INTERVIEW: Holly Black, author of “1Up”

Holly Black, author of “1Up,” discusses the background of her story in this interview featured on SF Signal:

What was the spark for “1UP”?

I wanted someone to have left a puzzle in a game for friends to solve—friends who had only known one another online before. That’s such an interesting personal dynamic.

My gaming background is primarily in role-playing games and then games that imitate role-playing, so I am always interested in the way people who get together to play games can be really, really different from one another and yet become super tight by virtue of having a shared love of making up stories together.

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