Tuesday, July 16, 2013

This is W.A.R. Blog Tour: Interview with Lisa & Laura Roecker + GIVEAWAY

I'm very excited to be a part of this blog tour! After a few hiccups and emergencies I was finally able to get this post together. But before I get to the awesome interview, here's more about the book:


Goodreads rating: 3.72
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published July 2nd 2013 by Soho Teen

This is W.A.R. begins with a victim who can no longer speak for herself, and whose murder blossoms into a call-to-arms. Enter four very different girls, four very different motives to avenge Willa Ames-Rowan, and only one rule to start: Destroy James Gregory and his family at any cost. Willa's initials spell the secret rallying cry that spurs the foursome to pool their considerable resources and deliver their particular brand of vigilante justice. Innocence is lost, battles are won—and the pursuit of the truth ultimately threatens to destroy them all.



What was the hardest part about writing This is W.A.R.?
The hardest part was trying to get into each girl’s head. It was really important to us that each character felt real and authentic.
Was it difficult writing a book together?
No way. We think it’s way harder to write alone.
Is this a stand-alone?
Yes.
Was there any research involved in writing This is W.A.R.?
Nope. Just our imaginations. We did do a little research about safety deposit boxes.
If there was something you could chance about the book, what would it be?
Honestly, we wouldn’t change a thing. We poured our hearts and souls into this book. We read every single word out loud. We love it. Once a book is finished and sent to print we never read it again, but I’ve read bits and pieces of THIS IS W.A.R. and they always make me proud.
What was your favorite character to write?
Lisa: Lina  
Laura: Sloane
Do either of you have any writing quirks?
Laura writes way too many flowery descriptions (that Lisa deletes) and Lisa exclusively writes dialogue and plot, which Laura breaks up with flowery descriptions. Together we make one mediocre writer.
Love triangle or one true love?
True love. Drama is overrated.
Would you rather have the ability to read minds or be invisible?
Lisa: Read minds. But I’d definitely want to be able to turn it off when I needed to… 
Laura: Be invisible. I’d spy on people.
What would I find in both of your refrigerators right now?
Lisa: Old potato salad and some strawberries. I feel so sorry for my children. 
Laura: Beer, lemonade and organic milk.
Favorite book that you've read so far this year?
Lisa: The Raven Boys 
Laura: Eleanor and Park


Lisa and Laura Roecker are sisters-turned-writing-partners with a love of all things Young Adult. Some call it arrested development, but the sisters claim it keeps them young. Plus, its cheaper than Botox. Lisa and Laura live in Cleveland, Ohio in separate residences. Their husbands wouldn't agree to a duplex. THE LIAR SOCIETY is their first novel.

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3 comments:

  1. I liked the interview. I especially liked how they described their writing techniques. One does all the facts and plots while the other does the romantic and vivid imagery. That is awesome.

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  2. This was such a great interview! I loved the questions that were asked, especially the reading minds vs. being invisible one. I don't know which I'd pick. :o Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. Great interview! My fridge has lots of fresh fruit but totally out of milk. Kids won't be happy come morning, oh well.

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