Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Character and Author Interview + Contest: Eileen Cook
Note from Eileen: There is a reason Helen wants revenge on Lauren. She’s not the easiest person to get along with.
Describe yourself in 4 words.
Lauren: I’m not the kind of person who is easily summed up in four words, I would have to go with fabulous, determined, talented and beautiful. It’s not easy being me, other people can get envious.
Eileen: Funny, creative, goofy, kind.
If you were lost like Nemo, what would be your biggest obstacle in getting home?
Lauren: I wouldn’t be lost. I’d simply pull out my dad’s platinum Amex card and arrange for first class ticket home.
Eileen: I have zero ability to read a map or follow directions, so I could get lost in my own house. If I were Nemo my biggest obstacle would be keeping focused on going home. I’m easily distracted, so I would want to meet everyone and see all sorts of things instead of remembering that I was supposed to be going somewhere.
What type of puppy would you describe yourself as?
Lauren: I have no idea why I would ever compare myself to a dog. Now, I can imagine describing myself as a member of the royal family if I had married William I would have picked a dress with a bit more bling than Kate Middleton and I never would let my sister where something that looked that good on my special day. Okay, if I had to be a dog, I would be a Pomeranian, with one of those cute pink polka dotted bows in my hair.
Eileen: I would be a terrier- very determined, love shoes (although unlike my dogs who chew on them, I would only fondle them with love), energetic- but also the kind to like a lazy nap in a patch of sunshine.
What's your biggest guilty pleasure?
Lauren: Pleasure should never be guilty. I keep a vigilant watch on my weight so eating something other than salad (no dressing) is a treat.
Eileen: I absolutely LOVE getting a book I’ve been waiting to read rushing home and flopping on the sofa with my dogs and a cookie and reading for the whole afternoon.
What god/goddess would be your nemesis?
Lauren: Is there a goddess for unpopular people? She would be against me for sure. It’s strictly envy.
Eileen: Always keep the gods and goddesses on your good side is a motto of mine. People who can smite you and chase you with lightening shouldn’t be made angry.
Boxers or Briefs?
Lauren: Designer silk boxers.
Eileen: I’m more of a bikini panty girl myself, but on guys I like those hybrid brief/boxers where it is like a brief, but longer.
Who was your first crush?
Lauren: Don’t tell anyone, but I have a bit of a crush on Christopher. I know he’s not my typical type (wildly popular), but I think he’s amazing.
Eileen: I liked my neighbor Scotty when I was growing up, but then he cut all the hair off my Barbie doll. After that I decided I hated him.
Make sure you guys all check out Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood, already out, along with Eileen's other great titles!
But now for your chance to win a copy of her MG, Fourth Grade Fairy, just fill out THIS form. Contest is International, and ends July 13.
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