I'm happy to welcome another new Girlfriend from the Girlfriend's Cyber Circuit, Laurie Faria Stolarz. Laurie's latest release, DEADLY LITTLE GAMES, is releasing this week from Disney/Hyperion Books for Children
Synopsis: High school juniors Camelia and Ben have discovered a powerful bond: they both possess the power of psychometry, the ability to see the future through touch. For Ben, the gift is a frightening liability. When he senses a strong threat or betrayal, he risks losing control. Camelia’s gift is more mysterious. When she works with clay, her hands sculpt messages her mind doesn’t yet comprehend. Before either one has a chance to fully grasp their abilities, a new danger surfaces, but this time, Camelia is not the target. Adam, a familiar face from Ben’s past, is drawn into a puzzle he can’t solve. . . and his life is on the line. As the clues pile up, Camelia must decide whether to help him and risk losing Ben or do nothing and suffer the consequences. But in these games,who can be trusted?
From DEADLY LITTLE GAMES:
With only a few minutes of class remaining, I close my eyes again, still picturing Adam’s mouth. I try to imagine what he would say if he knew what I was doing. Would he suspect that I was interested in him? Would he think it was weird that I remember so much detail about the moment that night inside his car? Would he tell Ben what I was up to? I take a deep breath and try my best to focus on the answers. But the only words that flash across my mind, the ones I can’t seem to shake, don’t even address the questions at all. “You deserve to die,” I whisper, suddenly realizing that I’ve said the words aloud.
Praise for the TOUCH series:
DEADLY LITTLE SECRET
Texas Tayshas List, 2010
Reluctant Reader Quick Pick Nominee, 2010, American Library Association
Teens@Random, Favorite Book of 2009
DEADLY LITTLE LIES
Reluctant Reader Quick Pick Nominee, 2011, American Library Association
Gold Star Award, TeensReadToo.com, 2009
Children’s Book Council’s 2010 Teen Choice Book of the Year Nominee
Author Bio: Laurie Faria Stolarz is the author of Deadly Little Secret, Deadly Little Lies, Deadly Little Games, Deadly Little Voices, Project 17, and Bleed, as well as the bestselling Blue is for Nightmares series, which has sold nearly 750,000 copies worldwide. Born and raised in Salem, Massachusetts, Stolarz attended Merrimack College and received an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College in Boston. For more information, please visit her Web site at www.lauriestolarz.com.
Interview with Laurie:
1. Tell me about your book in seven words or less.
Deadly Little Games is a suspenseful young adult novel, packed with drama, romance, and intrigue.
2. Other than your main character, who's a favorite character of yours in your novel and why?
My favorite character is Ben because he has so many dark secrets; because he’s a good person at heart, though he has the potential to do evil.
3. What's one piece of writing advice you would give to aspiring authors?
Never pay readers fees of any kind. Always do your homework regarding to whom you’re sending your work.
4. What did you write when you were a teen? Did you journal? Write poetry? Write overly literary or emotional stories? Or avoid writing altogether?
I loved writing stories as young person. They were usually psychological-thriller-ish.
5. What's the last book you read that you really loved?
Still Missing by Chevy Stevens.
If you'd like to pick up a copy of DEADLY LITTLE GAMES, you can find it on Amazon or at your local independent retailer.