Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Q&A with Stephanie Faris + Giveaway!


1. Chips, pretzels, or popcorn?

Chips. With dip made from sour cream and Lipton Onion Soup Mix. Yummy! I worked in a movie theater when I was a teenager and spent my evenings mopping up soggy popcorn. I’ll eat popcorn but I don’t consider it an indulgence anymore.



2. Peacocks or penguins?

Peacocks. I love anything colorful!



3. A romantic date night, or a fun-filled day trip?

Hmm… That’s a tough one! I’d say a romantic date night. I’d rather go out at night than during the day.



4. Pop, coffee, or tea?

Pop. (Although we don’t use that word for it in the South!) I occasionally drink a diet soda, but most of the time I drink water with Mio.



6. Ice skating or roller skating?

Ice skating. I took figure skating lessons in my 20s. It was fun, but I stopped taking lessons when they expected me to start jumping in the air. If my feet have to leave the ice, I’m out!



7. Sushi, ribs, or Italian?

Italian, I suppose. I like ribs, too. I don’t like sushi at all. We go to a hibachi restaurant so my husband can get his sushi fix and I can have teriyaki chicken and rice.



8. Parade or live theater?

Live theater—parades are usually outdoors and it’s either too hot or too cold!



9. Sun, shade, or indoors?

Indoors. I’m definitely an indoorsy person. Although I’d love to be sitting on a beach somewhere right now.



10. Earrings, necklace, or rings?

I don’t wear much jewelry. Right now the only jewelry I have on is a pair of small butterfly earrings that I wear 24/7, so I guess I’ll have to go with earrings. Anything I don’t have to think about putting on every day!

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In Piper Morgan in Charge, Piper’s mom takes a job in the local elementary school principal’s office. Piper is excited for a new school and new friends—and is thrilled when she is made an “office helper.” But there is one girl who seems determined to prove she is a better helper—and she just so happens to be the principal’s daughter. Can Piper figure out how to handle being the new girl in town once more? 



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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 Simon & Schuster author of 30 Days of No Gossip and 25 Roses. 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. 

Links:

Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Amazon 
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Don't forget to check out the first book in the Piper Morgan series, Piper Morgan Joins the Circus!


48 comments:

  1. I'm with you! Indoors is far better. Not hot and humid.
    I guess I confuse people when I ask for a pop then...

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    1. Only Southerners, I think? Mostly in small towns. Big cities in the South are now a melting pot--everyone's from everywhere, so we hear lots of "pop!"

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  2. Thank you SO much for hosting me, Leandra! I had so much fun with this one!

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  3. Onion soup mix does make great dip. I like green onion dip too. Yummy!

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    1. I haven't tried green onion dip. I'm going to have to look up that recipe.

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    2. My local grocery store sells a green onion dip in the cold section, next to the sour cream. It is delicious!! Maybe try looking by the sour cream next time your're shopping? You won't regret it! =)

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    3. I love using onion soup when making burgers.

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  4. So fun! And who wouldn't want to be sitting by a beach right now? I know I would!

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  5. A fun interview! I don't mind a hike in the woods in cooler weather, but otherwise, I prefer to stay indoors too. I drink mostly water myself, even though there are times I wished I drank coffee for the boost of energy!

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    1. I love going for a walk when the weather is nice. It's just NEVER nice. And now I've seen too many true crime shows where someone was killed while running/walking/biking...it's ruined it for me. I probably wouldn't have anything to worry about, since statistics show after the age of 30 our chances of something like that go WAY down!

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  6. What a fun interview!

    Good job, ladies!

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  7. Fun questions! I'm a water drinker too (and coffee and tea), but I can't get into the Mio. I'm looking forward to reading the books! I have them and I bought a duplicate set for my nieces.

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    1. Without Mio, I can't even drink water unless I hold my breath and down it as quickly as I can.

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  8. I'm about halfway through my latest batch of Lipton Onion Soup dip. I mix the entire tub of sour cream with an envelope and fill the sour cream container up with my dip. I could finish the entire container with a family sized bag of chips in one sitting if I were to plug in a movie and immerse myself. Danger!

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    1. Me, too!!! And you can actually eat the dip with celery and it's surprisingly filling. Maybe because of all the water in celery? I'd rather have chips, but celery is a good way to convince myself I'm eating healthy!

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    2. Must...try...celery! haha, thanks!

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  9. Great interview! Every time I think I know (almost) everything about Ms. Faris, I learn something new. ;)

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    1. I think you already know all there is to know!

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  10. PS: I love the way you've written your name in your header Le&ndra! Very clever.

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    1. Thank you! I think so myself, lol! ;)

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    2. Very clever. It's your branding. People pay big bucks for an expert to do that!

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  11. Great interview, ladies. There just something magical about ice skating. I've never given it a try, but it does look like fun.

    Thoughts in Progress
    and MC Book Tours

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    1. I roller-skated so much as a kid, the first half of my first class was devoted to teaching me to put my foot down and slide instead of pushing off. Once I learned that, I learned SO fast!

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  12. very fun interview. A variety and now we know Piper Morgan could join the Ice Capades someday. Stephanie can write from her ice skating lessons experience.

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    1. SO true. A Piper Morgan book set at an ice rink is a great idea!

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  13. I'm with you, Stephanie--I'm definitely not an outdoor person. I hate camping and can only take so much walking.

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    1. I love walking...but not hiking. If it requires a backpack and supplies, I'm out!

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  14. I use Lipton onion soup mix for a variety of recipes, but dip is a favorite! We call it "soda" here and the next question is always "Dark, or light?"
    I can imagine Piper having a peacock or a penguin friend!
    I'm a fan of old buildings and ampersands too, Leandra ;-)
    What an entertaining post, thank you, ladies!

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    1. When I worked at the movie theater as a teenager, people would walk up and say, "I want a large Coke." Then it got awkward. Some people here refer to any soda as "Coke," but it was hard to ask if they meant something else without confusing them.

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  15. I enjoyed reading this! I have to say that I love a parade, but only if I bring a chair with me. I love your book cover, Stephanie. Definitely plan to buy the series for my daughter.

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  16. I enjoyed reading your answers, Stephanie! I can definitely see why you don't care much for popcorn anymore, and the indoors is always better. :) Congrats!

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    1. Right after I wrote this, we went to the movies and I ate so much popcorn, I didn't feel so well. So I guess I can still put away some popcorn! But I still would choose chips and dip over it.

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  17. Love this fun Q&A! Different questions than the usual author interview...

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  18. Fun interview. Now we know all about you, well, almost.

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  19. I'm with Stephanie on almost all of these. Great interview.

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  20. Hehe what a fun interview! I'll go with Italian, too.

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  21. What a fun post! Loved hearing Stephanie's answers to all the questions. I would pick Italian food too and I love chips (which is part of the reason I almost never buy them because I can't resist them). :)
    ~Jess

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  22. Fun questions! Now I know to never work in a movie theater because I love popcorn and would hate to have that ruined. :) And Italian, definitely.

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  23. Fun questions and answers; I found myself comparing answers right along with Stephanie. And thanks for the reminder to look into the Piper Morgan books, they look wonderful!

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  24. LOVE this Q & A with Stephanie!! I think she and I would be great friends in real life—we have A LOT in common! :)

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