Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Guest Post: Eileen Cook w/Giveaway


I’ve been known to do some stupid things in my life, possibly more than my fair share. This may be why I like writing flawed heroines. I understand the “it seemed like a good idea at the time” approach to problem solving.

In my new book, DO OR DI, the main character, Erin, has given up on the idea of fairy tale romance. She’s willing to settle for Prince Good Enough and a satisfying career. She agrees to be a part of the Positive Partnership program as a way to impress her boss, and she’s matched with a teen girl in need of a mentor. The problem comes when the girl she’s mentoring thinks she’s channeling Princess Diana. She isn’t interested in taking advice from Erin, she’d rather offer love advice. And Erin just might need it.

Erin knows what she wants, but her plan for how to go about getting it doesn’t always work. She’s the co-host of a talk radio show, which gives her plenty of time to spout off on her opinions, but listening is a skill she needs to work on. I love classic romantic comedies like The Thin Man, His Girl Friday, and When Harry Met Sally. I enjoy having a chance writing my own sarcastic banter between characters. One of the best parts of writing fiction is the chance to have the perfect come back line at the perfect time. In real life the best thing to say may not come to you until hours later, but when writing you can scroll back and put that line in.

I admire people who take risks. You may not get what you want by going after it, but if you don’t even try- you won’t for certain. When I created Erin I wanted to show a strong woman who believes in her dreams and isn’t the type to sit back and wait to see if they happens. Granted, she gets herself into some difficult situations, but you can count on it to be amusing while she gets herself out of it.

I hope readers enjoy Erin as much as I do- I look forward to hearing from you!

About The Author: Eileen Cook is a multi-published author with her novels appearing in six different languages. She spent most of her teen years wishing she were someone else or somewhere else, which is great training for a writer.  Her latest release, Unraveling Isobel came out in Jan 2012

You can read more about Eileen, her books, and the things that strike her as funny at www.eileencook.com.  Eileen lives in Vancouver with her husband and two dogs and no longer wishes to be anyone or anywhere else.

Giveaway: Eileen is giving away one ebook copy of Do Or Di to a random commenter. Leave your name and email address to qualify. The winner will be announced on April 5th.

5 comments:

Joelle said...

Please enter me to win. I love everything Eileen Cook writes!

Alexa said...

I'd love to win this! I adore Eileen's YA books and this sounds brilliant!

Dawn said...

This sounds fantastic! I'd love for this to be the first Eileen Cook book I read. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Kim said...

I LOVE Eileen's YA books! DO OR DI sounds terrific! My email is kim(at)kimharristhacker(dot)com.

Brett Vo said...

I love Eileen Cook and I am always excited when she had a new release. I can"t wait to read this one."

 
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