Today, I'm super excited to announce that I have a very special guest on my blog!
Stephanie Morrill is the creator of GoTeenWriters.com and the author of several young adult novels, including the historical mystery, The Lost Girl of Astor Street. Despite loving cloche hats and drop-waist dresses, Stephanie would have been a terrible flapper because she can’t do the Charleston and looks awful with bobbed hair. She and her near-constant ponytail live in Kansas City with her husband and three kids.
Stephanie Morrill is the author of The Lost Girl of Astor Street. Today I will be interviewing the main character, Piper Sail. And it launches today!
Stephanie Morrill - Lost Girl
We (and by we, I am of course referring to the seriously awesome group of people helping launch Lost Girl) are doing a clue hunt today, so read on down to find out more about that!
ALT: What is your full name?
PCS: Piper Caroline Sail
ALT: What parts of loving come easily to you? What comes hard?
PCS: I’m a very loyal person, so once my trust and admiration has been won, I’ll stick by you. But it’s difficult for me to develop relationships with people and feel comfortable around them.
ALT: Did you turn out the way you expected you would? The way your parents expected?
PCS: I thought I would be kinder and softer, like my mother, when I grew up. It reoriented me when she died, as if those kind and soft places inside me died with her. I have two older brothers, so I suppose she maybe expected I wouldn’t be a nice, quiet sort of girl. I think my father is a bit proud of that, honestly.
ALT: What do you consider to be your special talent?
PCS: I think most people say that my special talent is being relentless. If I fix my mind to something, I go after it.
ALT: How do you feel about your life right now? What, if anything, would you like to change?
PCS: I feel uncertain about my life right now. High school is almost over, and it’s time for me to leave the home of my childhood and go off to a university somewhere to study … something. I don’t really know yet what I want to do. One of my best friends is off pursuing his dream of playing baseball, and the other, Lydia, will probably get married before too long and start a family. But I don’t really know yet where I fit in.
ALT: What type of clothing are you most comfortable with?
PCS: I like to wear clothes that I can move around in. I’m every so grateful for the turn in women’s fashion, and that dresses have gotten so much simpler.
ALT: Did you like school? Your teachers? Schoolmates?
PCS: I enjoy school … but I don’t know how much my school enjoys me. My home economics teacher particularly dislikes me. It’s kind of a long story, but I once knocked her over when I was sliding down a banister in school. And there’s a time when I borrowed her cardigan to sneak into the teacher’s lounge. So her dislike is somewhat understandable.
ALT: What do you want most and what would you do to obtain it?
PCS: What I want most is for my friend Lydia to be healthy. She’s been having seizures, and I’m really scared for her. I want her to get healthy and for us to have one last perfect summer together before life takes us different directions.
ALT: Best gift to get you?
PCS: The best gift to give me is something heartfelt and personal. I have very simple tastes.
ALT: You're the kind of person who:
PCS: I’m the kind of person who doesn’t believe in sitting around and waiting for things to happen to her.
Now! There's a clue hunt blog tour going on, so hop over to these blogs (I would recommend going in order) and collect the clues. If you follow instructions, you can enter a giveaway to get one of three signed hardcover copies (if you live outside of the US, you won't miss out - you can win an e-book edition!) Head over to Stephanie's blog to get more instructions and details.
Clue 1: Stephanie Morrill
Clue 2: Some Books Are
Clue 3: Gabriella Slade
Clue 4: Page by Page, Book by Book
Clue 5: Pens and Scrolls
Clue 6: Singing Librarian Books
Clue 7: Heather Manning
Clue 8: Annie Louise Twitchell
Clue 9: Noveling Novelties
Clue 10: Kaitee Hart
Clue 11: Classics and Craziness
Clue 12: Zerina Blossom
Clue 13: Rebecca Morgan
Clue 14: Keturah's Korner
Clue 15: That Book Gal
Clue 16: Anna Schaeffer
Clue 17: Hadley Grace
Clue 18: Lydia Howe
Clue 19: Ramblings by Bethany
Clue 20: Matilda Sjöholm
Clue 21: Lydia Carns
Clue 22: Broken Birdsong
Clue 23 & Clue 24: The Ink Loft
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