All About Laurie Faria Stolarz and DEADLY LITTLE LESSONS

BY MINDI SCOTT

webIMG_2794f1Author Laurie Faria Stolarz stopped by today to answer a few questions for me and to share some details about her latest novel, Deadly Little Lessons —including a chapter excerpt!

First, the questions:

At age eight, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Laurie Faria Stolarz: I wanted to be a writer.
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 And at age eighteen?
 LFS: A writer.
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And while you’re at it, what about at age twenty-eight?
LFS: A writer.  I’ve been writing since before I could put pen to paper. As a child, I would make up stories and tell them to whomever would listen.  Then, when I finally could write, I’d draft scripts and have my dolls recite the lines and act out the performances..
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Which Breakfast-Club-style label would have best fit your teenage self?

LFS: Probably Molly Ringwald, but less popular.  Wasn’t she described as super-popular in that movie?  I wasn’t a loner like Ally Sheedy. I had a solid group of friends, and could blend in with different groups.
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Without giving away too much from your newest book, which character or scene from it are you the most pleased to have created, and why?

LFS: I love the opening scene, where Camelia gets a phone call and learns a painful truth – one that changes her life forever.
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Which are your favorite movies to watch again and again?
LFS: Never Been Kissed, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Juno, Green Card, Once, The Devil Wears Prada, Bridget Jones Diary, Thelma & Louise, Mean Girls, Moonstruck, Clueless, Under the Tuscan Sun, and anything with John Cusack.
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And, now, the most important question of all: Beatles or Elvis? Please support your answer. 😉
 LFS: The Beatles. Growing up, my older brother would play their albums over and over, and so I’ve sort of been brainwashed.
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About Deadly Little Lessons:

Camelia Hammond’s trying junior year of high school is finally over…but her troubles aren’t. After she discovers a painful truth about her family, she escapes to a summer arts program in Rhode Island.

Determined to put family – and boyfriend – drama behind her, she throws herself into her artwork. At the arts school, she gets caught up in the case of Sasha Beckerman, a local girl who is missing. Even though all signs suggest that the teen ran away, Camelia senses otherwise. Eager to help the girl, she launches her own investigation. Meanwhile, Camelia realizes how much she misses Ben, despite being committed to Adam.

But time is running out for Sasha, and Camelia will have to trust her powers if she’s to save her. Will the lessons Camelia has learned in the past give her the strength to do so?

Want a sneak peek? Go here: http://www.lauriestolarz.com/dllessons.pdf

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About the Author: 

Laurie Faria Stolarz is the author of Deadly Little Secret, Deadly Little Lies, Deadly Little Games, Deadly Little Voices, Project 17, and Bleed, as well as the bestselling Blue is for Nightmares series. Born and raised in Salem, Massachusetts, Stolarz attended Merrimack College and received an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College in Boston.

For more information, please visit her web site at www.lauriestolarz.com

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