Hi! Today we’re celebrating Carmella Van Vleet’s release, ELIZA BING IS (NOT) A BIG, FAT QUITTER!
Before we start — why are they called Thrice interviews? The original titles for the Cahill Witch Chronicles were THRICE BLESSED, THRICE CURSED, and THRICE FATED. I have a tattoo with the word thrice, which is partly to remind me how joyful writing that first book was, back when it was just mine, and partly because I like threes. Cate Cahill is the oldest of three sisters, as am I. My birthday is May 3; my anniversary is Sept 30. So there’s a natural theme to these interview questions…
They say: In this uplifting novel about determination and the rewards of hard work, a preteen girl struggling with ADHD must stick with a summer taekwondo class to prove that she s dedicated enough to pursue her true passion: cake decorating.
I say: Ooh, cake decorating! This sounds fun!
Now for our interview with Carmella:
1. Describe your main character in 3 adjectives + a noun.
Kind, distracted, quirky girl
2. Describe your book in 3 adjectives + a noun.
Funny, heartbreaking, taekwondo-y MG!
3. Describe yourself in 3 adjectives + a noun.
Persistent, talkative, passionate writer
4. If you could travel to any 3 countries, what would they be?
Italy, Egypt, Australia
5. If you could take any 3 non-writing-related classes, what would they be?
Sign language, ice skating, basket weaving (no, for real!)
6. If you could have any 3 alternate careers, what would they be?
Teacher, artist, teen counselor
7. What are your 3 favorite flowers?
Daisy, sunflower, crocus
8. What are your 3 favorite foods?
Potato chips, chocolate, pizza
9. What are your 3 favorite books?
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, FROM THE MIXED-UP FILES OF MRS. BASIIL E. FRANKENWIELER, SAVVY
Thanks for stopping by, Carmella!
You can find out more about Carmella and ELIZA BING at her website.
Carmella is generously giving away one signed copy of ELIZA BING IS (NOT) A BIG, FAT QUITTER to one reader in the US or Canada. Contest is open through next Thursday, February 27 at midnight. Please fill out the Rafflecopter to enter.