Hello everyone! As a part of the Sunday Street Team, I’m one of the stops for a blog tour featuring Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman. I am BEYOND excited about this. Without too much delay, let’s get to the interview with Laura!
1) Hi Laura! Before we begin, can you talk about Girl Out of Water and what it is about?
Hi Liv! It’s about a California surfer girl who has to spend the entire summer in landlocked Nebraska. There’s family, romance, summer vibes, and probably way too many descriptions of food ☺
2) Talk about your writing life: have you always wanted to be a writer?
I have! I’ve been writing stories since I could write, and I took creative writing courses in high school and college. I thought it was something I would work at for a long time and maybe one day in the far-off future I’d get published, but I decided to go to graduate school for creative writing, fully dedicated myself to the work, and before I knew it I was signing with an agent for my first novel!
3) What is your writing process like? Do you outline before or just dive into the story?
I definitely tend towards diving. I outline a little bit, especially as I get into later drafts and the structure becomes more important, but I let my characters drive the car pretty often ☺
4) You’re very open with your chronic illness on social media: how do you think your chronic pain has influenced your writing life?
It limits it – I used to be able to write seven to eight hours a day, and that just isn’t possible right now. But I’m very grateful I have a passion and a job with flexible hours, so it’s challenging, but I’m making it work!
5) Have you always enjoyed books?
Yes, yes, yes! I’ve genre-hopped back and forth a bit over the years, but I’ve always loved reading and can’t see that ever changing ☺
6) What was your favorite book as a child?
As a kid I loved Harry Potter, Matilda, Coraline, Anne Frank’s Diary, etc. The list of course goes on and on!
7) What are some of your other favorite Young Adult books (besides your own)?
I can never pick favorite books overall but some recent favorite reads are THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED, THE HATE U GIVE, WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI, and UNDER ROSE-TAINTED SKIES.
8) Would you like to talk about any upcoming projects you have? How are they similar (or different) to Girl Out of Water?
I recently sold my second book – it’s also a YA contemporary, but it’s pretty different. My main character, Ariel, deals with academic pressure and examining his Jewish identity. Though – both books do have swoony romances ☺
Thanks again, Laura, for your wonderful responses. It was such a pleasure being able to interview you on my blog!
Preorder Girl Out of Water
Fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen will fall in love this contemporary debut about finding yourself-and finding love-in unexpected places.
Ocean breeze in her hair and sand between her toes, Anise can’t wait to spend the summer before her senior year surfing and hanging out on the beach with friends. Santa Cruz is more than her home-it’s her heart. But when her aunt, a single mother, is in a serious car accident, Anise must say goodbye to California to help care for her three young cousins.
Landlocked Nebraska is the last place Anise wants to be. Sure, she loves her family, but it’s hard to put her past behind her when she’s living in the childhood house of the mother who abandoned her. And with every Instagram post, her friends back home feel further away.
Then she meets Lincoln, a charismatic, one-armed skater who challenges her to swap her surfboard for a skateboard. Because sometimes the only way to find your footing is to let go.
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About The Author
Laura received her MFA in writing for children from the New School. She loves books and dogs—okay, and quite a few people too. She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. You can say hello on Twitter at @LJSilverman1.
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