Sunday, April 19, 2009


I haven’t had the chance to read Sydney’s book, MY BIG NOSE AND OTHER NATURAL DISASTERS yet, but I was talking to a friend who has and she tells me that she laughed out loud in several parts.

Okay, I say any book that can make me laugh out loud is a winner. Plus, TOTALLY cute cover!


Seventeen-year-old Jory Michaels wakes up on the first day of summer vacation with her same old big nose, no passion in her life (in the creative sense of the word), and all signs still pointing to her dying a virgin. In spite of her driving record (it was an accident!), Jory gets a job delivering flowers and cakes to Reno's casinos and wedding chapels. She also comes up with a new summer goal: saving for a life-altering nose job. She and her new nose will attract a fabulous boyfriend. Jory survives various summer disasters like doing yoga after sampling Mom's Cabbage Soup Diet, enforced-mother-bonding-with-crazy-nose-obsessed-daughter night, and discovering Tyler's big secret. But will she learn to accept herself and maybe even find her passion, in the creative (AND romantic!) sense of the word?

I’d like to thank Sydney for taking part. Sydney, feel free to elaborate on each of the questions (except, of course, for the one-word BONUS question)!

Here we go:

1) Would you rather be the Bestselling Rockstar Author or an Acclaimed Literary Award Winner?

Bestselling Rockstar Author

2) Make people laugh, cry, or hide under the covers?

Laugh! (I told you, she's funny!)

3) Retire early or just keep writing from your beach house(s)?

Always writing (can't even fathom not writing).

4) FaceBook or MySpace?

Facebook. Friend me, please!!!

5) After a period, one space or two?


And your bonus question: What ONE WORD of advice would give to any aspiring writer?


About Sydney Salter:

She has held a variety of jobs before becoming a full-time writer, including her brief stint delivering pies and flowers, wrecking vans, and destroying wedding cakes in Reno, Nevada. Sydney now lives in Utah with her husband, two daughters, two cats, and two big Bernese Mountain dogs. She loves reading, writing, traveling, and, of course, baking and decorating cakes (but not driving them anywhere).

For more about Sydney Salter's books, check out her website at

1 comment:

Lisa and Laura said...

Wow! Those were some very succinct answers. Looks like a great book, thanks for the interview!