” I’d never really babysat. I feel like I’m Blair, or ‘Gossip Girl.’ A teenager, basically – and now suddenly I’m a mom? “


” I avoid the young adult section altogether if possible, although it’s sometimes fun to catch a girl lying on the floor, reading ‘Gossip Girl. “


” I used to be an editor and I was editing young adult series. I didn’t really like the books that I was reading, so I decided that I would write a book about something I’d want to read if I was 16. It turned into a Cinderella story… I developed a proposal and the characters of ‘Gossip Girl’ for my job. “


” I feel like ‘Gossip Girl’ isn’t really ‘Gossip Girl’ anymore when they’re away at school because they don’t go to NYU, they go to, like, Yale and Brown. New York City is just as much a character as anyone else in the books, and I was really sort of reluctant to show them off in their separate college worlds. “


” Gossip Girl’ came out in rapid succession over two years, so the endings always had to be suspenseful so that you couldn’t wait for the next one. “


” I have no sense of what I should or shouldn’t talk about. I just blather. Which is why it’s fun to write ‘Gossip Girl.’ I do tend to just talk about anything. “


” My biggest fear in writing ‘Gossip Girl’ was that the characters would sound like stereotypical rich, air-headed heiresses. These were my friends. They were smart and multifaceted. They had interests and passions. They wanted to become lawyers and doctors and writers and filmmakers. “



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