Monday, January 28

Winner announced

Today's lucky winner is: Jordi
Jordi, email me at and give me your address and what book you want shipped.

If you didn't win, come back every day this week for chances to win more stuff!

One lucky person who comments today will be chosen at random to win any one of my three books (Leaving Paradise, How to Ruin a Summer Vacation, or How to Ruin my Teenage Life) to be sent to you for FREE! Yes, all you have to do is comment on my post today. How easy is that?!? (I'll be doing the same giveaway on Thursday, so don't forget to come back!)

In celebration of my book Leaving Paradise, I'm going to have one of my characters answer some questions. I've chosen CALEB BECKER.

Wentworth Miller as CALEB BECKER
in Leaving Paradise

What is your favorite word? real
What is your least favorite word? lies

What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? spending time with the one person who I'm not afriad to be myself around: Maggie Armstrong
What turns you off? cherry flavored lip gloss
What is your favorite curse word? shit (that one word can sum up a lot)
What sound or noise do you love? the wind rustling leaves on a tree
What sound or noise do you hate? laughter (when it's making fun of someone else)
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? helping kids like me
What profession would you not like to do? warden for a juvenile detention center
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates ? "You're not as bad as you think you are, Caleb. In fact, you're one of the good ones."

Simone Elkeles
author of:

Leaving Paradise a Book Sense 2007 pick
How to Ruin a Summer Vacation #3 on Top Ten Teens list for YALSA
How to Ruin my Teenage Life a notable AJL book 2008


Anonymous said...

hmm I guess we wouldn't be a good match caleb because I love cherry lip gloss!!!

Leigh Brescia said...

Wow. Now I'm officially in love with a guy named Caleb Becker. He loves the sound of leaves rustling in the trees?

That is so freakin' sexy.

That's my comment for the day! :)

~Leigh Brescia~

Meredith said...

That is a very interesting interview. My favorite sound or noise is rain falling on the skylight in our office. It rarely happens (I live in Arizona) so when it does, I enjoy it thoroughly. I soooo want to win one of your books. I love How to Ruin a Summer Vacation!

Anonymous said...

I've been wanting to read "Leaving paradise" for a long time! That interview just made me want to read it more. (I wonder if it's on Amazon? lol) :]

Anonymous said...

Ooooh, Wentworth Miller. He's dreamy. I like this interview idea.

Barbie Jo Mahoney said...

LOVE the interview! I'm so totally interested in Caleb and what might be happening in "Leaving Paradise". Nice piece of eye candy to boot!.

Anonymous said...

I like rustling leaves, too, but my favorite sound is my Mom fixing breakfast in the morning. That gets me up and moving.

TJ Brown said...

Great Interview!

Emily Marshall said...

Cute interview! I agree with Kristen up there, I also like cherry lip gloss. Boo.

Melissa Walker said...

"not as bad as you think you are." that kind of breaks my heart. in a swoony way.

Anonymous said...

wentworth!! what a cutie!! please sign me up to get a copy of your book!!! thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Nice contest, and nice picture ;)

Gerb said...

Ooh. I love that picture of Wentworth Miller. Really captures the attitude this interview gives Caleb.


Alyson Noel said...

Oh, I think I'm in love! Throwing out collection of cherry flavored lip gloss . . .

Amanda Ashby said...

Wow, Caleb looks like Wentworth Miller and tells it straight - is it wrong for me to love him???

Anonymous said...

i agree cherry flavored lip stuff is gross actually anything artificially flavor like cherries is gross.

Anonymous said...

wentworth is a cutie. can i have him as well as a book?

Anonymous said...

Wow, you know how to get a girl's attention. Opening your bulletin with the words "free book" and ending with such a swoon-worthy interview. Sign me up!

Sara Hantz said...

Fabulous interview!!

Anonymous said...

one very intresting interview i like that

Anonymous said...

Oh, this is awesome! :0)
Books are love.

Shari Green said...

Great interview with Caleb. Now I want to get to know him.... I need to read your book! :)

Amber said...

I love the Caleb interview and I think Wentworth Miller of Prison Break yummyness would be perfect to play him. I've always pictured Caleb as a Wentworth Miller-type!

Please enter me in your very generous giveaway =) Thanks!

Simone Elkeles said...

If I had the ability to give Wentworth Miller away along with the book, I'm sorry to say that I'd keep Wentworth for myself. He is just too amazing for words.

Emily said...

Wooo! Wentworth Miller is seriously hot. Now, if he is the inspiration for your Caleb, nice choice! What a fun interview =)

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