Sunday, September 18, 2011
Author Interview + Comment for Donations: Trish Doller
She's donated to our troops in the past, and this book is about a nineteen year old Marine coming back after deployment in Afghanistan. So what better way to celebrate her upcoming release than to raise a little more money?
Yep. You got it. Trish and I are going to donate $1 per comment, up to a grand total of $100, to the Wounded Warrior Project. So let's get on with the interview, so you guys can get to commenting!
Describe yourself and Travis in 5 words each.
Me: smart, slacker, bookworm, dreamer, lead-foot.
Travis: athletic, strong, freckled, hot, Marine
What is one thing you can tell us about Travis now?
Travis’s birthday is June 10, which makes him a Gemini. He, however, doesn’t care about astrology. He’s also very messed up.
If The New Normal was made into a movie, what would its tagline be?
How do you find normal, when everything has changed?
You meet Travis in person for a day. What do you two do?
We’d go to the gun range, then maybe have a few beers on Fort Myers Beach.
In the research for Something Like Normal, what has been the most shocking thing you've learned? What about what warmed you the most?
I learned that in some places in Afghanistan a dog has more value than a woman, which is pretty horrifying.
What warmed me the most is how generous and friendly Marines can be. The guys I’ve met while writing SOMETHING LIKE NORMAL are some of the best people I know.
You're locked in horror movie with your characters! What do you do, and does anyone die?
Dude, Travis is a Marine. No one is dying but the bad guy. As for me? I’m standing behind Travis.
If you were a demigod, what god/goddess would be your parent?
Athena. She’s the goddess of all the best things, like wisdom and justice and the arts.
You're stranded on an island by yourself. What one piece of sports equipment would you want to have with you?
A kayak. (Of course, then I wouldn’t be stranded anymore, huh?) But if that doesn’t count, I’d want a fishing pole.
What are your top three YA book recommendations at this time? What would Travis recommend?
Brooklyn, Burning by Steve Brezenoff
Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
Things A Brother Knows by Dana Reinhard
What kind of cake/confection would you describe yourself as?
Carrot cake, because it’s filled with all kinds of tasty bits.
Thank you, Trish, for answering my random questions and agreeing to donate with me! If you guys want more from Trish, or to find out more about Something Like Normal, you can check out her website! Also be sure you add this book to Goodreads, because you know you want it!
So you guys heard it! For every (meaningful) comment we get, Trish and I are going to donate $1 (up to a grand total of $100). This is a seriously awesome place our money is going to over at Wounded Warrior Project, so get to comment and spread the word. We want to hit that 100!
But that isn't all, because we want to say thanks to you guys for helping us with our goal... so with that, one lucky commenter will win a set of Travis quote cards, courtesy of Trish!
Commenting for both donations and to be entered to win the quotes cards ends next Sunday, September 25.
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