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Monday, May 04, 2009

First, congrats to Jenna, who won the copy of Susane Colasanti's Waiting for You!

Second, I feel like it's time for another contest, one that's open to *everyone* no matter where you live! Plus I've been getting a lot of emails asking me about my books and writing and stuff like that--so here's your chance!

If you have anything you want to ask me about any of my books, or writing, or--I don't know, my allergies(?), now is the time to do it!

I'll take questions through midnight EST this Wednesday, May 6th, and then I'll pick the ten questions I like best and answer them--AND each of those ten people will win a free book! I'll be giving away books like Willow by Julia Hoban, Just Listen by Sarah Dessen, Forever Princess by Meg Cabot, Nightworld: Dark Angel, The Chosen, and Soulmate by L.J. Smith, and more!

So remember, ask a question by midnight EST this Wednesday--and you could win a free book!

40 Comments:

Blogger Bunny B said...

Which title would you recommend for someone who hasn't read any of your books?

May 04, 2009 9:33 AM  
Blogger Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Which of your characters were you more like in high school?

Amber
sammyjones57(at)hotmail(dot)com

May 04, 2009 9:39 AM  
Blogger Amee said...

You write both serious books and funny, light hearted books. Do you prefer writing one over the other? Is it easier to do one than the other?

May 04, 2009 9:54 AM  
OpenID dissectingperfection said...

Hi Elizabeth! A lot of people say it's important to believe in yourself and your writing if you ever want to be published, but that's hard for an aspiring writer to do. What I'd like to know is: was there ever that one moment when you truly believed (for the first time) that your work was "worth it", and that you believed in yourself as a writer? Thanks! =D

(Sorry, long question!)

Mya
mya.rooney@gmail.com

May 04, 2009 11:29 AM  
Blogger Llehn said...

Which author (living or dead) would you most like to meet and why?

May 04, 2009 11:48 AM  
OpenID luckygirl1112 said...

You write books that are easy to relate to. What are some of your favorite books, both now and when you were growing up?

May 04, 2009 12:22 PM  
Blogger pepsivanilla said...

Do you have playlists that you listen to while writing your books? If so, what kind of music do you listen to?

pepsivanilla14(at)hotmail(dot)com

May 04, 2009 12:27 PM  
Blogger Diana Dang said...

If you were to switch bodies with one of your character for a day, who would it be and why? =)

May 04, 2009 3:03 PM  
Blogger donnas said...

What is the strangest thing that has ever happened to you that then gave you a story idea or caused you to incorporate it into a story?

bacchus76 at myself dot com

May 04, 2009 3:49 PM  
Blogger Ann Diana Dinh, said...

What is it that inspired you to become a writer?

behapppppppy(at)hotmail(dot)com

May 04, 2009 5:24 PM  
Blogger Yan said...

How FAST do you write!? I noticed that your books are progressively turning into the fantasy genre. Is that so? And have you always wanted to do that or was it by some chance that it happened.

May 04, 2009 6:01 PM  
Blogger Kathleen Elizabeth said...

Is there a specific author that you read before you became published and thought "I want to write like that"? Not copied, but kind of emulated as your writing career was beginning.

May 04, 2009 6:25 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I have some really crazy questions, so I understand if you don't wish to answer them ;-D
1. Do you sing in the shower? What music do you enjoy most, if so?
2. If you could go back in time, which time period would it be and why?
3. Do all friends take each other for granted, as in perfect you, or is there a certain limit you can't go past?
addictedtobooks1993@yahoo.com

May 04, 2009 7:19 PM  
Blogger Senfaye said...

Okay, I have a lot of questions!
1. If you wrote a paranormal book, what would you like the title to be?
2. Favorite YA book?
3. What is Hannah's favorite color?
4. How did you get the idea for your first novel?
5. What inspired you to write Love You Hate You Miss You?
6. Have you ever gotten writer's block so bad that you couldn't write for a while?
7. (Last question, I promise!) Do you have a "favorite" book that you have written?
Thank you Elizabeth!
-Senfaye :)
annieluvsmuffin@Gmail.com

May 04, 2009 8:00 PM  
Blogger BriannaBean said...

how did you meet your husband? you two sound so cute in all the stories you tell us.

was he, or anyone else you know, an inspiration for a character?

are there any characters who are exactly like someone you know?

May 04, 2009 8:47 PM  
OpenID luckygirl1112 said...

Okay sorry I have something else to add to my question from before:


You write books that are easy to relate to and an easy honest writing style. What are some of your favorite books, both now and when you were growing up? And how did you end up with a style that honest and innocent at the same time?

May 04, 2009 9:17 PM  
Blogger babygirlG said...

If you could meet your younger self now, what words of wisdom would you give her about the publishing industry?

May 04, 2009 11:33 PM  
OpenID forevermore01 said...

Do you ever wish that you had started to get books published earlier or do you think that your life experience helped you to write the way you do today?

crazy_canadian_chick37(at)hotmail(dot)com

May 04, 2009 11:52 PM  
Blogger Thao said...

Is it okay to ask more than one questions? Because I have two :)

1. Imagine I had magic and could lock you inside one of your book forever, which one would you choose, which character would you befriend first, and why?

2. When you were writing Living The Dead Girl, did it ever occur to you that your readers might not enjoy it because it's so different from your other books? What did you think?

May 05, 2009 12:09 AM  
Blogger Michelle Kuo said...

If one of the characters in any of your books could come to life, which one would you choose?

Haha I know that if I was asked this I definitely wouldn't be able to decide! And I haven't even read all of your books yet :/ So it's totally understandable if you can't answer!

michelle.kuool(at)yahoo(dot)com

May 05, 2009 12:50 AM  
OpenID runforamsterdam said...

If you wrote an autobiography, like Candy, what would you title it?

~robby
runningforamsterdam@hotmail.com

May 05, 2009 7:22 AM  
Blogger Rhonda Stapleton said...

Hi, Elizabeth! Here's my question:

What is your writing schedule like when you're working on a book (and as a correlating question, what do you find to be the perfect atmosphere conducive for writing)?

Thanks!!

Rhonda

May 05, 2009 7:32 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

My question is-

Do you have confidence in what you write?

May 05, 2009 11:07 AM  
Blogger Brittani said...

1. Which book took the longest to write?

2. Since you are a professional writer, does majoring in english or writing affect whether one can get published or not?

3. In four words, describe yourself as a teenager.

4. What inspired you to write "Love You Hate You Miss You?"

- Brittani =D
poeticxheart@gmail.com

May 05, 2009 12:59 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Which is harder for you--plot or characters?

May 05, 2009 2:51 PM  
Blogger paperback.pixie said...

Before you were published, did you tell people you were writing a novel?

And I read the tiny teasers about your 2010 books. They sound amazing -- but it's so unfair that we can't read more :-) I can't wait for them!!

Thanks! You can reach me at paperback.pixie@gmail.com

May 05, 2009 3:00 PM  
Blogger sequins.shimmer said...

Are there any characters based off of people who have impacted you life? In a good or bad way?

headinthecloudso3(at)msn(dot)com

May 05, 2009 3:35 PM  
OpenID bbllchc125 said...

i know a lot of people say they're happy (well not exactly but) with the mistakes they've made because otherwise they wouldn't be the person they are today. my question is, is there somthing you've done that you wish you could do all over again?? and why???

Sarah
bbllchc125@yahoo.com

May 05, 2009 8:32 PM  
Blogger WhatBriReads said...

What is your favorite of all the books you've written?

Briana
getanzt@gmail.com

May 05, 2009 10:07 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Plot driven and character driven novels both have their strengths and their weaknesses. Which is your favorite, and why?

May 05, 2009 10:26 PM  
Blogger Meredith said...

Has your neighbor's back porch light come back on? Or is it still nice and dark out?

~Meredith F.
rosesaremyfavorite at hotmail dot com

May 05, 2009 10:48 PM  
Blogger Megg said...

Good idea.

Questions:(sorry If some have been asked/answered already)

Do you think you will ever wright in a guys point of veiw? Do you like
to read books in a guys pov?

Are you eco-friendly?

When you where young, did you always want to be a writer?

Do you think you'll be writing for the rest of your life?

Do you use quotes and clichas? Like, "Don't judge a book by its cover"
or "we must learn about the past so we don't make the same mistakes"

Who was/is you fav. president(of the US. Although, if your into some
other countrys politicts, thats cool to?

Have you read the books you gonna give away?

When you where in school did you like gym? Because I don't...

May 05, 2009 11:08 PM  
Blogger Adele said...

Musicals or horror movies? Pick one, then tell us your favourite within that genre.

80's HeartThrob Showdown: Kevin Bacon or Tom Cruise - wanna cut loose or catch the highway to the danger zone?

Favourite song to rock out to, at eardrum shattering levels, when you're along in your car?

People who are always nice make me suspicious. What makes you suspicious about people?

Okay I think I am tapped :)

May 06, 2009 8:58 AM  
Blogger Summer said...

what is the best compliment you have ever recieved?

May 06, 2009 11:24 AM  
Blogger Lalaland said...

Do you go and personally experience some events that you used to write in some of your books?

May 06, 2009 4:54 PM  
Blogger Paradox said...

Which book is your favorite?
Which took the longest time to write?
The shortest?

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

May 06, 2009 5:05 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

What is you favorite:

book from you childhood?

YA book?

Classic?

Self-help/Inspirtional?

Book of all time?

Candy?

May 06, 2009 9:02 PM  
Blogger michelle said...

what is your favorite summer vacation spot?

blakem@xavier.edu

May 06, 2009 9:53 PM  
Blogger Juanita said...

What are your favorite pizza toppings?

I personally really like this spinach tomato pizza that a local place sells, it's sooooo good.

May 06, 2009 10:50 PM  
Blogger Mishel said...

These are some fantastic questions everyone.

I have a few:

If you couldn't write anymore (I know, scary thought!) what would you really love to do as a career?(I know some book-into-movies totally ruin a story, but pretend the book of your choice could be made into the perfect movie) What book would you like to see get made into a movie?&& another movie question - If a movie was made out of your life what actress would you like to play you?I'm really looking forward to seeing which questions you choose to answer! Thanks so much.

mishtakes AT gmail DOT com

May 07, 2009 9:33 AM  

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