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Tell us about your current book in 10 words.
An old woman dies and awakens in a teen’s body.
2 What are you reading right now?
I’m in the midst of editing two of my stories for publication right now (Worst Week Ever and Ghost Lover) so I’ve no time to read. However, on the top of my TBR pile is Wool. By Hugh Howey. It’s a postapocalptic thriller. Hugh’s enjoying the success we all dream about, going from an inde-published book to a best seller, a 6 figure print deal with Simon & Schuster, retention of his ebook rights, International success, and he’s sold the film rights to Alien producer Ridley Scott. Since I have a whole unpublished postapocalptic series, I want to read his book to see if his voice his similar or very different than mine.
3 E-Reader or print? and why?
I prefer the e-reader because it remembers where I left off, I can carry all my books with me so I can choose a book to match my mood, and I can increase the size of the print if my eyes get tired. What I don’t like about the ereader is sometimes when I push the page forward it moves it two forward.
4 One book at a time or multiples?
Pre-ereader, I always read one at a time. However, the ereader makes it so easy to remember where I left off, that I admit, I’ve begun reading by my mood. So I have 3 going right now.
5 Dog-ear or bookmark? (don't worry—Librarian Judith won't hold it against you—much)
I would never, ever, dog-ear a real book, not even a paperback. I consider that a criminal offense up there with laying the book open, face down so the back breaks. I will use a bookmark, a receipt, a post it, a flattened gum wrapper (clean), even lint from my pocket before damaging the book.
6 When do you do most of your reading?
When I’m waiting in line for something, riding the train, or exercising in the basement. However once spring shows up, I’ll wander outside with a book and spend hours in my garden. I’ll claim to be gardening, but gardening is back breaking work requiring a great deal of resting.
7 Do you loan your books?
No. If a friend doesn’t return my book within a month I get antsy. If they actually lose it or keep it forever, I get resentful. I don’t like being upset with my friends, so I stopped loaning books. If it’s really good, I’ll encourage them to buy a copy to support the author.
How do you keep your books organized?
My favorite books I organize by genre and alphabetically by author name. That way, when the mood strikes me, I re-read the entire series by a favorite author. And every time I reread a book, I find something new to like.
9 What would make you not finish a book?
I like a book that moves along quickly and lacks predictability. If I can tell where it is going and it’s dragging it’s ass by describing a garden in excruciating detail, I’ll start skimming. However, if I have to skim ten pages to return to the plot, I might stop.
Honestly, it’s been awhile since I’ve read a coma-inducing book. The last one, and I did give up on it, was when I stayed with a friend and tried a ‘high brow literary’ book from his shelves. I must have gone through six books before I gave up and declared his library unreadable. That’s why I always bring an ereader now when I visit friends.
Keep books or give them away?
Thanks for stopping by and chatting with us about books!
WONDER WHAT THE BOOK IS ABOUT?
Eighty-year-old Cass wakes up in the body of a troubled seventeen-year-old girl named Casey, which all believe has survived a suicide attempt. Cass intends to turn the girl’s life around, only it’s harder than she expects. All Casey’s troubles have now become Cass’s and someone wants her dead.
WANT TO MEET THE AUTHOR?
I live in Denville, NJ with my dog, Jess. We hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an adventurous nature, I learned to fly small cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky dive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. I’m an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through my entire life, my first love has and always will be writing novels. I love to create interesting characters, set them loose, and scribe what happens.
YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK HERE
Saving Casey will be reduced from $5.99 to $2.99 for the duration of the tour (March 5th-April 11th) at Amazon, B&N, DP/Bono, ARe, Coffee Time Romance, BookStrand and Smashwords.
Amazon Link to Saving Casey: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A7KRSOO
Barnes&Noble Link to SC: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/saving-casey-liza-oconnor/1113795362?ean=2940015849295
YOU CAN SEE THE VIDEO HERE:
Saving Casey Trailer: http://youtu.be/WxcaMP0Dgzc
Abridged My Crappy New Life series: http://youtu.be/p6QzYsxJ7jQ
YOU CAN FIND LIZA HERE:
Blog and Website: http://www.LizaOConnor.com
Facebook Profile: http://www.facebook.com/liza.oconnor.90