I love middle grade books (they dominated my fav reads of 2014) and so today I'm thrilled to welcome Stephanie Faris, author of 25 ROSES, so we can ask her some questions!
Stephanie: Thank you for having me on your blog today! I’m so excited.
1. What one BIG thing would you pick to happen to your book, if you could?
I’d love for any of my books to be made into a movie or TV show. It seems when that happens, you’re introduced to a much larger reader base and they follow you to your next book (and the next and the next).
2. If you could only eat three foods for the rest of your life, what would they be?
Mexican food, pizza, and, of course, CHOCOLATE!
3. You just started a book club that everyone wants to be a part of (you read the best books & have the best snacks!). What is the name of said book club:
Naming things is always difficult for me for some reason! How about Chocolate and Chapters?!
4. If someone was going to give you flowers, what would you prefer?
My favorite flowers are gerbera daisies, but roses are always beautiful, too. How about 25 of them?!
5. What is a fav line(s) from 25 Roses?
I was out of the matchmaking business. I was out of the helping other people business, too. I just wanted to hang out, eat lunch, and talk about shows I liked and music I’d downloaded.
That's a great name for a book club actually! And I love gerbera daises too, though I can never keep them alive. =/ And remember, dear readers, one lucky commenter will win a $5 Amazon gift card. Please just remember to follow Stephanie at one or more of her social media links (winner announced 1/9 via comments).
Stephanie Faris knew she wanted to be an author from a very young age. In fact, her mother often told her to stop reading so much and go outside and play with the other kids. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in broadcast journalism, she somehow found herself working in information technology. But she never stopped writing.
Stephanie is the author of 30 Days of No Gossip and 25 Roses, both with Aladdin M!x. When she isn’t crafting fiction, she writes for a variety of online websites on the topics of business, technology, and her favorite subject of all—fashion. She lives in Nashville with her husband, a sales executive.
Mia moves from the shadows to the spotlight when her matchmaking plans go awry in this contemporary M!X novel from the author of 30 Days of No Gossip.
Mia is used to feeling overlooked: her perfect older sister gets all the attention at home, and the popular clique at school are basically experts at ignoring her. So when it’s time for the annual Student Council chocolate rose sale, Mia is prepared to feel even worse. Because even though anyone can buy and send roses to their crushes and friends, the same (popular) people always end up with roses while everyone else gets left out.
Except a twist of fate puts Mia in charge of selling the roses this year—and that means things are going to change. With a little creativity, Mia makes sure the kids who usually leave empty-handed suddenly find themselves the object of someone’s affection. But her scheme starts to unravel when she realizes that being a secret matchmaker isn’t easy—and neither is being in the spotlight.