Author Interview: Elissa Sussman

The Book Wars

Elissa-Sussman_photobyJohnPetajaElissa Sussman is a writer, a reader and a pumpkin pie eater.
Her debut novel, STRAY (Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins), is a YA fantasy about fairy
godmothers, magic and food. She received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and in a
previous life managed animators and organized spreadsheets at some of the best animation
studios in the world, including Nickelodeon, Disney, Dreamworks and Sony Imageworks. You
can see her name in the credits of THE CROODS, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA, THE
She currently lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend and their rescue mutt, Basil. You can find her at her websiteStray is her first novel.

1.      Let’s start off with the easy questions. What is your favourite fairytale and why?

I’ve always loved East of the Sun, West of the Moon, which is this wonderfully epic fairy tale. The first half is a cross…

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