Sunday, August 26, 2012

Blog Tour: Interview with Jennifer Laurens + Giveaway

PC: First, I want to thank you for being a guest here on Paper Cuts! I love your writing and think your an awesome author! JL: Thank you :)

PC: How did you come up with the idea for Grace Doll?

JL: Years ago I worked in the motion picture industry. I was a stand in for "Julie" on The Love Boat and for other stars on shows like Dallas, Dynasty, in movies and in commercials. I met lots of interesting people there--one was a makeup artist who I became friends with. He had a son who worked with me, and along with all of the other fascinating facts about filming, behind the scene politics and the personalities of famous people and the people who 'made' them, the idea for Grace Doll was born.

PC: What did you find challenging when you were writing Grace Doll? The easiest part?
JL: The most challenging part was Grace's character. She's a person who's lived a loooooong time but she's still a teenager. Very difficult to create the nuances of a wise person and yet keep them cloistered in the body of a teenager. The easiest part was choosing my aunt's name: Grace Doll for my main character.

PC: What was the most interesting thing you had to research?
JL:The aspect of eternal youth. A neighbor happens to be a brilliant scientist / doctor in that field and he shared his findings on the subject to help with reasonable credibility.

PC: Is Grace Doll going to be apart of a series? Or a stand alone?
JL: At this point, stand alone. It depends on the feedback I get -- personally, I'd love to see more of Grace's life after Solomon discovers her.
PC: How did you discover your passion for writing?
JL: I wrote when I was in elementary school and then as a teenager. always loved reading and writing.
PC: 5 reasons to read Grace Doll?
  • There's no other book out there like it. 
  • It's a peek at the studio system that was prevalent in the Golden Age of Hollywood. 
  • The characters are complex. 
  • The story takes place over a few days.
PC: 5 of your favorite quotes from Grace Doll?
  • They wait for me, the crowd, like savages awaiting a sacrifice.
  • The rasp in his voice rolls into the room like a mystical carpet, inviting and dangerous. 
  • The area is mature, gorged with trees and year-round flowering shrubs fleshing out the affluent area like an aging actress clinging to beauty.
  • A parched desert dares to bloom.
  • My tone is his Grace's tone: milky seduction with enough little girl lost to urge his lust.
  • "Sizzle, darling, sizzle."

PC: Any upcoming projects you would like to share?
JL: I'm taking a break.

Chocolate or Vanialla? always chocolate.

M&M's or Skittles? M&Ms

Ebook, Paperback, or Hardback? ebook!

Theater or at home? BOTH!

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  1. Thanks so much for participating in the tour!

  2. No, I wouldn't choose it. I'd hate to be around to watch my family and friends die over and over again.

  3. Hi!
    I just came across your site and it is really lovely! I happily followed you and will enjoy reading your updates. You can find me over at Rainy Day Reads, It would be great if you could stop by and I would love to have a fellow book lover as a new follower.
    Christine x
    Rainy Day Reads

  4. If I could bring my family(well some of them) I would love to have Immortality. Thx for giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  5. I would choose it if my husband could be immortal also

  6. I would chose Immortality I think it would be fun to live forever. But i would need someone special to spend my Immortality with or it would be very lonely.

  7. Thanks for participating in the blog and the great questions!

  8. No i wouldn't choose immortality

  9. Honestly, NO CLUE! It's a hard choice and it would depend a lot on the circumstances of immortality! Thanks for the spotlight and giveaway!

  10. If its with the person I love YES

  11. Awesome interview :) Love the fact that Jen did so much research!

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  12. i would choose immortality with the persons i love like my family :)

    thx 4 the giveaway..


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