Member Mondays is a new feature on the Women’s National Book Association- Charlotte blog. Interviews are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. We plan to cycle through all members each year. Special highlight posts for members with new publications or announcements are available on an ongoing basis.
This week, we have WNBA Membership Chair, Carolyn Snow Abiad.
Having once lived in Turkey, I love writing about eastern culture and myth. Today I lives in North Carolina with my husband, two sons, and nine koi fish. While my last name translates to “Snow White,” I have not yet written a memoir featuring an evil stepmother.
Do you prefer ebook, paperback or hardcover?
While I definitely prefer hardcover, I find myself reading more and more on my e-reader, and even on my iPhone. Ebooks are a convenient way to sneak in a few chapters while I’m waiting for my kids.
What are your reading habits?
I read about one fiction title per week. I also keep a non-fiction title on my nightstand, and that takes about a month to finish.
What book are you currently reading?
THE DIVINERS by Libba Bray. Set in the 1920s, this Young Adult story features murder, magical realism, and a good dose of romance. My non-fiction title for this month is WIRED FOR STORY by Lisa Cron.
One YA title that I think everyone can read is CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth Wein. It’s the story of two unconventional girls: one a WW II pilot, the other a spy. Try it!
Where can other WNBA members connect with you?
I keep a blog at www.CarolynSnowAbiad.com, I use Goodreads as Carolyn Abiad, and I’m on Twitter at @csabiad.