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October 22, 2013

Blog Tour: Pride and Prep School by Stephanie Wardrop – Interview and Giveaway

Thanks for stopping by for our Tour Stop for

Pride and Prep School (Snark and Circumstance #3)
by Stephanie Wardrop!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

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Georgia can’t figure out why the burden of a Y chromosome seems to make guys so hard to understand. First, there’s the handsome but slippery Jeremy Wrentham. After Georgia shared some pretty devastating kisses with him, she found her way home and he found her sister! 

And then there’s Michael Endicott, who never fails to let her know that her family’s quirkiness lies too far outside the pale for this preppie townie. But if he really feels that way, why is he in Georgia’s kitchen, asking her out? And why don’t boys come with instruction manuals?

add to goodreadsPride and Prep School (Snark and Circumstance #3)
by Stephanie Wardrop
Publication Date:  October 15, 2013
Publisher:  Swoon Romance

Chapter-by-Chapter-header---Interview

Top Favs with Stephanie Wardrop

Dream destinations: I have never seen a jungle or a rainforest, so Belize or Costa Rica are at the top of the list. I’ve also never seen a savannah, so the Serengeti plain would be a wonderful destination.  All of these places also have the benefit of really cool and unusual animals to observe. And I guess if I am thinking about places with really unique animals, I would have to add Australia to the list, because have you seen a quokka? They’ve been called the “world’s happiest animal”, which is someone I would liketo meet (and pack up in my suitcase when I come home). Quokka video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=178BWFbldCY

Musicians/bands/groups: As a seventies kid, I was pretty obsessed with the Rolling Stones and still have a kind of creepy crush on Keith Richards. That’s just some good songwriting right there, even if you ignore the flash and noise. “The sunshine bores the daylights out of me”? That’s just a great line.  The feminist part of me that is very uncomfortable with the Stones loves Aimee Mann, because she’s a great lyricist and kind of a cult figure. I fI were a rock star, I’d be Aimee Mann and get to sing, play guitar, and be on Portlandia. And REM still makes me very happy, even their ponderous kind of depressing songs.  You can call the lyrics nonsensical; I prefer “imagistic”. :)

Overcoming writers block: My problem is time to write, not being blocked from writing.  Though sometimes, when I finally get a chunk of time, I choke, because there’s so much pressure to finally do what I’ve been dying to do! My remedy? Go for a walk.  That gets you out of the house and moving and frees your head to wander as well.  I usually come back filled with ideas.  Second, I am in complete agreement with Vince Gilligan, creator of Breaking Bad, that iced tea is creativity juice. In fact, I need an iced tea lab in my basement, especially if I could wear a Hazmat while I do it. Third remedy: write something else.  This sounds counterproductive, but I like to have at least two projects to work on; when I hit a brick wall with one, I turn to the other project and nine times out of ten, I’m not very far into the new project when the solution to the problem that stymied me with project 1 suddenly reveals itself to me.

And when I’m really stuck and it makes me sad, I look up quokka videos on Youtube!

Chapter-by-Chapter-header---About-the-Author

Stephanie Wardrop

Stephanie Wardrop grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania where she started writing stories when she ran out of books to read. She’s always wanted to be a writer, except during the brief period of her childhood in which piracy seemed like the most enticing career option—and if she had known then that there actually were “girl” pirates way back when, things might have turned out very differently. She currently teaches writing and literature at Western New England University  and lives in a town not unlike the setting of Snark and Circumstance with her husband, two kids, and five cats. With a book out—finally—she might be hitting the high seas any day now.

Connect with the Author:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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Chapter-by-Chapter-header---Giveaway

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7 Comments

  1. Michelle Willms
    10/22/2013

    I really like the idea of writing something else as a remedy for writer’s block. It seems it would clear the mind because your mind would be completely void of thoughts about your original book as you worked another creation. I know when I focus on something else, the first item that was bothering me often tends to leap into my head, crisp and clear, with a freshness that can be startling. Thanks for the great interview. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the author a bit better; thanks also for the giveaway.
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  2. Crystal F
    10/22/2013

    LOL on the creepy crush on Keith Richards. I have always had a crush on Steven Tyler from Aerosmith. Half of the people tell me I’m crazy and the other half understand. Something about those rock ‘n roll men :)
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  3. Sophia Rose
    10/22/2013

    These books sound wonderful. Thanks for the intro to the author and her series.

    Thanks for the giveaway too.

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  4. dimka
    10/23/2013

    sounds fun :) thanks 4 giveaway :)

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  5. Meghan Stith
    10/23/2013

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. Sarah Negovetich
    10/23/2013

    Great interview, Stephanie. I couldn’t be happier to “finally” see all these books out there. :)

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  7. Carolin
    10/24/2013

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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