March 18th, 2010
It’s GCC time! This week, I’m delighted to bring you the awesome and wonderful…
Elizabeth Scott grew up in a town so small it didn’t even have a post office, though it did boast an impressive cattle population. She’s sold hardware and panty hose and had a memorable three-day stint in the dot-com industry, where she learned that she really didn’t want a career burning CDs. She lives just outside Washington, DC, with her husband; firmly believes you can never own too many books; and would love it if you visited her website, www.elizabethwrites.com.
The Unwritten Rule
Everyone knows the unwritten rule: You don’t like your best friend’s boyfriend.
Sarah has had a crush on Ryan for years. He’s easy to talk to, supersmart, and totally gets her. Lately it even seems like he’s paying extra attention to her. Everything would be perfect except for two things: Ryan is Brianna’s boyfriend, and Brianna is Sarah’s best friend.
Sarah forces herself to avoid Ryan and tries to convince herself not to like him. She feels so guilty for wanting him, and the last thing she wants is to hurt her best friend. But when she’s thrown together with Ryan one night, something happens. It’s wonderful…and awful.
Sarah is torn apart by guilt, but what she feels is nothing short of addiction, and she can’t stop herself from wanting more…
Up Close and Personal
1. PURSUING YOUR DREAMS: Everyone has the ability to be extraordinary, they just have to embrace what makes them unique and special and pursue their dreams with passion and confidence! Was being a published author a dream of yours? If so, how does it feel to have achieved your dream?
Being published was never a dream of mine–I actually didn’t start writing until I was 27 (!) and if wasn’t for my friends who nagged–er, I mean, gently suggested–that I try actually submitting things instead of just writing them and leaving them on my hard drive I’d still be… well, I’d still be doing just that!
Having said that, being published is pretty amazing–not just because you have books out there, but because of the best part of all–connecting with readers! I never even thought about that happening, but it is, hands down, the best part of being published.
2. CHANGING YOUR WORLD: Changing the world doesn’t have to mean finding a cure for cancer or creating lasting world peace (though it definitely can!). It just means finding a way that you can make the world a little better off for having lived here, whether it’s making a difference to one person or a million, to the earth, to animals… whatever is important to you. What is one way you would personally like to make the world a better place?
I would love if it people took the time to say something–anything!–to someone when they see/hear someone that seems to be in pain or trouble.
3. GRATITUDE: Gratitude is a huge part of the You 2.0 life. Taking a moment to count our blessings is the best way to remember what’s truly important (especially when life is hectic and crazy!). What are you grateful for?
My family, my friends, and all the amazing people who read my books!
4. SECRET SQUEE MOMENT: What is the coolest thing that’s happened to you since becoming a published author?
Hands down, hearing from readers! I still have the first note I ever got from someone about my first novel, Bloom, in fact.
5. ALL-TIME MOST MEMORABLE BOOK: What book had the greatest impact on you growing up?
I don’t know. I read a lot (A LOT) when I was growing up, but I do have a huge place in my heart for Judy Blume.
6. THE REAL DEAL: If you could go back in time and give your teen/tween self one piece of advice, what would it be?
Don’t take Math Analysis–take Typing instead! Yes, I know your mother swears you’ll need it, but you won’t and you won’t even remember the class when you’re in it. Plus, not learning to type–let’s just say when it comes time for you to write your first college paper and you realize write means type….ugh!
Thanks to Elizabeth for a terrific interview. Be sure to pick up your copy of The Unwritten Rule today!
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