In a previous post, I blogged about meeting Stephanie Evanovich. Talking to her was so nice and she was so interesting- my notebook was filled with things to blog about- so I decided to make this a two-part post!
Author Spotlight: Stephanie Evanovich:
Who are some of your favorite authors?
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, S.E.Hinton, Catherine Coulter, Anthony Robbins and Jill Shalvis.
What’s going in your beach bag to read on vacation?
It Had To Be You by Jill Shalvis and Ladies Night by Mary Kay Andrews.
What is the best book of 2013 that you’ve read so far?
Stephanie alerted me to the fact that between edits of Big Girl Panties and touring- that she really has not read much this year. However, she did read the 50 Shades of Grey series- and said she liked it. As Stephanie said to me in the book store” 50 Shades of Grey wasn’t War and Peace– but she was entertained.” She also read Breathing Room by Susan Elizabeth Phillips and liked that as well.
How long did it take to write Big Girl Panties?
Three years- but not every day writing. About 9 months of working hard on Big Girl Panties.
What is your writing routine?
I write best from 5am-9am- and I do not write in coffeehouses. I have to have my own space to write!
While writing, did you have a soundtrack in mind for the book? Or to set certain scenes?
The whole time I was writing this book, I listened to Lifehouse’s album Who We Are. The songs that set the scene for Logan and Holly are songs 7,8,9. Song 7 is Easier to Be, Song 8 is Make Me Over, and song 9 is Mesmerized.
Do you have a #literarycrush?
Bobby Tom Denton in Heaven Fall.
Do you have a #literaryconfession?
When I was teen, I discovered S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. After reading and loving the book, I used to pretend that S.E. stood for Stephanie Elizabeth (which is my name!)
*Special thanks to Stephanie Evanovich for answering these questions and revealing her #literarycrush and #literaryconfessions!