Shannon Hale interviews Libba Bray.

From squeetus:

SH:  What is different about being a published author than you might've imagined when you were younger?

LB:  I don't wear turtlenecks and stare off meaningfully into the distance.

Also, I looked at the info about the upcoming Bray/Hale Tour of Awesome, and there don't appear to be any stops in the Northeast.  Ahem.