Saturday, June 3, 2017

0 Lisa Greenwald, author of KALE, MY EX, AND OTHER THINGS TO TOSS IN A BLENDER, on writing in hotel lobbies

We are excited to be joined by Lisa Greenwald to discuss her latest novel, KALE, MY EX, AND OTHER THINGS TO TOSS IN A BLENDER.

Lisa, what's your writing ritual like? Do you listen to music? Work at home or at a coffee shop or the library, etc?

I actually love to write in hotel lobbies. I love the gentle music, the fabulous people watching, the free wifi. It's the perfect place for me. And I usually treat myself to a decadent hotel lunch.

What advice would you most like to pass along to other writers?

Keep writing! Read as much as you can. Try not to get discouraged or spend too much time on social media comparing yourself to other writers (easier said than done!)


What are you working on now?

I'm working on 12 BEFORE 13 (a follow up to my August release 11 BEFORE 12) and also a series of middle grade books that are written entirely in text messages, emails, letters to self, poems and class handouts.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Kale, My Ex, and Other Things to Toss in a Blender
by Lisa Greenwald
Hardcover
Random House Books for Young Readers
Released 5/30/2017

When Mia's summer starts with an epic breakup, she's sure the rest of the vacation will be miserable. But her best friend, Justine, would never let that happen. Their plan has two parts. One: use their summer job driving a snow cone truck to keep tabs on Mia's ex in person. Two: create a fake persona to connect with Mia's ex online.

Soon both plans have morphed into something so much bigger. Add some kale to a snow cone and they've got the hottest smoothie in town . . . and more money than they could have imagined. And when Mia's ex starts falling for the online girl, there s a revenge plot just waiting to be born. A guy who dumps a girl because he thinks her thighs are too thick deserves to have his heart broken by a fake girlfriend, right? All's fair in love and smoothies. . . .

Well-known for My Life in Pink & Green, Lisa Greenwald has written a hilarious and refreshing take on getting over a breakup. Readers who love contemporary romance with lots of laughs will down this novel in one gulp!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Image resultLisa Greenwald is the author of the Pink & Green series, Reel Life Starring Us, and Sweet Treats & Secret Crushes. She works in the library at the Birch Wathen Lenox School in Manhattan. She is a graduate of the New School’s MFA program in writing for children and lives in Manhattan. Visit her online at lisagreenwald.com. Follow her on Twitter at @lisagreenwald and on Instagram at @lisanngreenwald.

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Have you had a chance to read KALE, MY EX, AND OTHER THINGS TO TOSS IN A BLENDER yet? Do you like to treat yourself while writing? Where do you like to get inspiration for your stories? Share your thoughts about the interview in the comments!

Happy reading,

Emily, Jocelyn, Anisaa, Sam, Martina, Erin, Susan, Shelly, Kelly, Laura, and Lori Ann

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