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Interview with Lauren Strasnick (and win a copy of her new book!)

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Today, I'm doing a Girlfriends' Cyber Circuit interview with Lauren Strasnick about her new book, Her and Me And You

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

Lauren: Creepy Twins! Broken friendship! First Love!

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

Lauren: Be fearless.

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

Lauren: Ha, well, not that it would have changed anything – this is still my absolute dream job – but the amount of promotional work that goes into launching a book – who knew?! I’m in the midst of promoting H&M&Y right now, while also trying to meet a deadline on my next book. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t tricky juggling both!

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

Lauren: THE BASIC EIGHT by Daniel Handler. That book blew my mind. Teen satire. A funny version of Donna Tartt’s THE SECRET HISTORY. Sensational.

Me: What blogs do you *have* to read?

Lauren: Funny enough, mostly style blogs. A few favorites: http://www.liebemarlene.com/, http://vanessajackman.blogspot.com/, http://www.turnedout.tv/, http://www.garancedore.fr/en/, and http://www.thesartorialist.blogspot.com/

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

Lauren: Plain old oil and vinegar (although I like ranch and thousand island on my french fries!)

Thanks for stopping by, Lauren, and to celebrate the release of Her and Me and You I'm giving away one copy--and for your chance to win, all you have to do is tell me what you think the one NEW tv show I should try (when I have time!) by midnight EST this Friday, October 8th.


Blogger Christi said...

Great interview--Lauren's book sounds great!

I don't watch too much TV, but I've heard good things about Boardwalk Empire--that's what I'd be watching if we still had HBO!

October 06, 2010 8:41 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Great interview. I am really looking froward to reading this one.

I am really enjoying Hawaii 5-0. I didn't think I would and I only caught an episode because I watched it with my mom, but so far I am enjoying it. Hunky guys and beautiful scenery.


October 06, 2010 9:52 AM  
Blogger Pam Harris said...

Great interview--I can't wait to read this book. :)

As far ar TV, I would've said My Generation--but ABC just cancelled it. :( With that said, I have to agree with Christi and say Boardwalk Empire. I've seen the first two shows, and it's well-written, wonderfully acted, and visually stunning (the set is to die for).

October 06, 2010 10:08 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Great interview, will be on the lookout for this book.

Best new show? Well I have tons that are NEW to ME (all CW shows) But Hellcats is new and I am loving it! I love watching CW shows now and calling them research for my YA writing, ha!

October 06, 2010 10:29 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

This book looks good :) I love the cover, too!

Hmm, new shows? The Big C! It's on showtime, and it's on its sixth episode? So it's not new-new, but it's in its first season.

But they're only about half an hour or so, and it's SO GOOD. So freaking good. Really. It's got Laura Linney in it and she's diagnosed with skin cancer, and it's about how she's starting to finally allow herself to be herself.

- Tara

October 06, 2010 12:06 PM  
Blogger Alexa said...

This sounds really good, I love the cover too, very pretty in a creepy way.

Broadwalk Empire is excellent, great cast, script and fabulous clothes too :)

October 06, 2010 2:19 PM  
OpenID kathleenliz said...

Uhhhhhmmmmm good new shows... I think it's a tie between The Undercovers about a spy couple, and a new crime show called Chase that's really good. Both of them are on NBC.


October 06, 2010 2:29 PM  
Blogger jpetroroy said...

I've heard good things about Boardwalk Empire

October 06, 2010 3:41 PM  
Blogger Tess said...

One good show that's in it's first season right now is Nikita. It's on every Thursday on the CW after Vampire Diaries.


October 06, 2010 6:31 PM  
Blogger Renahe said...

I'd love to read this one. I would have to say Castle on ABC it's so good(& it's about a writer how awesome?). Thanks for the contest.

October 06, 2010 6:39 PM  
Blogger Haley said...

This book looks great! I'm definitely adding it to my to-read list. And the cover is beauteous! XD

I'd recommend the comedy Raising Hope. It's o after Glee on FOX every Tuesday and follows this guy who's trying to raise a baby but is completely unprepared and hindered by his eccentric family.


October 06, 2010 9:39 PM  
Blogger Miranda said...

I'd have to agree with most the people on here. Boardwalk Empire, it's the best NEW show. Very, very enjoyable, truly great! :)

October 06, 2010 10:00 PM  
Blogger Samanthajo_322 said...

I have been waiting forever to read this book!

One TV show I would recommend is Better Off With You. It's a half hour, and hilarious, and it is a show that you are not required to watch every week to understand what is going on (which will be convenient with a busy schedule). Its on ABC by the way =]


October 06, 2010 10:22 PM  
Blogger Brittany Landgrebe said...

Goodness, I'd love to read this book!

I'd say Hellcats, on the CW. I was curious to see how Disney veteran Ashley Tisdale would do on a new network, and I've loved everything Alyson Michalka has done. It's good so far, but I haven't been able to watch much because my TV connection is questionable at best.



October 07, 2010 8:34 AM  
Blogger Flippin' Fabulous- A Reader's Record said...

I love Lauren's ten words or less description. That alone can pull someone in.

Would you believe me if I said I have NO CLUE what do show is on?

I have to ITunes Vamp Diaries b/c Direct TV in my area doesn't get the CW. I just bought the rest of the seasons for Smallville on DVD since I've missed the past 4 years due to not getting the channel. (I love both of these shows.) I am hearing great things about the new CW show Nikita and there is one other.

I do have to say when I have a chance I love to watch Bones- the chemistry between Bones and Seeley is EPIC. The way their characters interact and feed off of each other is awesome, especially when you throw in their colleagues. But that is an older show.

Also I'll catch Modern Family when I get a chance. I love the whole dynamic of the show and it is absolutely hysterical! They are on their second season I believe.


October 07, 2010 8:41 AM  
OpenID juanarana007 said...

Good interview, and sounds like a terrific book!

OK, I am biased because I review this show on series.nu, but I do believe "Raising Hope" is a good show. It's got a lot of heart, warmth, and the family is funny. Cloris Leachman is priceless as Maw Maw. Every Tuesday 9/10ET, on FOX. :)


October 07, 2010 8:43 AM  
Blogger Cass (Words on Paper) said...

I don't watch a whole lot of new TV shows. The newest show is probably GLEE or Pretty Little Liars (which is recently being advertised for showing on Aussie TV :)) . . .

What a fun interview. :) Thanks for the giveaway & internationalism!

cc932005 at hotmail dot com

October 07, 2010 9:05 AM  
Blogger Kai @ Amaterasureads said...

Great interview! And I thought I was the only one who likes a thousand island dressing on my fries. :)

I'm recommending Nikita. Maggie Q's one of my favorite actresses ever, and she's sensational in the series!


October 07, 2010 9:14 AM  
Blogger Cheyanne said...

Sister Wives on TLC. I dunno... I can't believe I like it, but try watching it.. I've fallen in love with this adorable family!

October 07, 2010 9:18 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

I love the cover! and im so excited to read this book!I would recommend for you to watch Outlaw on nbc and Nikita on the CW. Nikita is a great show, this girl is trying to bring down a big secret group that trains delinquents to go on co- op misions and be killers. Its so cool, and she does all her fighting and spy missions ina killer cute outfit. Maggie Q is so cool, and she defines Girl power!!

Have fun watching tv, I watch too much already! Thanks a ton for this giveaway!

Ashley R.
arudd908 AT gmail DOT com

October 07, 2010 10:17 AM  
Blogger .Ambur. said...

Awe I saw this book on Goodreads last week and I've been craving to read it ever since :D Thanks for the chance to win it!

Hmmm new tv shows, well I haven't watched any new ones myself. I've been trying to keep up with Glee, The Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother...school kinda takes up the rest of my time lol But if you haven't watched any of those 3 they're awesome shows :D

Thanks again,

October 07, 2010 10:34 AM  
Blogger Ana Lucia said...

Yes.I agree Boardwalk Empire is really interesting.Another show is Life Unexpected (season 2) but I think you still can catch up on that.

Ana Lucía Arroyave


October 07, 2010 11:17 AM  
Blogger Em said...

I only have one new show so far this season (No Ordinary Family) and so far I'm into it. I like the whole balancing life with super powers thing. Plus, I like Julie Benz (Darla from Buffy and Angel; Rita from Dexter) and I think it's amazing that Michael Chiklis is still playing a cop (when I was a kid I watched him on the Commish playing dad/cop and he's still playing that character but now he's a bit tougher and has no hair). The kid half of the family needs a little more action/attention on the show, but I'm hoping that will come with time.

October 07, 2010 11:45 AM  
Blogger Fi-chan (Bookish-Escape) said...

Well, I'm currently on a tv series ban, so.. but if you haven't already, Glee, Vampire Diaries. :D I'm planning to watch Pretty Little Liars and Hellcats after my tv series ban ends. :D

October 07, 2010 12:10 PM  
Blogger bookbunny68 said...

I would have to say Hawaii 5-0 too. Love Alex in anything and still watch my dvds of MOONLIGHT.
~ bookbunny68@yahoo.com

October 07, 2010 1:08 PM  
Blogger Mismikado said...

Love the interview and the bonus salad dressing comment :)
I definitely recommend watching Outsourced... The hubs and I love the entire NBC Thursday night line-up and Outsourced has made an excellent addition!


October 07, 2010 1:19 PM  
Blogger Spav said...

I don't see much TV, but I really enjoyed Hawaii 5-0.

October 07, 2010 3:35 PM  
Blogger Minas said...

Great interview, the book sounds great.

I am really enjoying watching Nikita. It comes on the CW, Thursdays, after Vampire Diaries. I think its a great show!


October 07, 2010 3:47 PM  
Blogger BrittLit said...

I don't have cable but thanks to the interwebs and netflix I have been able to watch this fun little show called Glee. Yes I know Everyone has been talking about it and everyone loves it. They should it's epic! Which also means it's made of awesome. Enjoy!


October 07, 2010 4:20 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Oh, I really don't watch that much TV. ><; My favorite show is NCIS, maybe you don't already watch that, so it's new to you? :D

HER AND ME AND YOU sounds really good! Here's to hoping. ;)

Jamie Stone

October 07, 2010 6:06 PM  
Blogger dreaming days away said...

Lonestar is awesome. That actor has charisma... he just really encompasses the character. Plus its a really different story, one that I haven't seen done on TV before... I'm curious to see how long they will be able to pull off the story they've got going on... you'll have to watch to find out-- it's good! really good! =)

faithfulbrowneyes at yahoo.com

October 07, 2010 7:00 PM  
Blogger Hannah S. said...

I'm so excited for this one!

Anyway, for TV shows... Hmmm...
I love Modern Family (so funny!), Glee (of course!), Hellcats, and Vampire Diaries!

Love, Hannah

October 07, 2010 9:29 PM  
Blogger Midnight Bloom said...

Great interview! I really like the cover for Her and Me and You... it's really fitting and definitely makes me think of the upcoming winter!

As for new T.V. shows, I don't really get to watch it that often anymore but I've watched the first few episodes of the new cheerleader one, Hellcats, and it's kind of like the usual drama but still fun (plus I like seeing all the moves involved in the cheers). I also checked out the first episode of No Ordinary Family and it looked cool! A whole family gaining powers all of a sudden... definitely sparks my interest for more!

- Liz (Midnight Bloom)

October 07, 2010 9:45 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Tran said...

I really like Running Wilde!


October 07, 2010 11:05 PM  
Blogger Juanita said...

Hellcats is cute so far. I'm excited about Undercovers, but I've been so busy lately that I haven't had a chance to watch it yet - maybe this weekend.

October 07, 2010 11:38 PM  
Blogger Llehn said...

I'm a big fan of Big Bang Theory :D


October 08, 2010 9:13 AM  

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