Author Interview – Lisa Burstein
Posted by What The Cat Read
As part of the PRETTY AMY Blog Tour, we’d like to welcome Lisa Burstein, author of the book Pretty Amy, to the blog today. Lisa has been kind enough to stop by to answer some questions that we felines have for her. Purrs and tail waves to you Lisa and we are pleased to have you. Murr!
According to your bio, you work in a tea shop. What’s it like and what would you say is your favorite type of tea?
Our human, Cameron, is a big fan of Earl Grey, though she’s always on the lookout for new flavors. She loves to have a cup whenever she sits down to read. If there was a way to easily get a hold of catnip tea, we’d take up drinking it ourselves! And speaking of reading, who were your favorite authors growing up? Favorite book?
We’ll admit, we’ve not read any of these, but we do own a few V.C. Andrews books. Looks like we have some catching up to do.=^-^= So, what attracted you to writing?
It might be weird sometimes, but what you write certainly is wonderful. Murr! And out of all the ideas that you had, what inspired you to write Pretty Amy?
What an experience to have! Our human’s senior year was not nearly as adventurous. Actually her’s was rather tame in comparison. May we also add that you did a wonderful job portraying some of what real teens go through in life as they grow up. Since the story idea came from an event in your life, we’re now curious…when you develop your characters, do you model them off of people in your life or do they sort of create themselves?
Interesting. Maybe someday you will create a character based on one of us! ~looks at Lisa with three sets of big kitty eyes~ Hey, a feline can dream, right? It could happen. Murr!
What do you hope readers will take away from reading Pretty Amy?
Powerful lessons to learn! Here’s hoping everyone who reads the book will find something they can relate too and take with them when they are done.
What can we expect next from you writing wise?
Now that should be an interesting read. Cassie is one of those characters who definitely deserves a chance to tell her side of things. It would also be nice to find out what happens to her after the events in the book. And since we’ve been talking about it the entire time, for those who have not yet read Pretty Amy, could you tell our readers a bit about it?
scared and alone and unsure, but with a desire to be heard, to be understood. This was all I wanted when I was in high school and I wanted to write a book that let teens know that other people have had that feeling. What I love about Amy is how real she feels, how she is able to encapsulate the exact feelings I struggled with when I was a teen, the feelings I know so many teenagers still struggle with today: the wish to be like someone else, to find that best friend who makes you complete, to fall in love for the very first time.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with us before we bring this interview to a close?
Thanks Lisa for visiting with us today here on What the Cat Read! We enjoyed spending time with you and look forward to having you visit us again sometime soon. Murr!
To see other blogs participating in this tour, please visit HERE! Also, please come back tomorrow for Sara’s review of the book. =^.^=
PRETTY AMY will be released May 2012 from Entangled Publishing
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