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Intereview with Lucienne Diver! (and yes, there is a FREE book involved...)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Today, I'm doing a Girlfriends' Cyber Circuit interview with Lucienne Diver about her new book, ReVamped

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

Lucienne: Fanged fashionista goes undercover as goth girl. Humorous horror!

Me: What's the best writing advice you've ever been given?

Lucienne: It wasn't any particular advice I received that really resonated with me, it was something I learned by observation. I'm a literary agent as well as a writer, and I work with over forty authors. One thing I observed is that they weren't afraid to fail (or maybe they were, but they never let it stop them). They'd throw out half a novel or more if they found that it wasn't working. Something about this struck a chord with me. I'm a perfectionist at heart, and the idea that these amazing novelists who I'm awed by on a daily basis sometimes wrote so much they later deemed unworthy.well, it was freeing. My writing speed and narrative flow are so much better now that I've given myself permission to get things wrong. Sometimes you have to find out what's wrong before you can figure out what's right.

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

Lucienne: Since I'm in the business, it's possible I knew too much, rather than too little. For instance, I know how hard it is out there; I know that publication isn't the holy grail, but just the first step on a lifelong path that's similarly laden with obstacles. There's never a point where you get to sit back on your laurels and appreciate your success. So worth it, though, of course!

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

Lucienne: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It's been on my TBR stack for awhile, but I only recently found the time. Once I cracked the book open, I had no life until I'd reached the end. I immediately ran out to buy Catching Fire, which my son (who I'd hooked on The Hunger Games with my ravings) got to first. I still haven't gotten it back!

Me: Any giveaways you want people to know about?

Lucienne: I'll be doing a virtual launch party on September 15th at Bitten by Books, giving away an iPod Nano with a special skin! Folks should come by early, as there are a ton of ways to enter the giveaway.

Thank you, Lucienne, for stopping by! And now...

Now we contest! My friend Ivy Devlin has her book, Low Red Moon, coming out today, and to say congrats to her, I'm giving away a copy of it!

For your chance to win Low Red Moon, all you have to do is have a US mailing addy, and leave a comment telling me your current favorite song/songs (the faster the better--I need fast songs to listen to while I'm on the treadmill to get me moving!) by midnight EST on Friday, September 17th. The song(s) one person suggests that I like best--well, that person will get the copy of Low Red Moon! (Also--don't forget to leave a way for me to contact you if you win!!)

One last thing: TWO days until the official release of Grace! YAY!!!


Blogger Erin said...

If your a fan of remakes you should lsten to:

Army Navy - Get right back

I love this song! I aactually found it from a book, which is double cool. Thanks for the entry. Low Red Moon looks awesome and I can't believe Grace will be out, very exciting!


September 14, 2010 10:16 AM  
Blogger Pam Harris said...

I REALLY want a copy of Low Red Moon. You want a really fast song? I'd recommend "Perfect Drug" by Nine Inch Nails or "Breed" by Nirvana. Superfast songs--perfect for the treadmill. :)


September 14, 2010 10:41 AM  
Blogger michelle said...

I love "2012" by Jay Sean, its just a fun song!


September 14, 2010 1:13 PM  
Blogger Haleyknitz said...

a great album for running to is Weezer's Ratitude, and also The 59 Sound by Gaslight Anthem. Thrice has some good albums with good tempo. the thing about running tempo is it has to be just right for your legs...for instance, All American Rejects is too slow for me, but Hammerhead is perfect. find one good song that has the perfect tempo, then try to find others with that same speed.


September 14, 2010 8:13 PM  
Blogger The Lovely Reader said...

I'm Not Over - Carolina Liar
Starry Eyed - Ellie Goulding
Now You're Gone - Basshunter
Glass to the Arson - Amberlin
Carry Me Home - The Hush Sound
Human - The Killers
Time is Running Out - Muse
King of Anything - Sara Bareilles
Light Outside - Wakey! Wakey!

I want the copy of Low Red Moon so bad!

barbrafl737 (at) yahoo (dot) com

September 15, 2010 8:37 AM  
Blogger JaevenStar said...

Several songs by Blue October
Dirt Room
Say It
Should Be Loved
X Amount of Words

There are several mixes of X Amount of words out there, even on iTunes. I like the Paul Oakenfold mix the best.


September 15, 2010 9:48 AM  
Blogger DeNiSe said...

Oh I havent seen Low Red Moon in my bookstore I must ask them to order a copy or see where they have them hidding :) Oh the song that's in my head right know is Enrique Iglesas "I like it" and Selena Gomez & The Scene - A Year Without Rain Thanks for the chacne to win
Denise Madness

September 15, 2010 7:02 PM  
Blogger Haley said...

"No You Girls" by Franz Ferdinand, and "Queen of Apology" by The Sounds are the top songs I would recommend. Also, Family Force 5 is a really upbeat Christian band with super catchy songs. "Earthquake" and "Get Your Back Off The Wall" are two songs that totally get me pumped when I work out.

Oh! And congrats on Grace. Can't wait to read it.


September 16, 2010 8:20 PM  

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