If you haven't read Lauren's adult fiction (The Thin Pink Line) or YA ( Crazy Beautiful) or middle grade fiction (The Sisters Eight series), you should. Not only is Lauren, in her own words, the only woman in the world who has ever both hosted a book signing party and washed the windows of the late best-selling novelist Robert Ludlum, she is prolific and a damn good writer. I know, my teenaged son and I nearly came to blows trying to share Crazy Beautiful between us. Words to the wiser-than-me: buy multiple copies.
So. Back to blog business. Lauren, or LBL as I call her (because it's what I call my YA novel, Little Black Lies, and I'm pretty certain that's why LB married L in the first place -- to steal my acronymical thunder) is here to answer ONE question. Why not TWO questions, you might be wondering, because of the TWO new books. Well, don't. I wondered the same thing had my virtual hand snapped at, mainly because she knows I'm on to her with the whole acronym thing. More on the fabulous books below. First my ONE question:
"What is the best and worst writing advice you've ever received and why?"
You might have noticed I finagled TWO answers from of my ONE question. Yeah, I'm that good. Plus, I got the great LBL to say the word "bollocks" and that made me giggle.
THE SISTERS EIGHT BOOK 5: MARCIA'S MADNESS, the fifth in the series for young readers aged 6-10 that Lauren created with her novelist husband Greg Logsted and their 10-year-old daughter Jackie; pub date May 3, you can definitely pick it up on Amazon or your local bookstore.
THE EDUCATION OF BET, Lauren's next YA, set in Victorian England, due out July 12. Preorder on Amazon.