When you're burning the midnight oil and your stomach starts to grumble, what should you reach for to fuel you through the night? We decided to go directly to the source. We mean writers, of course. After all, who knows better the pain and pleasure of the midnight munchies than the literary set?
This month, we asked 20 authors, past and present, to share what they snack on in the wee hours.
Like Mare, the heroine of her Red Queen series, Victoria Aveyard shot into the spotlight when she published her YA debut. The dystopian fantasy novel was published in February 2015, and by March it had climbed to the number-one spot on the New York Times YA Bestseller list. Not bad for a first-timer.
The sequel, Glass Sword, also a bestseller, was released earlier this year, and the third book in the series, King's Cage, is due in February 2017 — which means you have time to catch up if you're not a fan already.
Victoria describes her first book as "the result of a terrifying, unemployed year after college" — one during which she presumably did some midnight snacking.
Victoria Aveyard's Favorite Midnight Snack: Captain Crunch
Who hasn't reached for cereal in the wee hours? Simple yet satisfying, here's what Victoria has to say about her bowl of choice.
I'm not much of a night worker, but on the off-chance I'm writing into the wee hours, I like to do it with a bowl of Captain Crunch. Aveyard family tradition: My dad eats midnight cereal all the time.
Is cereal your midnight snack, too? What's your go-to box?