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Summer Vacations by Our Authors

August 31, 2009 By: larramiefg Category: Profiles

Have you ever wondered what authors do on their summer vacations? Since this is the last “official” week of the season, let’s discover how some have (or wish they had) spent their summer vacations.

Eileen Cook (Unpredictable, What Would Emma Do? YA and Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood YA, coming January 5, 2010):
“In a perfect world devoted husband and I would have rented a flat in London. In the mornings I’d head out to a cafe and get some writing done while munching tea and scones. In the afternoon we’d head over to the gardens in Kensington rent a chair and sit and read while watching people wander by. In the evening a pub with a cold beer. Sounds great doesn’t it?”

Jenny Gardiner (Sleeping with Ward Cleaver, Winging It coming March 16, 2010):
“This summer I wish I was either in Italy, or sailing in the British Virgin Islands, two of my favorite places.”

Lauren Baratz-Logsted (Crazy Beautiful YA coming September 7, 2009)
“Going on vacation! It may yet happen, but so far the economy is getting in the way. Really, at this point I’ll take almost any vacation, even a Chevy Chase/National Lampoon one with a dead body strapped to the top of the van.”

Therese Walsh (The Last Will of Moira Leahy coming October 13, 2009):
“I wish I were writing like crazy, and balancing that writing with everything else—time with my family and friends, time for self-pampering, and time to prepare for the publicity of The Last Will. Unfortunately, time is not something that can be controlled, and right now it’s going very fast.

Lara Zielin (Donut Days YA):
“Waaeeeelll, if all bets were off and I could do anything, I’d get a house in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and write, write, write surrounded by the prettiest landscape anywhere. (I love the U.P.!) “

3 Comments to “Summer Vacations by Our Authors”


  1. Lara Zielin says:

    Eileen, I love yours! Can I change mine to that? Recently one of the reviews for DONUT DAYS compared the book to WHAT WOULD EMMA DO so I’m putting your novel at the top of my list. My main character is also named Emma. You clearly have good taste. And great sense of what to do on a summer break!

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  2. Kristina Riggle says:

    Lara, another Michigander in our midst? I made it NEARLY to the UP this summer. (Petoskey is the closest I got…it’s close! Sort of!)

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  3. I totally relate to so many of the comments above! I want to be in Italy, I want solitude, I want balance…. can I clone myself? 🙂

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