Temple West, debut author of the YA paranormal romance Velvet, is as nerdy in real life as she is on the Twitter. Armed with a very shiny English degree, she spent four months in Oxford holed up at the Radcliffe Camera amongst the hush of ancient books and the rich musk of academia. Returning to Los Angeles, she acquired a concurrent degree in film, mostly as an excuse to write essays about The Princess Bride and Hook. She can sew (poorly), drive stick (please fasten your seatbelt), and mostly lift her feet off the ground while stuttering into first gear on a very small motorcycle. She currently lives in Seattle and is the proud mother to a one-year-old laptop and a vintage Remington typewriter.
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Gravity by Melissa West
Here by Ella James
From Pitch Perfect
Benji: Look, just so you know, I'm not a total nerd. I also happen to be super into close-up magic.
[He produces a hamster]
Jesse: Dude, that's awesome! How long was that little guy in there?
Benji: Several days.