January 14th, 2011

The Girlfriends' Cyber Circuit presents Laurie Faria Stolarz!

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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?

Jenn: What’s your favorite gizmo advertising your book?

Laurie: I love book trailers. Check out these for the Touch series:



Jenn: Where is this book set, and what does the setting mean to you?

Laurie: It’s set in a small fictitious town in rural Massachusetts.

Jenn: My May 2010 release, Endless Summer, is the sequel to The Boys Next Door, and it’s the first sequel I’ve written. How do you feel about sequels and series versus stand-alone novels as a writer, and as a reader?

Laurie: I love series, which is why I write them. I love the idea of growing a character over the course of several books, seeing how they develop and change in response to what’s happened and what they learn.

Jenn: What good books have you read lately?

Laurie: I just read Still Missing by Chevy Stevens. I’m currently reading I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman.

Jenn: When readers tell you they’ve read and loved all your books and they want recommendations for similar books to read now, what do you say?

Laurie: It depends. I ask them what they specifically liked about my book – the supernatural angle, the suspense, the romance, the drama, the fact that my main character might practice folk magic or pottery – and then I make a recommendation.

Jenn: What’s next for you?

Laurie: I’m currently working on Deadly Little Voices, the fourth book in the Touch series.

Keep up with the latest on Laurie's books at her website, lauriestolarz.com!