How excited was I when I found out Kirsten Hubbard was doing vlog interviews?!? Kirsten is a debut YA author. Her upcoming book, Like Mandarin, releases on March 8th, and I have been looking forward to it since I first heard about it in October. Check out what I asked Kirsten and her answers in the video below!
I also had a fifth question that Kirsten answered. Unfortunately, there was a technical glitch and it didn't make it onto the vlog. However, Kirsten wanted to make sure we had an answer, so she sent it along:
Ah, Kirsten, I was obsessed with names, too! I was determined to name a daughter Avalon because I thought it was the Coolest. Name. Ever. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing some of your writing and traveling experiences with us! I love hearing about adventures, and congratulations on your upcoming release!
Anywho, I hope all of you check back here tomorrow when I will post a review of Like Mandarin! If you would like to see to see the rest of stops on the Teen Scene's Like Mandarin Tour, go here, or you can visit Kirsten's blog, as well.
by Kirsten Hubbard
Realeases on 03.08.2011
It's hard finding beauty in the badlands of Washokey, Wyoming, but 14-year-old Grace Carpenter knows it's not her mother's pageant obsessions, or the cowboy dances adored by her small-town classmates. True beauty is wild-girl Mandarin Ramey: 17, shameless and utterly carefree. Grace would give anything to be like Mandarin.
When they're united for a project, they form an unlikely, explosive friendship, packed with nights spent skinny-dipping in the canal, liberating the town's animal-head trophies, and searching for someplace magic. Grace plays along when Mandarin suggests they run away together. Blame it on the crazy-making wildwinds plaguing their badlands town.
Because all too soon, Grace discovers Mandarin's unique beauty hides a girl who's troubled, broken, and even dangerous. And no matter how hard Grace fights to keep the magic, no friendship can withstand betrayal. (from GoodReads)