Interview with Skylar Dorset, Author of The Girl Who Never Was


[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Skylar! Describe yourself in five words or less.

[Skylar Dorset] Blonde-ish, stubborn, dreamy, baking writer.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about The Girl Who Never Was?

[Skylar Dorset] It’s about a Boston teenager who finds out she’s half-faerie-princess and half-ogre and basically you should read it if you’re a fan of fun! Smile

[Manga Maniac Cafe]  Can you share your favorite scene?

[Skylar Dorset] Well. It’d be a bit spoilery buuuuuut suffice it to say that it involves cuddling in the rain.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What gave you the most trouble with the story?

[Skylar Dorset] I think what gave me the most trouble was getting to the ending. Like, it’s always tempting, when you’re a writer, to just spend a ton of time hanging out with your characters. I find myself always having to remind myself, “No, no, you have to get to an ending point eventually!”

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s one thing you won’t leave home without?

[Skylar Dorset] My phone. I know, I know, that’s a cliché, but I can’t help it!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name three things on your desk right now.

[Skylar Dorset] My computer, many assorted piles of disorganized paper, and a plant.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s your favorite snack when you’re working on a deadline?

[Skylar Dorset] Tea. Does tea count? It’s definitely tea. And anything chocolate that happens to be hanging around.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you could trade places with anyone for just one day, who would you be?

[Skylar Dorset] Can I trade places with one of my sister’s dogs? I have just always, always, always wanted to know what the world looks like from a dog’s perspective.

Does that make me sound crazy? I’d also trade places for one day with Jennifer Lawrence, because that looks fun.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] You have been granted the use of one superpower for one week.  Which power would you choose, and what would you do with it?


[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are some books that you enjoyed recently?

[Skylar Dorset] Right now I’m reading “The Break-Up Artist” by Philip Siegel. Very cute and clever and funny.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?

[Skylar Dorset] Lots and lots of places!

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About the book:

The Girl Who Never Was (Otherworld)

This is not your average trip to Fairyland

In Selkie’s family, you don’t celebrate birthdays. You don’t talk about birthdays. And you never, ever reveal your birth date.

On her seventeenth birthday, Selkie finally understands why. All she wanted was a simple “Happy Birthday” from her secret crush, Ben. But the instant she blurts out the truth to him in the middle of Boston Common, her whole world shatters. Because the Boston that Selkie knows is only an elaborate enchantment constructed to conceal the truth: Selkie is a half-faerie princess. And her mother wants her dead. The faerie court believes Selkie is a child of prophecy-fated to destroy the court’s powerful grip on the supernatural world. And the only way for Selkie to survive…is to prove them right.