Video Interview with NYTBS Author Lauren Oliver & Giveaway
October 16th, 2011 by Liza Wiemer

Lauren Oliver, October 11, 2011

On Tuesday, October 11th I, along with two other Wisconsin bloggers, Heidi Zweifel http://yabibliophile.blogspot.com/ and Jillian   Heise http://heisereads.blogspot.com, had the great pleasure of conducting video interviews with New York Times Bestselling Author Lauren Oliver, who was in town to speak about her new middle grade novel, Liesel & Po. The experience was fantastic. It’s not every day you get to meet someone you admire deeply and I’m sure by the look on my face you’ll be able to see how thrilled I was. Thank you Lauren!


In honor of my first video interview, readers will have a chance to win a signed ARC of Liesl & Po. To enter answer the following question: Winter, spring, summer, or fall? What’s your season and why? (This was the last question I asked Lauren – something fun and different. 😀 ) Followers of this blog receive an extra entry, please let me know if you are. Tweet this post or link it on Facebook also adds an extra entry. Please let me know. Giveaway ends October 23, 8:00 PM CST.  Ashley Gafford is the randomly selected winner! Congrats.

Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver

To learn more about Liesl & Po, read my five star Goodreads review here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/160806945

Here are a few quotes from Lauren:

“The only thing that nauseates me more than writing is not writing.”

Books don’t live without readers to read them.”

“My father always would tell me, ‘The life of a writer has as least as many difficulties as it does rewards. But also if you are a writer you cannot choose not to write.'”

“I try do what I can to kill the fear.”

Heidi Zweifel’s  YA Bibliophile’s Part 1 – Interview with Lauren Oliver (Learn more about Liesl & Po!): http://tinyurl.com/6hx8mwq

Jillian Heise’s Heise & Recommends Part 2 – Interview with Lauren Oliver: http://tinyurl.com/6fyt5ad

And here’s my interview Part 3 – Interview with Lauren Oliver:

Don’t miss Lauren’s other fabulous YA novels:


9 Responses  
Betsy Kaplan writes:
October 17th, 2011 at 10:31 am

I am definitely fall! I don’t like the heat, I love the colors. I love to wear jeans and sweaters. I love pumpkins and apples and Indian corn. I love the transition between the heat of summer and the cold of winter. Thanks for the giveaway. Wish I could have heard Lauren. But I enjoyed the interview!

Lynn Wiese Sneyd writes:
October 17th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

I am definitely winter.
The clean fresh smell of snow.
A layer of snow across the world.
The early darkness of day and the warmth of the kitchen.
Valentine’s Day.
Skiing, ice skating, sledding, mittens.
I follow your blog! Thanks.

Debra W. writes:
October 17th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Winter for sure, there is nothing more beautiful than sparkling snow!

I love Lauren Oliver, I am hoping to make it to one of her book signings in a couple weeks! Thanks for the interview.

Sarah Kealy writes:
October 18th, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I was so inspired by listening to Lauren Oliver at the North Shore Library. I am fall, because I love the fall colors, the coolness in the breeze, and I love the significant change. Thanks for the interview.

Julie writes:
October 18th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Fall, no doubt about it. Cozy sweaters, gorgeous leaves, pumpkin everything–what’s not to like? Plus, it’s the gateway to Christmas, without snow!

Sasha writes:
October 23rd, 2011 at 10:37 am

Autumn: cozy socks, hot tea, pumpkins and costumes! What could be better?!

Claire writes:
October 23rd, 2011 at 10:39 am

I like spring. Everything si in bloom.

Ashley G. writes:
October 23rd, 2011 at 10:43 am

Thanks for the giveaway! The book sounds great! My favorite season is fall becuase I love college football, fall festivals, Halloween ands the fair.

danielle. (@MyMercurialMuse) writes:
October 23rd, 2011 at 4:48 pm

My favorite season without a doubt is fall. I love the crisp, cool air, the foliage, hot apple cider, hay rides, corn mazes, and Halloween. Thanks for the giveaway.

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