Hello and welcome to the Mundie Girls Tours / Mundie Moms Blog Tours for Lisa Desrochers’s newest release, A LITTLE TOO MUCH! Lisa Desrochers’s new release is an adult title and will be featured on a variety of adult book review blogs through this week. Each stop on the tour will either feature a review of the book, host an author interview, excerpt from the book, and includes a giveaway!
By: Lisa Desrochers
Published by: William Morrow
Released on: November 12th, 2013
Read more about the book HERE
Buy the book from:iTunes
When did you begin writing?
I’m still sort of a newbie at this writing thing. My background is in medicine and, up until five years ago, the only thing of any length I’d written was my doctoral dissertation…which was sort of like ripping off toenails one by one. But then, out of nowhere, I got the bug to write a book, and now I’m addicted.
Have you ever been discouraged in regard to your writing ability and if so, how did you get past it and move forward?
I think every writer has moments of self-doubt. There are times I read someone else’s book and think I suck compared to that writer. But then I’ll see an interview where they say the same thing. The only way to get past that is to keep writing and focus in improving with each book.
What’s your favorite thing about writing?
I get to make stuff up. =) I also get to live vicariously through my characters. When I was writing A LITTLE TOO FAR, I got to hang out in Rome with Lexie, and with A LITTLE TOO MUCH, I got to explore the “undiscovered New York City” with Hilary. I always learn something new.
What is your writing style? Do you like to outline or just write as you go?
I never outline. All my books start with a character. They tell me their story and I take dictation as fast as I can. Now, after doing this for five years, I generally have some sense of where the story is going when I start. That wasn’t the case with my YA Personal Demons books. I wrote those as a reader, where events unfolded as I was writing them, and I was just as shocked at the twists as my readers are, because I totally didn’t see them coming.
Do you have a favorite spot where you like to write?
Not really. The fewer distractions the better, so I tend to write at home, but I don’t have an office or anything.
What is something you’ve written that will never see the light of day?
The very first book I ever wrote was a YA Dan Brown style thriller. I still think the plot is kind of kick-ass, but the writing isn’t great.
What is your writer food?
What’s the hardest thing about writing for you?
What inspires you to write?
How many books have you written and which is your favorite?
I have five published books, but I’ve written many more. I think I’ve written thirteen, maybe. The best book will ever write is a YA speculative, but I’m not sure it will ever find a publishing home.
What are some of your favorite books?
My favorite book of all time is Gayle Forman’s Where She Went. But I also love Kristin Cashore’s Graceling series and Meg Rosoff’s How I Live Now.
This or that. This
Sweet or Salty?
Naughty or nice?
Are you serious? bwahahahaaaa
Cats or dogs?
Vanilla or chocolate?
If you were deserted on an island, which author would you want to be stranded with?
John Green, because he would keep me laughing right up until we died of starvation.
isa Desrochers lives in northern California with her husband, two very busy daughters, and Shini the tarantula. If you’d told her five years ago she’d write a book, she’d have laughed in your face. As it turns out, she’d owe you an apology. Writing has become an addiction for Lisa and A Little Too Far, courtesy of HarperCollins, is her first novel for adults. She is also the author of the young adult Personal Demons trilogy from Macmillan. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, and she adores stories that take her to new places, and then take her by surprise.
Thank you to Lisa, we have an awesome giveaway fans following the tour will want to enter to win! Two winners will get six signed NA or YA books plus swag, and two winners will get a silver butterfly pendant and swag. (4 winners total) Signed books by Katy Evans, K.A. Tucker, J. Lynn, Cora Carmack, Victoria Scott, Jay Crownover, Sophie Jordan and Lisa, herself.
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