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Interview with Wendy Toliver--and win a copy of Lifted!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Girlfriends' Cyber Circuit (GCC) is a webring of YA novelists, and I'm happy to be part of it because I get to talk to other YA authors about their books--which, well, how awesome is that? (And I think we all know how much I love YA!)

Today I'm talking to Wendy Toliver about her new novel, Lifted




Me: Tell us about your book in ten words or less!

Wendy: When shoplifting becomes an addiction, who can Poppy turn to?


Me: What's the best--or worst==writing advice you've ever been given?

Wendy: The best writing advice I ever got was, simply, Read. The worst writing advice I ever got was, To get published, your manuscript must be perfect.


Me: What do you wish you'd known about being published/publishing before your book/first book came out?

Wendy: That’s a toughie. I can’t really think of anything. Sure there are lots of things I’m still learning but I like that I’m learning them along the way and not all at once. It makes this journey even more exciting.


Me: What's the last book you read that you loved so much you had to tell everyone about it?

Wendy: When I read The Forest of Hands and Teeth I told a lot of people about it. It was so different from everything I’ve read before and I found it very interesting.


Me: So, I hear you have a copy of Lifted to give away?

Wendy: I do! I'll give one person a signed copy of Lifted (US mailing addresses only, though, please)

Me: YAY!! So, everyone, if you're interested in winning a copy of Lifted, just leave a comment by midnight EST on Friday, June 18th--and make sure to leave a way for Wendy to get in touch with you!


Me: Random Bonus Question Time...What's your favorite salad dressing?

Wendy: Depends on the type of salad and my mood, but today I’m going to say bleu cheese vinaigrette.


Thank you, Wendy, for stopping by, and don't forget to leave your comment (and a way for Wendy to get in touch with you) for your chance to win a free, SIGNED copy of Lifted by midnight EST this Friday, June 18th!

22 Comments:

Blogger Sherr said...

I would love to win a copy of Lifted =).

email : letsjustsherr@aim.com

June 17, 2010 10:02 AM  
Blogger jpetroroy said...

I'd love to win!

jpetroroy at gmail dot com

June 17, 2010 10:25 AM  
Blogger Brenny said...

I'd love to win!

email: blrcasey at gmail dot com

June 17, 2010 10:45 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'd love a copy!

ya.island@gmail.com

June 17, 2010 11:40 AM  
Blogger Bianca said...

Thanks for the the opportunity to win a copy, Wendy!

I like the answer to the question about worst/best advice.

infinitemusic19 at gmail dot com

June 17, 2010 1:47 PM  
Blogger The Lovely Reader said...

This sounds great, please enter me! Thanks for doing the interview and for hosting a great contest!

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June 17, 2010 1:54 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

This book is on my birthday wishlist, I'd love to win a copy!

roses7184 (at) gmail (dot) com

June 17, 2010 2:34 PM  
Blogger Brooke said...

*gasp* I've been wanting Lifted! It came out right before my birthday, but my parents didn't get it for me.

thewsisterz@yahoo.com

June 17, 2010 2:51 PM  
Blogger Jacqueline C. said...

In regard to that worst bit of writing advice - talk about pressure!

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June 17, 2010 2:56 PM  
Blogger eeeschen said...

I'd love to win a copy of Lifted. It sounds great. :)

email: eeeschen at gmail dot com

June 17, 2010 3:04 PM  
Blogger bclement412 said...

i'd love to win =)

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June 17, 2010 3:51 PM  
Blogger Kelsey said...

Sounds interesting! :)

kelseyjsutton@gmail.com

June 17, 2010 5:46 PM  
Blogger Morgan said...

I loved the interview! And I'm really excited to read Lifted (the cover is gorgeous)

smittenwithbooks (at) hotmail (dot) com

June 17, 2010 5:57 PM  
Blogger ally said...

That's a great cover (and a great line that makes you want to go back and get the book). I'd love to have it!

alannahjavier@gmail.com

June 17, 2010 7:06 PM  
Blogger Tess said...

Oooh! Sounds great! Can't wait! (I guess I'm a poet and I didn't know it. :)
Email:
lettucebeinsane@gmail.com

June 17, 2010 10:27 PM  
Blogger Hannah S said...

Oh wow, I just heard from a friend how good this was! She doesn't live near me (two states away) so she can't exactly lend it to me, but I'd love a chance to win a copy. Lifted sounds awesome! :)

Love, Hannah
xoxosweeet at yahoo dot com

June 18, 2010 1:31 AM  
Blogger Samanthajo_322 said...

I would love love love to win a copy of lifted!!

sslager1@niu.edu =]

June 18, 2010 10:54 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

I can't wait to read Lifted. It sounds simply awesome!

:) Erica
thebookcellar@wi.rr.com

June 18, 2010 1:33 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

This is a great interview. Thank you!

I would love to win Lifted as well!

bookscompleteme(@)gmail(.)com

June 18, 2010 1:33 PM  
Blogger Haleyknitz said...

I'd love to win! thanks

haleymathiot@yahoo.com

June 18, 2010 2:21 PM  
Blogger Mariah said...

Sounds like a really cool book!

a_readers_adventure(at)yahoo(dot)com

June 18, 2010 6:04 PM  
Blogger Wendy Toliver said...

Congrat's to Kelsey for winning a signed copy of Lifted! Thanks, everybody, for entering and for your lovely comments. And thank you, Elizabeth, for everything! :)

June 20, 2010 12:36 AM  

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