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 :)


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Crossroads 2011: Lucienne Diver

Each day of The Crossroads Blog Tour, a new research question will be revealed on The Crossroad Blog Tour main page: http://judithgraves.com/events/the-crossroads-tour/crossroads-2011/ and each day the answer to that question will be found within one of the different blog posts by Crossroads Tour authors. Your job is to get the question, read the blog posts, and collect all answers by the end of the tour, on Halloween. 

Answers are to be emailed to bridgesocialmedia@gmail.com by October 31st at MIDNIGHT. Winner of the grand prize will be announced on November 1st, the DAY OF THE DEAD.

Follow the tour on Twitter: @TheCrossroadsBT

And Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Crossroads-Blog-Tour/218310244897337

BRIDGE Social Media: http://www.bridgesocialmedia.com is holding a special promotion for public libraries. Libraries that actively promote the Crossroads tour (post a link on their website, mention it in their newsletters, etc) can email us proof of their promotional activities by midnight on OCTOBER 31st to be entered in a draw to win a FREE SKYPE AUTHOR VISIT FOR THEIR LIBRARIES – WITH BEST-SELLING YA AUTHOR, RACHEL VINCENT.

Tori: Do you have a pre-writing ritual?
Lucienne: Not really. I write first thing in the morning, before my inner-editor wakes up and censors me. It’s the time I’m most able to get out of my own way and hear the voices of my characters. I wake up, grab coffee and something to eat and shun everything else. Otherwise, I’d get caught up in a show or e-mail or whatever. Then I grab a notebook and a pen and sit somewhere quiet and comfy to write.

Tori: What does your heroine do in her free time? 
Lucienne: Shop! Or snog with her really hot honey.

Tori: What is your favorite book? 
Lucienne: Wow, that’s a tough one. So many! Among them:

Fiction: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare, the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series. I could go on all day!

Non-fiction: Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach, Devil in the White City by Eric Larson.

Tori: What is your heroine’s favorite song?
Lucienne: Anything by her favorite singer, Su Surrus. I made her up, but think a gothed-up version of Pink. For example, take these lyrics from her fictional hit Long Gone Dead (from Revamped): 

Your eyes are like a knife
Stabbing daggers, end my life
But I won't come home to you
Best believe I have a clue. 

Okay, so maybe I shouldn’t give up my day job to become a lyricist <g>.

You can connect with Lucienne via:
{Website} {Blog} {Twitter} {Goodreads}

Check out the other author who has stopped by Book Faery today! 


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