Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein - Interview & Giveaway

Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein
Expected publication: May 15, 2012 
Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Amy is fine living in the shadows of beautiful Lila and uber-cool Cassie, because at least she’s somewhat beautiful and uber-cool by association. But when their dates stand them up for prom, and the girls take matters into their own hands—earning them a night in jail outfitted in satin, stilettos, and Spanx—Amy discovers even a prom spent in handcuffs might be better than the humiliating “rehabilitation techniques” now filling up her summer. Worse, with Lila and Cassie parentally banned, Amy feels like she has nothing—like she is nothing.

Navigating unlikely alliances with her new coworker, two very different boys, and possibly even her parents, Amy struggles to decide if it’s worth being a best friend when it makes you a public enemy. Bringing readers along on an often hilarious and heartwarming journey, Amy finds that maybe getting a life only happens once you think your life is over.

Interview with Lisa Burstein:
1. What was your favorite book when you were younger?

I loved Nancy Drew books. I would stay up all night reading them. My grandmother had a huge collection of hardcovers and gave me all of them. I really loved the way the books kept my interest. I am a sucker for a good mystery to this day.

2. Who are your favorite authors?

Margaret Atwood is my ultimate favorite. I also like Courtney Summers, Sara Zarr, John Green and Deb Caletti.

3. If you could have a signed copy of any novel what would it be and why?

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. It is my favorite book and I would argue one of the best dystopian novels ever written.

4. What is one book you wish you had written?

Youth In Revolt by C.D. Payne. This is one of the funniest, most addictive books I've ever read. I love Nick Twisp!

5. Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.

Probably seeing my book. Seeing my name on the cover and then on every other page was incredible! Like the day I got married, the first time someone told me I was a talented writer, the first time a boy told me I was pretty and the stomach flu all wrapped into one. Oh and surreal… completely crazy that something I wrote was in my hands and will be available for others to read.

6. How did you celebrate the sale of Pretty Amy?

As soon as I got off the phone with my agent, I called my mom and drank a glass of wine. Not very glamorous! :)

7. In one sentence only, please tell us why we should read your book.

PRETTY AMY is the book I wished I had when I was in high school.

About the author:
Lisa Burstein is a tea seller by day and a writer by night. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University and is glad to finally have it be worth more than the paper it was printed on. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her very patient husband, a neurotic dog and two cats. Pretty Amy is her first novel. She never went to her senior prom.

She wrote her first story when she was in second grade. It was a Thanksgiving tale from the point of view of the turkey from freezer to oven to plate. It was scandalous.

She was a lot like Amy when she was in high school.

She is still a lot like Amy.

You can find out more about Lisa Burstein on her website.

One winner will receive an eBook of Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein.

How to enter:
Just be a follower of Krazy Book Lady in whatever way you choose. Then fill out the form below.

Additional optional entries:
+1 Follow Lisa Burstein on Twitter.
+1 Like Lisa Burstein on Facebook.
+1 Like Entangled Publishing on Twitter or like on Facebook.

Giveaway details:
Giveaway is open internationally. This giveaway will run until midnight EST on May 7. Must be 13 or older to enter. Winner will be chosen using Winner will be emailed, and this blog post will be updated to include the name of the winner. Winner has 3 days to contact me, or a new winner will be selected.

Sorry! This giveaway is now over.

Winner: Tayte H.


  1. Love the title of this book! Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. Thank you for the great giveaway!

  3. Thanks for the giveaway! I love the books Entangled publishes they are all so awesome!!




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