A Note:


I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles. And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Author Interview with Lucienne Diver

Don't forget to check out the Wolfy Chicks blog for today's research question!  You need all 16 correct answers in order to be entered in the grand prize giveaway.

Lucienne Diver is a literary agent by day, a writer and journeyman jeweler by night. She started writing in her teens because talking back to the voices in her head wasn't socially acceptable—and she already had enough to deal with being a drama and AP English geek.

Her credits include short stories and a romantic comedy written under the pseudonym Kit Daniels. With her young adult novel Vamped, she's taking off the mask and stepping into the full glare of ... indirect sunlight. Because as her heroine would tell you, anything else is hazardous to your health, especially once you've been Vamped.

Connect with Lucienne:
Website | Blog | Goodreads
| Twitter

Can you tell readers one unique thing about yourself?
I very nearly went to graduate school for forensic anthropology (think Dr. Brennan from Bones). See, I’ve always been fascinated with skulls and death. But I’m squeamish, so the death I deal with has to be long past…no wet stuff. Unfortunately, as I discovered, you don’t always get remains fully skeletonised. Then there’s the insect factor…. No, I’m way better off writing about the (un)dead than interacting with them on a daily basis.

What's life like as an agent and author?
Busy! I’m pretty sure I had a life at some point, but I can’t remember where I left it. Maybe buried under all the pages of revisions. I keep thinking that if I just get a little ahead, I can dig it out of the pile, but, of course, that never happens! I work pretty much twenty-four/seven. If I weren’t writing and agenting, I’d be making jewelry and agenting, which I’ve done, or acting and agenting, which I’ve also done, or…. You get the idea. I don’t know how to relax. Never have.

Do you ever feel that being an agent distracts you from writing?
No more than my writing distracts from my agenting. Actually, they both use two completely different parts of my brain. When I write, I have to wake up before my inner editor (usually about 6 a.m.). No one else in publishing is up at that hour…or if they are, they’re not verbal. Neither am I, for that matter. But my characters, they can talk through me, because I’m not awake enough to get in my own way, if that makes any sense. So, I write until the words stop flowing, go back to sleep, wake up, shower, have a couple cups of coffee and say hello to my inner agent. She’s generally up by that time, and the concerns of my client and the constraints of the schedule constantly running through my head (I’m such a classic Type A personality) don’t leave time for my author-self. That’s one of the many reasons I have an agent of my own to represent me during the day.

What is your favorite food?
Anything fattening. Pizza, probably, hands down. Or chocolate lava cake.

Is there one question you wish bloggers would ask you about but don't? What is it, and how would you answer?
Well, I wish people’d ask me things like, “How is it you’re so fabulous?” But, I think I’d actually have to be fabulous first, so…. Nope, I’m good.

Thanks for stopping by Lucienne!

Gina's Rules for Surviving Super Spy Club Training:

1. First, the dirt and sweat are just too horrible to contemplate.

2. Unless you enjoy cold showers, be the first one to the bathroom in the morning.

3. Cargo pants make you look hip-py.

4. Making out on missions, unless it's part of your cover, is totally grounds for extra push-ups.

5. When going goth, you've totally got to strike words like totally, awesome, and phat from your vocabulary.

6. Who's actually running the Super Spy Club, you ask? I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.

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1 comment:

  1. Fun post. Neat interview, and nice introduction. I love the answer to what Lucienne wishes bloggers would ask:)