Friday, February 5, 2010

Q&A/ Giveaway with Brooks Sigler author of Five Finger Fiction!

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

Book Summary:

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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  1. I loved the interview!! The book sounds like an absolute hoot!! I'd love to win it..

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  2. I think Catholic education inspired a lot of books/movies.


  3. I'd love to read this! Please enter me in.


  4. Wonderful interview! I love the unique story premise! I've yet to read a book with a kleptomaniac character, I would love for this to be my first. Please count me in! :D

    As for my question, what was your favorite part to write in your book? Were there any particular parts you struggled with?

    Anna ♥

  5. awesome contest the interview was awesome made me laugh she really is funny i never heard of herbefore now tho would love to read this book deff count me in

    im a follower and such

  6. madwoman-doing-cartwheelsFebruary 7, 2010 at 7:30 AM

    I'd love to read this book because I once was a Catholic schoolgirl although I didn't steal anything. I follow you as Rose Red.

    bookcat1010 at gmail dot com

  7. I'd love to win this one; it sounds like something we'd all be able to read and relieve stress.

    skirkland at triad dot rr dot com


  8. I'd love to read this


    Please enter me in the giveaway.

    What was your inspiration for writing this book? What made you want to tackle this subject?

  10. This book sounds great for a teenager! I'd love to enter! Thanks!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com!

  11. Please enter me for this one...thank you!

    anjamie4 AT gmail dot com

  12. The book sounds very funny, should be a fun read. The underlying subject is serious, so there seem to be a couple of levels to this book.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

  13. Great interview!!This book sounds wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway. augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

  14. This sounds like a great book. Please count me in.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  15. What a great interview! This book sounds like me and my daughter would both enjoy it.

    heidivargas [at] live dot com

  16. I would like a chance, thank you!
    mstlee2000 @

  17. If this book was made into a movie, who would you want to play the main character? I want o win this for my niece. I think would love it! Thanks! jacquecurl1(at)gmail(dot)com

  18. I would love to win this one. It was a great interview.

  19. Congrats to the winners! Remember, you can buy this book for 20% off at with the coupon code BLOG

    Keep reading! --Riane