Today, I'm doing a Girlfriends' Cyber Circuit interview with Laurie Stolarz
about her new book, Deadly Little Games
Me: Tell us about your book in ten words or less!
Laurie: Drama, Romance, and Intrigue....
Me: What's the best writing advice you've ever been given?
Laurie: Never pay reading fees of any kind. Do your homework – know to whom it is you’re sending your manuscript. (I have to jump in and say that this is great advice!)
Me: What do you wish you'd known about being published/publishing before your book/first book came out?
Laurie: That it’s best if you have a reputable agent negotiate for you. You don’t necessarily “need” one, which is what I kept hearing over and over again, but it truly is best for all involved (I believe). (And again, I have to say a big YES! to this--take your time and get a good agent!)
Me: What's the last book you read that you loved so much you had to tell everyone about it?
Laurie: I just read Still Missing by Chevy Stevens. It was amazing – I couldn’t put it down. (Same here! I'm still stunned it didn't take off)
Me: So, I hear you're running a very cool contest...
Laurie: In celebration of the release of Deadly Little Games, the third book in the Touch series, I’ve launched a very exciting contest, the winner of which could have a minor character in Deadly Little Voices, the fourth book in the series, named after him or her. (Me: How cool is THAT?) Please see the official rules here: http://www.lauriestolarz.com/news.html.
Me: The no-longer very random "random" question--fave salad dressing?
Laurie: Balsamic Vinaigrette!
Interviewing Laurie was a blast, and I hope you all go and enter her contest--but then who wouldn't want to have a character named after you??
So, thanks Laurie, for stopping by, and a HUGE thank YOU to everyone who sent notes, left comments, and etc. about what happened re: Living Dead Girl.
Your support means the world to me, and I hope you know that!