I’d like to welcome fellow Girlfriend’s Cyber Circuit member Teri Brown–her amazing novel READ MY LIPS came out last summer. If you haven’t had a chance to pick it up yet, here’s your incentive! Teri was kind enough to stop by and answer some questions, but first, a little more about Teri and READ MY LIPS!
READ MY LIPS (Simon Pulse)
Serena just wants to fly under the radar at her new school. But Serena is deaf, and she can read lips really well-even across the busy cafeteria. So when the popular girls discover her talent, there’s no turning back.
From skater chick to cookie-cutter prep, Serena’s identity has done a 180…almost. She still wants to date Miller, the school rebel, and she’s not ready to trade her hoodies for pink tees just yet. But she is rising through the ranks in the school’s most exclusive clique.
With each new secret she uncovers, Serena feels pressure to find out more. Reading lips has always been her greatest talent, but now Serena just feels like a gigantic snoop…
Teri Brown turned to writing in a desperate attempt to keep from having to get a paying job at her local McDonalds. Fortunately, she’s been successful, and her debut young adult novel, Read My Lips (Simon Pulse), came out June, 2008. She is also a contributing editor for iParenting Media, and her magazine credits include Writer’s Digest, Women’s Health and Fitness, Dog Fancy, and Oregon Coast Magazine, among others. Teri lives with her husband and children in a dilapidated 1969 ranch style house in Portland, Oregon.
And now, without further ado, the same questions I always ask LOL!
Selma Hyeck. She is both sexy and serious and always looks fabulous.
2. If you weren’t a writer, what other career would you like to attempt?
Maybe a social worker. Or an editor of a magazine.
3. What is the one article of clothing in your closet that you can’t bear to part with?
My Oregon Beavers hoody. Can you stand how glamorous that is? LOL/
4. Who is your fav celebrity? Eric Banna.
5. If you could put together a “dream cast” of the big screen version of your book, who would play the leads?
For Serena, the main character, who is also deaf, I can see Keisha Castle-Hughes bringing a great deal of strength and sensitivity to the role. Hayden Panettiere is perfect for Patrice, the self-involved leader of the sorority. She has the right combination of sassiness and self assertiveness. For Miller, my dark intelligent hero, I would have to choose, Milo Ventimiglia from his Gilmore Girls days, because… yum.
6. Britney: Comeback or train wreck?
Comeback. God, I feel for that girl. Living your entire life in a fishbowl.
7. What is your fav glam or exotic location to visit? (Mine’s Paris!)
I have never been anywhere really glamorous. I would love to go to Paris though!
8. Which character in your work do you most relate to and why?
Thanks for stopping by, Teri! And for more info about Teri or READ MY LIPS, check out: