If you don't already know, here is the product description for the book and the book trailer:
This is a story about ROSE. About the occasional panic attack and being fourteen in the suburbs without a mobile phone. Read it and weep Rose's first year at Union High isn't exactly going to plan. Her family's broken, her supposed best friend's going boy crazy and Rose is so far behind socially that she might as well be moving backwards. Until her brother's friend Jamie offers her a ride home - and a way into the world of his popular clique - if only it weren't for his perfect cheerleader girlfriend. Now Rose is learning how to climb the wobbly high-school social ladder, while struggling to hang on to what matters the most...
I really love our Angry Girl, so it was surprising (and informative!) when my editor very wisely pointed out that I needed to make sure that we get to see some positives with Rose, some moments of happiness and inspiration. I’m embarrassed to admit that it truly hadn’t occurred to me that she might be unlikable because she’s so angry all the time! But my editor’s comment really woke me up, and helped me make her more relatable. I find Rose’s sense of humor endearing—I think she’s pretty funny—and I also think her humor helps temper the anger and the darkness that she’s coping with.
What was the best piece of advice you received back when you were still an aspiring writer?
Have you always wanted to be an author? If you weren't a writer what would you do?
I studied both acting and singing, and spent time in New York doing musical theatre, which I loved. But there are things about a performer’s life that I couldn’t live with, and I became more and more drawn to making my living as a writer. I started writing when I was a kid, and I wrote lots of short stories and several plays as I was growing up, but it wasn’t until I became disenchanted with my life as a performer that I realized how much I love writing, and how it feeds my soul.
I don’t act very much anymore, and I miss it—I’d like to get back to it someday. I still dream of working with Stephen Sondheim. (Find me a musical theatre performer who doesn’t!)
Thank you so much to Louise Rozett and MiraInk for organising this wonderful blog tour! If you'd like to know more about Louise Rozett or Confessions of an Angry Girl, please do visit the following websites:
Louise Rozett’s debut novel Confessions of an Angry Girl is due out from MIRA Ink on the 4th January 2013! Visit www.louiserozett.com for more.
I read this about a week ago and really enjoyed it! Lovely interview, Clover!ReplyDelete
I really enjoyed this book. Rose is a little young but the problems and issues were real.ReplyDelete
Samina @ Escapism from Reality
She is a little bit young, and at times I was worried for her because of it, but it all works out :)Delete
I really want to read this! I love the trailer, and the fact that the protagonist is a word geek makes me want to read it even more;) Thanks for posting, Clover!ReplyDelete
You're very welcome Zoe :)Delete
I really enjoyed this book, Clover, so I really liked reading this post. The trailer is brilliantly done, and I felt like it really suited the mood of the book. The end made me laugh "Look them up yourself. Sorry, that was rude..."ReplyDelete
Thanks for posting this, Clover!
My pleasure, Jessica :)Delete