When I first met Elizabeth Scott, she was a new author. We each had one book published. Now she’s the author of Bloom, Perfect You, Stealing Heaven, and Living Dead Girl. Next year, she’ll have two more books released: Something, Maybe in March and Love You Hate You Miss You in June. Dude, that’s five more books out since I met her. And I just met her last year.
This is only one of many reasons why Elizabeth rocks extra hard. She is super fun to chill with, as we did two weeks ago:
She spreads the love on her blog. If you want to know the latest about other authors in YA Land, it’s a comprehensive resource. She also runs fun contests and gives away great prizes (she gave away an iPod recently!). This week, Elizabeth is running a contest to win a signed copy of Take Me There. Here’s how to enter.
Because we’re clever like that, I am simultaneously running a contest this week for you to win a signed copy of Stealing Heaven. To enter the contest, just leave a comment telling me what one material thing you would most want for free if you could have anything. I will pick an entry at random to win. You have through this Sunday, November 16 to enter.
Elizabeth also played the Game of Favorites with me. Here’s her favorite…
Comic: Calvin and Hobbes
Poet: Miklos Radnoti
90s TV show: Jeepers! Um, let me think here. Just one, right? Hmmmm…..okay. Seinfeld.
Mythical creature: The Sirens
Tree: As long as I don’t have to sit anywhere near one (I’m super allergic to the pollen they put out) — Maple
Way to spend a free hour: Reading
Comedian: Say what you will about Roseanne, but several seasons of that show were hilarious *and* offered a spot-on look into the life of a lower middle-class family that have yet to show up on television again.
Vacay spot: Manhattan
Time of day: Morning
Gelato flavor: If I could eat either gelato or chocolate, chocolate gelato.
Game: I do enjoy the occasional game of hangman.
Movie scene: Anything that makes me sigh in happiness. Or cry. Give me something with emotions that feel honest (we are talking about movies, after all), and I’m yours.
Congrats to Elizabeth on all of her amazing achievements!