Monday, January 14, 2013

Tour Kick Off and Meet and Greet - Watch Me Disappear by Diane Mulligan

New Adult
Date Published: 8/2012

Lizzie Richards isn’t excited to be starting over at a new school for her senior year, but she’s trying to take her mother’s advice and make the most of it—the only way she can:  By disobeying her strict parents’ rules. Lizzie’s father has moved the family around every few years to advance his career, so she has never had a chance to develop the kind of “BFF” relationships she thinks most kids have. She’s bracing herself for another lonely year at her third high school when her neighbor Maura gets sick of watching her little brother when she could be partying. Thanks to Maura’s plotting, Lizzie becomes everyone’s new favorite babysitter. Seeing her opportunity, Lizzie decides to break her mother’s rules by using Maura’s computer to create a secret Email address and Facebook account. She is quickly friended by Missy, a fellow transfer student as eager for a friend as she is. Things are looking up for Lizzie until Maura’s ex-boyfriend Paul sets his eye on Missy. Caught between her new best friend and the neighbor whose friendship promises instant popularity, Lizzie doesn’t know what to do—because she’s fallen for Paul, too.

Diane Vanaskie Mulligan began writing Watch Me Disappear during an after-school writing club she moderates for high school students. This is her first novel. She holds a BA in American Studies from Mount Holyoke College and a Master’s degree in teaching from Simmons College. When she isn’t teaching or writing, she’s the managing editor at The Worcester Review and the director of The Betty Curtis Worcester County Young Writers’ Conference You can also find her occasionally strumming her guitar and singing at various bars in central Massachusetts, where she lives with her husband.

Reading Addiction Blog Tours MEET and GREET
#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?

I definitely see writing as a career. Right now it isn’t the career that pays my bills, but it is certainly my calling, and I take it very seriously. I don’t know if I’ll ever get to be a full-time writer. It seems that in the changing world of publisher, fewer and fewer writers will have that chance. Nonetheless, I approach writing with professionalism.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?

The hardest part for me is revising. It is very time consuming and there are so many factors to juggle. I need to be clear-headed to see my story and what it needs, but most of the time I have so many things going on that it’s hard to get the right mental state.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?

I have some great writing friends who listen to be vent and I was very lucky to have several friends read my novel in various draft stages, but I don’t have one distinct writing mentor. I wish I did! Maybe I’ll find out yet.

#4 – What is next for your writing?

I’m nearly done with my next novel, which is mainstream fiction. Not sure about the title yet, but what I can tell you is that it is a complicated love triangle, and the three characters who make up the triangle are the point-of-view characters.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?

Yes! I’m always reading. I read about 25 books a year, and I wish I had time to read more. I just finished Barbara Kingsolver’s “Flight Behavior,” which I adored, and now I’m reading the third book in George RR Martin’s “Game of Thrones” series.

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3? I don’t know. I’m a bit of a luddite.

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla.

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? Both!

#4 – Comedy or Drama? Comedy, every time. Real life is dramatic enough for me.

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks? Neither.

#6 – Fantasy or Reality? Usually reality, but I like to indulge in fantasy now and then.

#7 – Call or Text? Depends on the purpose. Text for quickly making plans. Call for anything else.

#8 – Public School or Home School? I attended twelve years of Catholic school, and I have been teaching in a Catholic school for 11 years, so…

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate? Coffee. I’m addicted. I admit it.

#10 – eBook or Paperback? eBook. I’m totally devoted to my  Kindle.


The Author will be giving away 3 $10 Amazon gift cards to randomly drawn commenters throughout the tour. The more stops you visit and comment on, the more chances you have of winning.

Follow Along With This Tour! 

January 15 - Magical Manuscripts - Review
January 16 - Lov Liv Life Reviews - PROMO
January 17 - Mom With a Kindle - Interview/PROMO
January 18 - Addicted to YA Books - Review
January 19 - Snifferwalker - Review
January 20 - My Cozie Corner - Review
January 21 - Lovely Reads - PROMO
January 22 - Queen of All She Reads - Review
January 23 - Comfort Books - Interview/PROMO
January 24 - A Thousand Lives - Review
January 25 - My Devotional Thoughts- PROMO
January 26 - Book Briefs - Review/Interview
January 27 - Andi's YA Books - Review/Interview
January 28 - Books For Me - Review
January 28 - Sweet Southern Home - Interview/PROMO
January 29 - Oh, The Books You'll Read - Review
January 29 - My Neurotic Book Affair - Review
January 30 - Above Average, Below Special - Review
January 31 - Getting Your Read On - Review
February 1 - A Bibliophiles Thoughts - Review
February 2 - My Bookmark Blog - Review
February 3 - Books and Needlepoint - Review/Interview
February 4 - Reading With Anacrasia - Interview/PROMO

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