May 27th, 2011

The Girlfriends' Cyber Circuit presents Elizabeth Scott!

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Abby accepted that she can't measure up to her beautiful, magnetic sister Tess a long time ago, and knows exactly what she is: Second best. Invisible.

Until the accident.

Now Tess is in a coma, and Abby's life is on hold. It may have been hard living with Tess, but it's nothing compared to living without her.

She's got a plan to bring Tess back though, involving the gorgeous and mysterious Eli, but then Abby learns something about Tess, something that was always there, but that she'd never seen.

Abby is about to find out that truth isn't always what you think it is, and that life holds more than she ever thought it could...

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

Elizabeth: A group of bloggers decided to celebrate the release of Between Here
and Forever by dedicating an entire week to my books, with the last
day being the "official" release date of Between Here and Forever--I
was--and still--am--so amazed by this!
Elizabeth Scott Book Week

Jenn: My July release, Love Story, is set in a creative-writing class. Did you ever take a class like that, and what was your experience?

Elizabeth: I've never taken a creative writing class--in fact, I ran the other way any time there was a mention of "creative writing" in any class! I
totally fell into writing by accident.

Jenn: My heroine longs to be a novelist. Was your journey to publication
filled with longing? Quick and easy? How did you make it?

Elizabeth: My journey to publication was a very, very lucky one. I wrote for five years before friends in my writing group talked me into writing a
query letter for my first novel, Bloom. I then promptly saved it and
left it to rot on my hard drive.

Fast forward a few months, and I'm reading an agent's blog and the
agent is talking about e-mail queries. I think, "Perfect! I'll email
the query in, get rejected and boom! I'll have tried, so no one can
(lovingly) nag me about it."

Twenty-four hours later, I had my first agent. Three months after
that, I sold two novels, Stealing Heaven and Love You Hate You Miss
, to an editor I met during a critique session at an SCBWI
conference, and three months after that, Bloom sold to Simon Pulse.

It was crazy, and I still can't believe how lucky I am. I wake up
everyday grateful for the chances I've been given!

Jenn: In one of my creative-writing classes, I was taught never to write
about writing. Oh well. Were you taught this too? Are there other
writing rules you were taught that you still remember and either
follow or throw out the window?

Elizabeth: I was never taught any writing rules--I learned as I wrote!

Jenn: What good books have you read lately?

Elizabeth: You can check out books I've read and loved on Goodreads:

Jenn: What’s next for you?

Elizabeth: My next book, As I Wake, will be out on September 15th and it's about Ava, who is welcomed home from the hospital by a doting mother, lively friends, and a crush finally beginning to show interest. There's only
one problem: Ava can't remember any of them--and can't shake the eerie
feeling that she's not who they say she is.

Ava struggles to break through her amnesiac haze as she goes through
the motions of high-school life, but the memories that surface take
place in a very different world, where Ava and familiar-faced friends
are under constant scrutiny and no one can be trusted. Ava doesn't
know what to make of these visions, or of the boy who is at the center
of them all, until he reappears in her life and offers answers . . .
but only in exchange for her trust.
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