Laurie Stolarz has stopped by to talk about her latest book, DEADLY LITTLE GAMES.
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?
KRISTINA: In my book, THE ESPRESSOLOGIST, Jane, a coffee barista, matchmakes people based on their favorite coffee drinks. What’s your favorite coffee drink? (If you don’t like coffee, tell me what your favorite drink in general is. But I am sorry, you’ll never find love. Kidding!)
LAURIE: I love with just a sprinkle of cinnamon on the top. That’s it. Nothing else.
KRISTINA: I am always curious about when and where writers write. Can you tell me about your schedule and your favorite place to work?
LAURIE: I write wherever and whenever I can. I have a toddler who goes to preschool three mornings per week, so I use that time. I also write in the car, waiting to pick up my grade-schooler, at coffee shops when I can get a sitter, and at night.
KRISTINA: If your book was made into a movie, who would star as your main character?
LAURIE: Blake Lively. That’s who I pictured as my MC when I was first starting the series.
KRISTINA: When did you know that you wanted to be a writer?
LAURIE: Since before I could even write, creating stories and plotlines for my dolls and having them act out plays. Then, when I actually could write, I’d write out the scripts and make edits and adjustments I went along.
KRISTINA: What is your most favorite (or, weirdest, craziest, funniest, most touching etc.) comment you’ve received from a fan?
LAURIE: At one of the places I visited to speak, an all-girls residential facility, a girl cried simply because I showed up, because she never thought it would happen – that someone would want to spend time with them. It was very touching.
KRISTINA: Are you on twitter? Where can we follow you?
LAURIE: Yes: http://twitter.com/lauriestolarz
KRISTINA: What are you working on now?
LAURIE: I’m currently working on Deadly Little Voices, the fourth book in the Touch series.
About the Author:
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.
TOUCH SERIES CONTEST
From the author: “In celebration of the release of DEADLY LITTLE GAMES, I’ve launched a very exciting contest. You will need to read a copy of DEADLY LITTLE GAMES to enter. Prizes include having a minor character in DEADLY LITTLE VOICES, the fourth book in the TOUCH series, named after him or her, or a phone call from me. OFFICIAL RULES for this contest are on my website, under NEWS. ALL ENTRANTS MUST SIGN A RELEASE FORM, DOWNLOADABLE FROM WWW.LAURIESTOLARZ.COM/NEWS.html. Sign up for my e-Newsletter for updates on contest, book, and appearance info: http://www.lauriestolarz.com/newsletter.html.”