Lauren Bjorkman is here!! And she comes with her debut novel, MY INVENTED LIFE which just came out this September.
Want a preview of My Invented Life? Read on.
Roz and Eva are sisters, close friends, and fierce rivals. Roz fantasizes about snagging the lead in the school play and sexy skate god Bryan as her boyfriend. Sadly a few obstacles stand between her and her dreams. For one, Eva is the more talented actress. And Bryan happens to be Eva’s boyfriend. But is Eva having a secret love affair with a girl? Enquiring minds need to know.
Roz prides herself on random acts of insanity. In one such act, she invents a girlfriend of her own to encourage Eva to open up. The plan backfires, and Roz finds herself neck deep in her invented life. When Roz meets a mercurial boy with a big problem, she begins to understand the complex feelings beneath the labels. And she gets a second chance to earn Eva’s trust.
My Invented Life is set in a small California high school during rehearsals for a Shakespeare comedy.
Here’s a quick look at who Lauren Bjorkman really is.
Lauren Bjorkman grew up on a sailboat, sharing the forecastle with her sister and the sail bags. Against all odds, they are still friends. She enjoys making things up, chocolate in large quantities, and anything that makes her laugh. She lives in Taos, New Mexico with her husband, two sons, and a cat that plays fetch.
While Lauren was here she answered some questions that give a little more “insider” information about her.
Of all your favorite books, which one do you wish you had written?
I’ve been asked this before. The answer keeps changing based on my mood. This week, I’ll say Crank by Ellen Hopkins because I’ll never write a novel in verse, and she does it so beautifully.
What fictional character do you wish you could be?
Doesn’t this scenario sounds fun: sailing through the air on a soft orange peach, snacking on scoops of juicy fruit, while arguing with a witty giant centipede? I’ll go with James, from James and the Giant Peach.
After chocolate what do you eat to make the writer-block pain go away?
Popcorn, maybe. Noisy chewing has a way of relieving my stress levels. It totally bugs my husband, though. So I have to do it in private. Which allows me to go off by myself and escape into a good book at the same time.