Friday, March 25, 2011

Interview: Lindsey Leavitt

Today I have Lindsey Leavitt here to answer some questions! 

Lindsey's the author of Princess for Hire and it's upcoming sequel The Royal Treatment (PFH #2), as well as the recently released stand-alone title, Sean Griswold's Head.

Quick! Describe Sean Griswold's Head in 7 words or less!
Quirky, sweet look at family drama.
Nice one! What was the inspiration behind this story?
I'm awful at this question, to be honest. I don't think there's ever one thing that inspires a story. It's this mix of memories and observations and themes and random thoughts. I suppose I wanted to write a story of an ordinary girl experiencing a time of extraordinary emotions in her life. Which is most stories, but hey. That's conflict.
What do you absolutely need in order to write a novel (example: caffeine, music, fluffy slippers, et cetera)?
A computer. Words. And when things are desperate, diet Pepsi.
Can't go wrong with diet Pepsi, it solves every problem....If you could spend a day as any character from any story (movie or book), who would you choose and why?
Hermione Granger, but after all that magic/Voldermort drama happened. Maybe around the time Mrs. Weasley was planning my wedding. That would be interesting.

Anything else you'd like to add? 
Um, I like your shoes? Where did you get them? Did they have them in a size 8? 

Lol, I guess I was asking for that last answer ;)

 Thanks so much for answering my pesky questions, Lindsey! Be sure to check out her website for more info on Lindsey and her novels. 

And special thanks to Kate from Bloomsbury Children's Books for setting it up. 



  1. hehe, I love her answer for the last Q! :p lovely interview, I'm dying to read SGH!

  2. I love the interview, Lindsey and Lea! This book looks like a lot of fun, and though I've read nothing by her, I'm sorely tempted now! :)

  3. Ahh, I've already expressed my love for Sean, lol. And I think it's really adorable how Lindsey ended up marrying her bio partner (if I recall correctly). BUT I have to disagree on the pepsi, I'm a total coke girl. ;)

  4. I like that she was honest when you asked about inspiration. too often there is this super too amazing of a story. Yet she said it plain ad simple. Great interview :)

  5. haha great interview! I always think it's interesting when there isn't one inspiration to a book, instead lots of small things contribute.

  6. I would want to be hermione too!

    I had no idea she wrote that Shawn Griswald book. Thanks for the interview.

  7. Great interview - unique questions! Love it! I would love to have Mrs. Weasley plan my wedding - it would have been memorable for sure!

    Happy Reading!
    <3 Patricia @ Patricia's Particularity