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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sensational 7 Q & A with Lisa Schroeder (Author of The Day Before)!

Have you ever wanted to know what it would be like to hang out with your favorite author(s)? In an attempt to get a better understanding of authors, my Sensational Seven Q & A takes a closer or more personal look at these authors to give you a glimpse of the personalities behind the writing of your favorite books.

“Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book; a personality which, by birth and quality, is pledged to the doctrines there set forth, and which exists to see and state things so, and not otherwise.” By Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lisa Schroeder is the author of IT'S RAINING CUPCAKES and upcoming SPRINKLES AND SECRETS (Aladdin, Fall 2011). She is also the author of YA novels I HEART YOU, YOU HAUNT ME (1/08), FAR FROM YOU (12/08), CHASING BROOKLYN (1/10) and THE DAY BEFORE (6/11), all with Simon Pulse. She lives in Beaverton, Oregon. Find out more about Lisa and her books at

THE DAY BEFORE is in stores now!
If you were given a chance to travel back in time, what year or place would you go / Why?
Wow, this is hard. What a great question. Probably back to the late 30s or early 40s, so I could know my grandparents as a young married couple with children, and see my mom as a child. I'd love to get to know my great grandparents too from back then. That time in history interests me too, coming off the war and rebuilding and all of that.

Describe your novel in seven words or less?
Teen version of the movie BEFORE SUNRISE
Please share with us about your favorite book and fictional crush to date?
I'm going to go with Blake in FLASH BURNOUT by my dear friend L.K. Madigan.

If you could be any character in fiction, whom would you be / Why?
Piglet. I'd love to live in the Hundred Acre Wood and be best friends
with Winnie the Pooh. What? I love Winnie the Pooh!

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play thelead role as you/ Why?
Kate Hudson. I've always thought she was so cute and seems like such a fun person. ALMOST FAMOUS is one of my favorite movies and she was SO good in that movie!
If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be – please explain?
The Woman Obsessed with Friday Night Lights

The show is coming to an end soon and I'm so distraught over it. I feel like the characters are all my friends and I'm going to miss them so much! So someone could write a biography about me and we'd just sit and talk about the show the whole time, and it'd be awesome.

How would you describe yourself/life in seven words?
Living my best life every day

Thanks for stopping by Lisa!

For more information about Lisa Schroeder and her books, please visit her website here.


  1. LOVE her biography title... LOL

  2. Aww haha I love her answer for the first question! If I could go back in time, I would want to see my mom as a kid too. That would be awesome

  3. My mother always says that Kate Hudson would play her too, Almost Famous is one of my favorite movies too.

  4. Almost Famous is a fabulous movie!

  5. I love Winnie the Pooh! I actually own the original book, my aunt used to read it to me when I was little. Plus they are making a new Winnie the Pooh movie! So excited!

  6. I love Kate Hudson! She is my favorite actress! I also love the way you described your life!

  7. I love how Schroeder wants to be Piglet. I also want to be best friends with Winnie the Pooh. He was my favorite cartoon character when I was a little girl!!


  8. I love this author if only for Winnie of the Pooh!!! Sounds like a really cool author :)

  9. I love Kate Hudson too thanks for sharing! Look forward too reading this book!

  10. I love Kate Hudson!! Lol, good biography title ^^

  11. I definitively want to read FLASH BURNOUT now.

  12. That would be cool to go back and see your grandparents and parents as younger versions! I would do, especially since my grandparents and parents would be growing up in China!


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