Today on the blog tour I'll be interviewing Mandy Hubbard, author of PRADA AND PREJUDICE.
About Prada and Prejudice
Fifteen year old Callie just wants to impress the popular girls when she buys a pair of Prada heels on her class trip to London. She didn’t plan on tripping, conking her head, and waking up in 1815! Now she’s wearing corsets with her designer pumps, eating bizarre soups, and breaking up engagements. If only the nineteen year old Duke of Harksbury wasn’t so bloody annoying, she might have a little fun in Austen-Era England…
About Mandy Hubbard
Mandy Hubbard grew up on a dairy farm outside Seattle, where she refused to wear high heels until homecoming—and hated them so much she didn’t wear another pair for five years. A cowgirl at heart, she enjoys riding horses and quads and singing horribly to the latest country tune. She’s currently living happily ever after with her husband (who, sadly, is not a Duke) and her daughter (who is most definitely a princess). Prada and Prejudice is her first novel.
Me: Welcome Mandy! Congratulations on your debut. On to the interview. What competes for your time and how do you manage to give writing the appropriate amount of time it requires?
Mandy: My two year old daughter, my full time job, eating, sleeping, watching Gossip Girl, and checking my e-mail. Writing gets crammed in wherever it fits. (SHHH, don't tell my editor!)
Me: Ha Ha. That seems to be a common theme. What is your writing routine? Do you outline or write as you go? Do you fully sketch and develop your main character initially, or get to know him/her as you write?
Mandy: I can do it jsut about anyway. Historically I'm more of a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants writer. Currently I'm outlining becuase my editor has requested it, and I'm really liking the idea of knowing where I'm going ahead of time. And sincne it took me 9+ drafts to figure out the real story of PRADA & PREJUDICE, I'm thinking outlining is probablya good way to go.
Me: Nine drafts - that's impressive! I'll quit complaining about doing my first draft revisions! What do you particularly love about the setting you portray in your book?
Mandy: It's two hundred years old! I want to wear fancy dresses and go to balls and dance with dukes!
Me: What actor or actress do you imagine playing your main character in a movie or T.V. version of your book?
Mandy: Taylor Momsen (Jenny in Gossip Girl) would be so perfect for Callie. She's the only primary cast member who is actually a teen!
Me: Perfect. Thanks for stopping by, Mandy and good luck with your debut!
Author Web site: http://mandyhubbard.com