Thursday, April 16, 2009

Interview with Jeannine Garsee!

Today I am excited to have Jeannine Garsee, author of two books--Before, After, and Somebody In Between and the recently released Say the Word--here as part of a blog tour! Jeannine was kind enough to answer my somewhat different set of interview questions, so I hope you enjoy and I hope that your interest in her books are pricked by this!

7 Songs/Artists Everyone Should Listen To
  1. Elvis
  2. J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos (all of them!)
  3. Pavarotti
  4. Soundtrack to ‘Chicago’
  5. Jimmy Mo Mhile Stor by the Rankins (for those of you who totally love Celtic music)
  6. Elgar’s cello concerto in e minor
  7. Chopin’s Piano Concerto #1

6 Things/People to Bring to a Tropical Resort
  1. Sunscreen
  2. Laptop
  3. Cell phone
  4. Books
  5. Money
  6. Money for more books (for the beach, of course)

5 Best YA Books You've Ever Read
  1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  2. The Member of the Wedding
  3. Speak
  4. The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  5. Between Mom and Jo

4 Interesting/Fun Things You'll Find in "Say the Word"
  1. A character named Mr. Dickerhoof. I stole this name from one of my patients. 
  2. Shawna lives in the same Cleveland suburb as the main character from my first novel. I don’t think they’ve run into each other yet.
  3. Shawna’s eating habits are the precise opposite of mine. I thrive on coffee and junk.
  4. LeeLee is the nickname of my niece, Leah; LeeLee later changes her name to ‘Lia.’

3 People Who Influenced Your Life
  1. My parents
  2. My seventh grade music teacher
  3. My tenth grade drama teacher

2 Places You Want to Visit
  1. Los Angeles
  2. New York City

One Career You'd Love to Have If You Were Not a Writer
  1. I wouldn’t mind starring in a Broadway musical. If I could act, that is. And sing, etc. 

Thanks for filling this out, Jeannine! Be sure to check out her books, both out now, and to stop by later for a GREAT giveaway in honor of Support Teen Literature Day!


  1. What a cool interview format! I must say that any book with a character called Mr. Dickerhoof deserves to be a best seller ;)

  2. Interesting interview. I like lists more than normal questions and answers. Good thing to know Jeannine connected the characters from her different books. I always find it interesting ^^

  3. Thank you for posting this, Steph. I'm adding a link to this on my blog.

  4. this is a really fun interview format! great answers too

  5. Mr. Dickerhoof... what a cool name!

  6. I love this format! Great interview. :)


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