May 9, 2010

TSC Blog Tour: Q&A with Kay Cassidy

Today I welcome Kay Cassidy, whose book, The Cinderella Society, has just been published! Congrats Kay!

When she asked me if I'd like to be a part of her Blog Tour, I said yes right away.

So join me in welcoming her, and read this very fun and short interview!

Not only did I ask Kay a couple of questions, but I asked you to ask her one too. Here they are:

Hi Kay, thanks for being here!

These first ones are from me:

Imagine you’re at a party with your friends, the Cindys. What would be your party playlist?

I create a soundtrack for each book, so I would definitely have to play The Cinderella Society's soundtrack. Listing all the songs might give away some story elements, but I will say that Who I Am by Jessica Andrews, Soar by Christina Aguilera, and Savin' Me by Nickelback would be on the playlist.

Say you’re at a bookstore and you have five minutes to get anything and everything you want. Get ready, and GO! What do you get?

Oh my gosh, I would be burning up the carpet trying to nab them all! :-) Truth be told, I have zero self control and already own the majority of books that capture my fancy. But if I did have self control in bookstores (insert much laughter here) and didn't own them already, here are five I would grab that have hit the shelves in the last month or two:

MISTWOOD by Leah Cypess

THE BODY FINDER by Kimberly Derting

THIS WORLD WE LIVE IN by Susan Beth Pfeffer

HEX HALL by Rachel Hawkins

PRINCESS FOR HIRE by Lindsey Leavitt

Question from KatiebMundieMom:

Kay is amazing. I can't wait to read your interview with her! Ask her what her favorite Cindy moment is, that she's done.

Awww... thanks, Katie! :-) The Cindy creed is "Celebrate your strength – Embrace your future – Be extraordinary". I think my favorite moment of living by the creed was when I founded the Living Your FiveTM inspirational web project. Living Your FiveTM is all about choosing the five ways you want to make a positive difference in the world and then living your life accordingly. I absolutely believe that we all have unique talents and passions that can make the world a better place – and I hope everyone takes a moment to learn how to be an Honorary Fiver and join Alyson Noel, Tera Lynn Childs and I on the Fiver journey.

From Shesten at IHeartMonster:

Have her tell us about a Cinderella-like experience from her life...

Hmm... if it's a Cinderella makeover moment, I would have to say the spa day I indulged in right before The Cinderella Society hit shelves last month. Even though I write a series that's about ultimate life makeovers (including the appearance kind), I'm super laid back about my own appearance. I pretty much live in yoga pants and knit shirts (boot cut sweats and fleece tops in winter), so a spa day is truly a girly indulgence for me. So relaxing!

From Kris at Voracious YAppetite:

Hi Kay, my question is: What’s your favorite Disney princess (other than Cinderella)? If you could be any princess from history, who would you be? What is your idea of the perfect prince?

Fun! I actually took the Disney Princess quiz on Facebook and my Facebook page has the answer: I'm Belle. :-) I adore Belle – she's very smart and independent, so I thought that was a great result for me. I haven't done a lot of princess research (I rely on my friend Lindsey Leavitt for that – check out her fabulous PRINCESS FOR HIRE), but I did just buy a biography of Catherine the Great. I'm looking forward to reading that one. My idea of a perfect prince would be my husband. Wise, funny, kind... the smartest thing I ever did was marry my best friend. :-)


That was so much fun!

I'll have to listen to that playlist and check out those books, some of which are already on my Wish List.

Check out past Tour stops and watch out for the next ones!
3/8/10 Guest blog at Mundie Moms
3/10/10 Interview at Juiciliciousss Reviews
3/20/10 Interview at Page Turners
3/30/10 Interview at Not Enough Bookshelves
4/1/10 Interview on author Saundra Mitchell’s blog
4/11/10 Week-long festivities at YA Roundup
4/13/10 Official launch party at Teen Fiction Cafe
4/14/10 Guest blog at The Book Butterfly
4/15/10 Interview at The Book Cellar
4/16/10 Interview at Chick Lit Teen
4/17/10 Interview at Bookworming in the 21st Century
4/18/10 Interview at The Compulsive Reader
4/19/10 Interview at Journey Through Books
4/20/10 Interview at YA Booknerd
4/21/10 Fresh New Voice Interview at Book Chic
4/22/10 Guest blog at The Bookologist
4/22/10 Chat at Mundie Moms *9pm EST*
4/23/10 Interview at Frenetic Reader
4/24/10 Interview at Shooting Stars Magazine
4/25/10 Interview at Lauren’s Crammed Bookshelf
4/26/10 Chat for 10 in ‘10 Teen Chick Lit Challenge *8pm EST*
4/27/10 Interview at Windowpane Memoirs
4/28/10 Interview at Alley of Books
4/29/10 Chat at L8Bloomer Online *9pm EST*
5/1/10 Guest blog at The Page Flipper
5/2/10 Guest blog at The O.W.L.
5/3/10 Interview at Market My Words
5/6/10 Interview at So Many Books, So Little Time
5/8/10 Interview at Booking Through 365
5/9/10 Interview at The Clock Monkey (That's this right here!)
5/11/10 Interview at The Children’s Book Reporter
5/12/10 Interview at Mrs. V’s Reviews
5/14/10 Interview on Danielle Leafty’s blog
5/17/10 Interview on author Jen Nadol’s blog
5/18/10 Interview on author Christy Raedeke’s blog
5/18/10 Interview at Writer Unboxed
5/19/10 Interview on author Christina Diaz Gonzalez’s blog
5/20/10 Interview on author Kim Derting’s blog
5/24/10 Interview on Egmont author Chelsea Campbell’s blog
5/25/10 Interview on Egmont author Alexandra Bracken’s blog
5/26/10 Interview on Egmont author Kristina McBride’s blog
5/27/10 Interview on Egmont author Lindsay Eland’s blog
5/28/10 Interview on Egmont author Bree Despain’s blog
6/10/10 Interview at The Last Word
6/23/10 Interview on Joelle Anthony’s blog
7/5/10 Interview at Writers on Writing
7/8/10 Interview on Holly Cupala’s blog

1 monkey thought (s):

Kay Cassidy said...

Thanks so much for being part of the official THE CINDERELLA SOCIETY launch tour, Ella! You're a sweetheart. :-) Happy reading!

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