Saturday, October 10, 2009

Lauren Bjorkman is Here!

Hi Everyone!

I have another Debs post for you! The fabulous Lauren Bjorkman is here! Lauren is celebrating the release of her debut novel: My Invented Life.

First. . . .

About My Invented Life

Roz and Eva are sisters, close friends, and fierce rivals. Roz fantasizes about snagging the lead in the school play and sexy skate god Bryan as her boyfriend. Sadly a few obstacles stand between her and her dreams. For one, Eva is the more talented actress. And Bryan happens to be Eva’s boyfriend. But is Eva having a secret love affair with a girl? Enquiring minds need to know.

Roz prides herself on random acts of insanity. In one such act, she invents a girlfriend of her own to encourage Eva to open up. The plan backfires, and Roz finds herself neck deep in her invented life. When Roz meets a mercurial boy with a big problem, she begins to understand the complex feelings beneath the labels. And she gets a second chance to earn Eva’s trust.

My Invented Life is set in a small California high school during rehearsals for a Shakespeare comedy.

Then. . . .

About Lauren Bjorkman

Lauren Bjorkman grew up on a sailboat, sharing the forecastle with her sister and the sail bags. Against all odds, they are still friends. She enjoys making things up, chocolate in large quantities, and anything that makes her laugh. She lives in Taos, New Mexico with her husband, two sons, and a cat that plays fetch.
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?

Lauren: Impossible question alert--I suck at picking favorites. I loved writing the romantic scenes, but was totally wrapped up in the sister scenes, too. And using Shakespearean phrases. OK, if I have to pick ... the rehearsal scenes. They were a joy. Oh, wait, what about the scene in the peach orchard?

Me: (lol) 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?

Lauren: I'm sticking with contemporary, humorous, quasi (but not oh-so)-issue oriented YA for now. Considering a story set in the near future. I would love to write plays.

Me: Who is your writing hero and why?

Lauren: Sherman Alexie. He's an amazing slam poet, writes novels for adults, and then penned a mind-blowingly funny and moving YA.

Me: Awesome!

Readers . . . You can visit Lauren at her home on the web:

And . . . MY INVENTED LIFE is officially on sale. You can buy it here:

Lauren will be chatting with Stacey Jay tomorrow at:

Thank you so much for stopping by, Lauren!

1 comment:

J.E. MacLeod said...

HI Leigh. Can you send me your address for Fortune's Folly at
write4me AT