It’s a new year and I promise to get back to some sort of semi-regular blogging soon, but in the meantime how about a new GCC tour? Today we welcome the fabulous Eileen Cook to celebrate her new release, The Education of Hailey Kendrick.
About the book:
Hailey Kendrick always does exactly what’s expected of her. She has the right friends, dates the perfect boy, gets good grades, and follows all the rules. But one night, Hailey risks everything by breaking a very big rule in a very public way…and with a very unexpected partner in crime. Hailey gets caught, but her accomplice does not, and Hailey takes the fall for both of them.
Suddenly, Hailey’s perfect life–and her reputation–are blowing up in her face. Her friends are all avoiding her. Her teachers don’t trust her. Her boyfriend won’t even speak to her for long enough to tell her that she’s been dumped.
They say honesty is the best policy–but some secrets are worth keeping, no matter the cost. Or are they?
“Hailey may be an A student headed to the Ivy League, but when it comes to taking a chance on life, she’s clueless. She’s also enormously appealing and great company throughout this breezy read. Yes, it’s chick lit, but of the highest quality—like a gourmet truffle. Cook has whipped up a real treat.” –Kirkus starred review
“Cook effectively builds both Hailey’s (justified) feelings of rebellion and the social dynamics of her ostracism, especially in her growing friendship with a challenging townie, Drew, who supervises her punishment working with the janitorial staff….Cook coaxes considerable empathy for the otherwise privileged Hailey as she abandons the achievement treadmill to explore her independence.” –Publishers Weekly
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.
You can read more about Eileen, her books, and the things that strike her as funny at http://www.eileencook.com. Eileen lives in Vancouver with her husband and two dogs and no longer wishes to be anyone or anywhere else.
Now, for the questions I had for my lovely:
Dark or milk chocolate?
Dark. The higher the cocoa factor the happier I am.
Thin or thick crust pizza?
Thin crust with stinky cheese like Gorgonzola on it.
Lakes or oceans?
I absolutely love being near the water. I grew up on Lake Michigan and now live on the West Coast. It is possible I was a porpoise in another life. If I have to pick one I would go with ocean.
Ben & Jerry’s or Häagen Dazs?
Are you kidding? It’s ice cream. Who says no to ice cream? Baskin Robbins mint chocolate chip is my all time favorite.
Lady Gaga or Katy Perry? (If neither, then who?)
I like both, but tend to be more of jazz favorite. (Oh, a girl so after my own heart!)
GLEE or Vampire Diaries? (Or whatever show currently has your fancy)
Love Glee. Love it. Also a big fan of The Walking Dead. Unlike many things in my life I feel strangely well-prepared for the zombie apocalypse.
Ten or Eleven? (For the Doctor Who fans– if you’re not one, then has there ever been a show or film or book that turned you into a hardcore fan?)
Liked Dr. Who, but wasn’t a hard core fan. Now Buffy is another story.
Well, then, Spike or Angel?
Spike. Oh yes indeed.
Coke or Pepsi?
Diet Coke, if I’m feeling fancy- a lime wedge.
Growing up, astronaut or supermodel?
Considering I didn’t understand that astronomy and astrology were different things, astronaut is out. My terminal clumsiness and lack of fashion sense also render supermodel a non-option. I did like the idea of being an actress.
Final question: If your book had a theme song, what would it be?
Defying Gravity from the musical Wicked.
Seriously, I think we were separated at birth or something. Now go forth and purchase!