bardugo…

Recommend me a book!

This isn’t a question, but can do! Here are some you have to read, in no order:

YA: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson, Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King, Not Otherwise SpecifiedGone Gone Gone, Break, and Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz, Daughter of Smoke and Bone (book 1 in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy) by Laini Taylor, The Uncrossing by Melissa Eastlake, The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson, and More Happy Than Not and History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera.

Adult: Room by Emma Donoghue, Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, Soulless (book 1 in the Parasol Protectorate series) by Gail Carriger, Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult, The Bone Season (book 1 in The Bone Season series) by Samantha Shannon, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, and Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh.

How’d you get your agent?

Hey, I have a blog post about that!

What’s your favorite Taylor Swift song?

…all? I can’t pick one, so here’s three per album with my top favorite on each album underlined:

Taylor Swift: “Teardrops on My Guitar,” “A Place in This World,” and an underrated one, “Mary’s Song (Oh My My My).”

Fearless: “Fifteen,” “Forever and Always” (listen to the piano version if you want to cry), and an underrated one, “The Best Day.”

Speak Now: “Enchanted,” “Sparks Fly,” and an underrated one, “Dear John.”

Red:All Too Well,” “Treacherous,” and an underrated one, “Holy Ground.”

1989: “New Romantics,” “Style,” and an underrated one, “You Are In Love.”

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