Pintip Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author of YA fiction. She graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. She received her J.D. at Yale Law School.
Pintip’s novel, FORGET TOMORROW, won the RWA RITA® for Best First Book. It is also a finalist for the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire, the Japanese Sakura Medal, the MASL Truman Award, and the Tome Society It list. In addition, THE DARKEST LIE was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her other books include REMEMBER YESTERDAY, SEIZE TODAY, and GIRL ON THE VERGE.
She lives with her husband and children in Maryland.
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Music or Silence while you write?
Silence — This is a mechanical question for me. I can’t physically type, due to long-standing fibromyalgia/RSI, so I use a voice-activation program which requires absolute silence in order to function properly.
What weird food do you like?
I love all food, and no food is weird if you like it! But to answer the spirit of the question: I love steak tartare, as well as this fried eggplant-with-anchovy-shrimp paste Thai dish.
What is one of your most irrational fears?
How many novels/short stories/screenplays/poems/etc have you published?
Five novels and one novella!
The Forget Tomorrow series: Forget Tomorrow, Remember Yesterday, Seize Today, and the novella Before Tomorrow
The Darkest Lie
Girl on the Verge
Forthcoming: Fit To Die (June 2018) and Malice (October 2018)
How much do you write every day?
Depends on the day and my kids’ activities. Anywhere from a few minutes to several hours, but I do try to write every day while I’m actively drafting a manuscript.
What are you working on now?
MALICE. A YA novel pitched as The Dead Zone meets The Sixth Sense, about a girl who learns that a boy in her class wil one day launch World War III and must decide if she can kill his still-innocent self today in order to save millions of lives in the future.
If you could write like one author, who would it be?
Orson Scott Card. Stephenie Meyer. Gillian Flynn.
If you could be one superhero, or have one superpower, who/what would it be?
To freeze time
If you could be on any reality tv show, what would it be?
What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done?
Go to Thailand for the weekend! (48 hours on the plane and 48 hours there)
Name three things on your List of Things to Do Before You Die.
Go on a food tour around the world, publish lots of great novels, watch my children grow up