For What It's Worth

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Interview: Ally Condie - Matched

Today I'm thrilled to welcome Ally Condie, author of of Matched. Make that - New York Times bestselling author!! Not bad for a debut novel.

Congratulations on all your success Ally and welcome to For What It's Worth!

Matched. Ally CondieKaren: Do you have a ritual or superstition that you follow when it comes to your writing?
Ally: Not really! I do have to have a lot of water on hand to drink (for some reason writing makes me thirsty). But mostly I don't have time for rituals--I get the kids in bed and I just have to go, go, go!

K: Is there a must have snack you need to have nearby while you’re writing?
A: Well, besides the water, I also really like cinnamon bears.:)

K: Since its February (the month of love), do you have a favorite literary couple?
A: Oooh, great question. I'm going to have to go with Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe. I've been in love with their coupledom since third grade.

K: Sticking with the classic couples! I haven't read Anne of Green Gables yet but after googling them (ahh the modern age...LOL) I can see why you chose them. Very romantic.
(And I know....I know....I'm making it my mission to read the classics this year!)

 K: What is the last book you’ve read that you adored and want to tell people to go buy it NOW?
A: I am always on the lookout for good middle grade boy books (I have three little boys that will be reading them soon) and I just read a great middle-grade book called THE LIMIT by Kristen Landon. It's fast, smart, and one I can't wait to have my kids read when they're a bit older.

K: There are never enough good books for younger boys. I will have to check THE LIMIT out for my nephews.

K: How do you think book review bloggers have changed the landscape of promoting books & authors?
A: I think they've made reviews and book information accessible to everyone! I also think that book bloggers have changed the landscape because they become very trusted by their followers and become a real go-to source for books and opinions about those books. I know that as an author I personally really appreciate the support that many book bloggers have given to me and to my book and am very grateful for it.

K: Thank you for the support. I know as a blogger there is nothing I like more than getting the word out about a book I love. Matched is one of those books that is getting great reviews and support in the blogosphere!

Thank you for stopping today Ally!

Want to hear more about Matched? Watch an interview with Ally here:

Where to find Ally and all things Matched:

*Ally’s website:
*Ally’s twitter: @allycondie
*Matched series website:
*Matched Facebook app:
*View the book trailer for Matched HERE


  1. Thanks for the interview. I love Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe too!

  2. Fantastic interview. Really great questions and of course those lead to great answers.

  3. Great interview :) I am so very very curious about this cool book

  4. Fabulous interview, I absolutely adored Matched! I don't know that I could pick a favorite literary couple, I have too many I'm in love with. I haven't read Anne of Green Gables, I'll have to go Google those books now too:) Thanks for this interview Karen and Ally!