Today I’m thrilled to have Mandy Hubbard on the blog! Mandy is celebrating the release of her debut novel: Prada and Prejudice
First, the basics:
About Prada and Prejudice
Fifteen year old Callie just wants to impress the popular girls when she buys a pair of Prada heels on her class trip to London. She didn’t plan on tripping, conking her head, and waking up in 1815! Now she’s wearing corsets with her designer pumps, eating bizarre soups, and breaking up engagements. If only the nineteen year old Duke of Harksbury wasn’t so bloody annoying, she might have a little fun in Austen-Era England…
About Mandy Hubbard
Mandy Hubbard grew up on a dairy farm outside Seattle, where she refused to wear high heels until homecoming—and hated them so much she didn’t wear another pair for five years. A cowgirl at heart, she enjoys riding horses and quads and singing horribly to the latest country tune. She’s currently living happily ever after with her husband (who, sadly, is not a Duke) and her daughter (who is most definitely a princess). Prada and Prejudice is her first novel.
And now: on to the Interview!
Me: Without giving away too many spoilers, what is your favorite part of the novel/what was the part you had the most fun writing?
Mandy: Anytime in which Callie had to really "play the part" of a prim and proper regency girl--with an audience-- was fun for me. There's a scene that takes place in the drawing room where Callie is asked to play the piano (because her alter ego Rebecca is said to be a wonderful player), and all Callie can think is, "I hope they like chopsticks!"
Me: OMG! (lol) That is hilarious! What kind of writing projects are you currently working on? Or, if you aren't working on anything new, is there a different demographic/genre you wouldn't mind tackling in the future?
Mandy: I'm in the midst of writing my Nascar novella for Harlequin (comes out June 2010), and drafting a paranormal romance. Soon I'll be getting to work on my second YA with Razorbill, too, that should be due out Summer 2010. It's still to-be-determined!
Me: Awesome! Who is your writing hero and why?
Mandy: Probably Stephen King--and I don’t even read his (fiction) books! I love his attitude-- it's so refreshing the way he speaks his mind. His memoir/non-fiction book, ON WRITING, was particularly fun.
Me: A lot of Debs picked him! I LOVED ON WRITING! But I’m like you: I’ve never read his fiction. The movie adaptations scared/scarred me enough, thank you.
Readers . . . You can visit Mandy at her home on the web: http://mandyhubbard.com
And . . . PRADA AND PREJUDICE is officially on sale. You can buy it here: http://www.amazon.com/Prada-Prejudice-Mandy-Hubbard/dp/1595142606/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1228166029&sr=8-1
Mandy will be chatting with Sydney tomorrow at: http://www.mybignose.blogspot.com
Thank you so much for stopping by, Mandy!