Thursday, August 23, 2012

Beautiful Lies Blog Tour: Guest Post

Today the Beautiful Lies blog tour is making a stop at The Hollow Cupboards with a guest post from the author herself, Jessica Warman!

What inspires you to write novels with mystery elements? 

I write mysteries (or novels that contain mysteries) because I love them.  As a kid, I was obsessed with the book “The Westing Game” by Ellen Raskin.  (It’s amazing, if you haven’t read it.)  There’s the expression “write what you know,” but I’d also add “write what you love” to that sentiment.  Every so often, a well-meaning family member will ask me, “Why don’t you write a book about vampires?  Vampires are so hot right now!”  And I try to explain that I don’t have much interest in vampires – so, as a result, I don’t think I would be very good at writing about them.  If the story I’m working on doesn’t’ interest me, then how can I expect it to interest my readers?  If there’s no heart behind a novel, I think it definitely shines through onto the page.   

The reason I’ve dedicated my life to being a writer is because I love my work.  I’m not going to write something because I think it will sell a million copies, unless I really love the story.  My goals in life don’t include going through the motions or resting on my laurels.  I want to write the best books I possibly can, and in order to do so, I know I need to write the kind of book I’d want to read.  Hence, mysteries and thrillers.

Thanks for stopping by, Jessica!  It was a pleasure to take part in your blog tour.

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Jessica Warman is the author of Breathless, which received three starred reviews and was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and Where the Truth Lies. The idea for Between came from an incident in her childhood, when a local boy went missing after a party on a yacht (he was eventually found, alive).

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I'll be posting my review shortly, and trust me when I say that Beautiful Lies will knock you off your feet!  I was speechless; I'm still having trouble finding the right words to describe this thrilling book!

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