Monday, March 9, 2009

The Monday Muse: Lisa Greenwald and Giveaway!

Today's Muse: Lisa Greenwald
Author of: My Life in Pink and Green (review here)
Want to win a copy of MLIPAG? Rules at the bottom!
Bookworm: Welcome, Lisa! So, to start off, please tell us: Is My Life in Pink and Green based off of a personal experience?
Lisa: MLIPAG is a little bit based on personal experience. My grandfather was a pharmacist and my mom would help out at the store on weekends and during school vacations. I loved hearing their stories about pharmacy life.

Bookworm: How are you and Lucy alike? How are you different?
Lisa: I think Lucy and I are alike in some ways. We both worry and try to help and make situations better. But Lucy is a little bit more confident than I am. She doesn't get upset when people don't invite her to parties and I really do. I hate being left out. Lucy doesn't worry about stuff like that as much as I do. It's a little embarrassing to admit that, but it's the truth!

Bookworm: Who is your favorite character in the story?
Lisa: My favorite character is Sunny because even though she's not the narrator, she's a huge part of the story. She does so much to help Lucy and is such a good friend. I also really love her family.

Bookworm: I agree--Sunny is great! Anyway, if the book were made into a movie, who would be your choices to play each character?
Lisa: I think Abigail Breslin or Miranda Cosgrove would be good for Lucy, but they're getting a little too old for the part, so we'll see. I'd have an open casting call to find the perfect Sunny and Yamir. For Lucy's mom, I'd pick either Laura Linney or Mary Louise Parker. For Lucy's grandma, I first thought Mimi Weddell but now I'm thinking Ellen Burstyn. [Bookworm: I totally agree on Abigail and Ellen--they'd rock those parts!]

Bookworm: If you weren't an author, what profession would you choose? Would you want to be involved in cosmetics like Lucy?
Lisa: I'm not sure if I would want to be involved in cosmetics because I don't think I'm as good as Lucy is at doing makeup! But I would love to either work in a fancy hotel at the front desk, be a matchmaker or a job coach. I love helping people find jobs!

Bookworm: Speaking of cosmetics, what's your favorite lip gloss flavor?
Lisa: Definitely strawberry!

Bookworm: What is your favorite place to travel?
Lisa: I love traveling to warm places, where there's a beach and a pool, lots of lounge chairs, and warm sunshine on my face!

Bookworm: What book have you read recently and LOVED?
Lisa: I really loved Everything Beautiful in the World by Lisa Levchuk (and not just because we have the same first name!). I also loved Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country: Kids' letters to Barack Obama.

Bookworm: Sounds good! Are you planning on writing more books for tweens and teens?
Lisa: Yes, I am! I am working on a few different ideas right now. I love writing for tweens and teens and hope to do it forever and ever!
Thanks so much, Lisa, for the awesome interview and congrats on the book's release!
If you want to win a copy of My Life In Pink and Greem through my new giveaway feature this month, March Madness, comment below--March could be your lucky month!
Please leave me a way to contact you, and remember you get +1 additional for becoming a follower, +1 if you blog about the giveaway, and +2 if you are already a follower. Good luck!
(For more chances to win, visit the "News" section of Lisa's website--it's a great book, so you don't want to miss the chance to nab a copy for free!)

Other March Madness giveaways:
Melissa Walker's Violet in Private!


bookloverforever. said...

Yay I would love to be entered! and I am already a follower!

sweetmelissa818 said...

I too, love strawberry lip gloss!

jocelyn said...

Enter me, please! I became a follower.

teenbookreview at gmail dot com

Mrs. Magoo said...

I'd love to be entered!! I'm already a follower!!

the epic rat said...

Yay pharmacy! It's not every day I get to read a YA book (or any genre for that matter) that has a pharmacy in it!

I already follow.

cecilia } cecpham(at)

Erika Lynn said...

count me in, i think the cover of this book is so cute!

sports dot erikalynn at gmail dot com

i am already a follower

and i blogged about it

Steph Su said...

Ooh I'd like to be entered as well! I'm already a follower, and I've linked to this contest in my sidebar. :)

Bunny B said...

Please count me in!
bunnybx at gmail . com

Bunny B said...

+1 I'm a follower,

+1 Blogged:

+2 I already was a follower.

bunnybx at gmail . com

Lenore said...

My favorite flavor of lip gloss is banana. I love banana flavored anything really.

I'm a follower already and please enter me. This novel sounds so charming!

BN Book Blog said...

We'd love to be entered and are already following!
Beth & Nathan

Ms. Yingling said...

I just became a follower, although I've been reading for a while. You can contact me at yinglink at westerville dot k12 dot oh dot us. I really want to read this one!

Megan said...

I really want to read this book.

I already follow you


katie said...

I would love to be entered and I am already a follower. Thanks for the contest!

Chantele said...

I am trying to follow but it won't let me. I'll try later. I would love to enter!

Anonymous said...

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scottsgal said...

I would love to be entered as well please

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katayoun said...

strawberry lipgloss is very nice i agree though i love glittery ones !! probaly shows i wouldn't have a career involved in cosmetics either :)

loved the interview and i'm already a follower

Amy said...

this looks good too-love the cover...

Katie said...

Enter me! I'm already a follower.

KD said...

Hey I nominated you for I heart your blog award over at my blog!

Senfaye said...

This books looks soooo good! I am already a follower.

-Senfaye :)

Senfaye said...

By the way you got an award from KD's Library! Congrats!!!

-Senfaye :)

Lauren said...

I would love to enter! I'm already a follower and I have a link to this on my blog's left sidebar under cool contests. :)

Morgan said...

I blogged about your give-away here:
(it's on the sidebar)

Ashley said...

Enter me please! And I'm already a follower.

Plus, I have an award for you!

katayoun said...

i love the glittery lip glosses!!! probably showing that i won't have a career in cosmetics either.

great interview and also i am a follower

Sena said...

March should be my lucky month!
I follow!
And I posted your link at

stephanie said...

gave you an award! :)

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

Great interview. I just got this one it at the library and I can't wait to read it!

Jen said...

Please enter me ^_^

Sarahbear9789 said...

Count me in. I am already a follower.

Simply_Megan said...

Please enter me! I just became a follower and I blogged about your contest here:

Jodi said...

I would love an entry! I'm a follower!

Thank you!

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.

Genevieve said...

Please enter me in the contest!

+1 if you blog about the giveaway, I put a link of this contest in my blog's sidebar:
+2 if you are already a follower.

bridget3420 said...

I'd like the chance to win.


bridget3420 said...

I'm now a follower.


Kate said...

Please enter me.

Michelle Kuo said...

Oooh I'd love to enter! I really want to read that book!

I just became a follower too :)
and I blogged here:

megan (mrs. macaffe) said...

yah! u know where i live....and g2skool

Llehn said...

Oooooo .... I want to play! Please throw my name into the draw! Thanks!


kalea_kane said...

This looks awesome! I love the cover. It must be amazing being a writer for teens an tweenz. :) Please enter me in the draw.

I am also a follower. This is my first day of following you, and I am stoked. :)

Great interviews.



kalea_kane said...

I happily posted about your giveaway here:



Ann Diana Dinh, said...

Enter me please!

And I'm now a follower!


Diana Dang said...

Please enter me! =)

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Anita Yancey said...

Sounds good. Please enter me. Thanks!


xdaisyx said...

That's awesome! I became a follower and have posted a link on my blog

Blodeuedd said...

Is it an international contest? If so then I would love to enter.

blodeuedd1 (at) gmail (dot) com

robin_titan said...

It sounds so cute!

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Wendy said...

Sounds awesome! Please enter me :)

wendyhines (at) hotmail (dot) com

Jenna said...

I sure hope March is my month!

+1 additional for becoming a follower

+1 if you blog about the giveaway
(located at

contact me at jennapomme @ yahoo . com

Pam said...

I love the cover of the book - how fun!

melacan at hotmail dot com

Pam said...

I'm a follower.

Violet Vixen said...

This book sounds like a lot of fun! Yay for March Madness!

Briana said...

Please enter me! Became a follower, and added this contest to my sidebar. Thanks!


Anonymous said...

This book sounds so adorable! I'd like to be entered!

Wrighty said...

This sounds really good! Great interview and I like the cover too. Please include me and thanks for a fun contest!

- I'm already a follower
- I've added this to my blog


Liyana said...


I'm a follower and I blogged about this here.

Here's my email:

Paradox said...

I love the cover of the book, especially the detail on the cucumbers!

I'm already a follower.

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

Marie said...

This looks like a great book, I'd love to read it!

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway. I am already a follower.

Jayme said...

already a follower!

Book Spot said...

I really just love the cover of that's very eye catching :)

Gwendolyn B. said...

I'd love to read this and share it with my nieces. Thanks for the chance!

And, I'm already a Follower!

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com