Friday, February 5, 2010
Today we are joined by Brooks Sigler. She cracks me up, and I loved her Q&A! At the end of the Q&A you'll find info on a giveaway sponsored by Publishing Works!
-Tell us a bit about yourself.
When I was a wee lass, my nickname was "Big Boss." Not much has changed. I'm still trying to run the world. Bill Gates, the Kardashians, and God are not impressed.
Oh. And Brooks Sigler is only part of my legal name. There about forty other parts. I tried to simplify.
-Can you tell us a little about Five Finger Fiction?
We all have these addictions or compulsions we cannot necessarily shake. They may take new shapes, but they don't really leave us. The central character, Lila, is a kleptomaniac, and I was interested in exploring a lack of recovery and what that would look like.
- What was the hardest part of writing the book?
I second-guessed myself a great deal. Is this any good? Should I just forget it? To this day, I wonder if it is worth the paper on which it is printed.
- Where did you come up with your storyline? I loved it and found it to be so different from other books I've read!
Catholic school and a Catholic upbringing can be pretty inspirational. I think it was the knee socks I wore.
-I must know...LOL they say writers do best when they write what they know. Any truth to anything in the book?
The book is not autobiographical. As I tell everyone, I am not Irish, I am Irish-Italian.
- Do you have any upcoming work that we should be on the lookout for?
I'm working on a couple of things, but they are stalled right now. One of the projects is a sequel to Five Finger Fiction, but it is from the perspectives of Lucy, Lila's sister, and Lynette, Lila's mother. The other project is perhaps a little more literary; I'm about halfway through a manuscript of this.
-Last but not least, where can we find more of you? (facebook, twitter, websites, etc?)
I have a website, but it is not very sophisticated. It looks like I tackled my Mac with a crayon or something. I am on Twitter: @BrooksSigler, and I do have a fan page on Facebook.
You can Check out my review here http://thecajunbooklady.blogspot.com/2010/01/review-five-finger-fiction-by-brooks.html
Lila committed her first crime in the sixth grade. It started out with a simple ring clipped by this quintessential Catholic schoolgirl. From that defining moment when she began her collection, she was hooked. In Five Finger Fiction, Brooks Sigler draws us into her world of petty theft and juvenile rebellion as a way of dealing with her colorful, yet dysfunctional family, including her peeping tom father, and overbearing and clueless mother. What results is edgy and pushes the boundaries of adolescent delinquency.
So do you think you'd like to win this book? Well then leave a comment on the book or a question for Brooks along with your email if you would like a chance to win 1 of 5 copies!
Just in case you don't win well then find out here about the discount PW offers!
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