Friday, August 21, 2009

Interview With Deb Jennifer Jabaley!!!

Four little words written in lipstick mean Emily must say goodbye to everything she knows. Emily Carson has always been a good girl. So when she throws a party the night her parents leave for vacation, she's sure she'll get busted. What Emily doesn't know is that her parents will never return. That their plane will go down. And the only thing left amidst the wreckage will be a tray table with the words: Emily please forgive me scrawled in lipstick - her mother's last words.

Now it's fall in New York City and Emily's trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Her public tragedy captures the attention of more than just the media - and soon two very different boys at her new school are pursuing her: the cute, popular Owen, and the quirky chemistry partner slash pastry-baker-by-night, Anthony. But even with such delicious distractions, Emily can't let go of her mother's mysterious apology. Does she have the courage to face the truth?

With help of a whole new kind of family - one that includes a make-up artist to the stars, a teen hand model, and a wacky hairdresser - Emily must choose between the boy who makes her forget it all, and the one who encourages her to remember, and ultimately, heal.

Honestly, doesn’t LIPSTICK APOLOGY sound great???

And now for the part you’ve all been waiting know you want it! The interview.

Seriously, Jennifer, feel free to elaborate as much as you want, 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?

Rockstar Author, absolutely!

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

Cry and laugh, sometimes at the same time.

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

Beach house, baby!

4) FaceBook or MySpace?


5) After a period, one space or two?


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

COMMIT (love that!)

To find out more about Jennifer, and her books, check out her website at!

As for me, we’re breaking out the Derting house-on-wheels for a weekend of campfires, s’mores, and all manner of outdoor shenanigans. What're you guys doing???


Angela said...

Wow--that sounds like an awesome book! I'll have to look for it!

Brit said...

That sounds amazing!

I'll definitely look for it!

Lisa and Laura said...

Love that title! This book sounds like it's right up my alley too. Will definitely check it out.

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

Good interview! :)


glovin said...

what a Good interview that sounds like an awesome book I Will definitely check it out.

Are you scared to be alone at home need security

Shelli said...

met her in person tonight at her signing- she rocks!

Kimberly Derting said...

Shelli - I'm so jealous that you got to meet her. In person! And all I got was this interview...

Tam said...

That title ROCKS! And I love her Bonus answer.