#BIR2010 – Book Giveaway: Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin + Interview

Welcome to author Nancy Werlin
Nancy Werlin was born and raised in Peabody, Massachusetts, USA and now lives near Boston. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from Yale.

Since then, she has worked as a technical writer and editor for several computer software and Internet companies, while also writing fiction. She was a U.S. National Book Award finalist for THE RULES OF SURVIVAL in 2006, and won an Edgar Award for THE KILLER’S COUSIN in 1999.

Nancy is the author of 8 books including Impossible and Extraordinary.


Write a haiku about your last book.
Listen to your gut,
Phoebe. That hot Faerie guy?
He wants to kill you.

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
The Most Oblivious Person You Ever Met

What is your superpower?

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

If you could go back in time and meet one author, who would it be and why?
Charles Dickens. I’d love to be able to attend one of his public readings, where he acted out all the parts of the characters from his novels. Supposedly he could hold an audience completely in his power, just with his voice, for hours on end. I’d also want to attend one of his dinner parties – he was a famously welcoming host. And I’d want to spy on him and try to figure him out.

Are you a loner or social butterfly?
I am the kind of introvert who’s very social with those people that she knows and likes.

If you could travel by hot air balloon, what would you fly over?
A sea of soft mattresses!

Favorite Cartoon?
Bugs Bunny

What is the last book you read?
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
My husband
My books
Laptop with internet access (said husband would fight me for it)

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Chocolate chip

Which fictional character would you most like to meet?
The heroine of my favorite book, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, even though I bet Jane would be a massive pain in the butt in real life.

When you were 12 years old what did you want to be when you grew up?
A writer!

One food you would never eat?
Mayonnaise. Shudder.

Pet Peeve?
The incorrect formation of a plural using an apostrophe. Just add an s! By itself! No apostrophe! God!

What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?
The movie version of Beastly, from the novel by Alex Flinn – due out spring, 2011.

What kind of book do you read when you get sick?
I reread old favorite books when I’m sick. I don’t want anything new. And romances are best.

Do you prefer to write on the computer or with paper?

If you were a bird, which one would you be?
A puffin.

By Nancy Werlin
Released September 7, 2010
Published by Dial

Phoebe finds herself drawn to Mallory, the strange and secretive new kid in school, and the two girls become as close as sisters . . . until Mallory’s magnetic older brother, Ryland, shows up during their junior year. Ryland has an immediate, exciting hold on Phoebe, but a dangerous hold, for she begins to question her feelings about her best friend and, worse, about herself. Soon she’ll discover the shocking truth about Ryland and Mallory: that these two are visitors from the faerie realm who have come to collect on an age-old debt. Generations ago, the faerie queen promised Pheobe’s ancestor five extraordinary sons in exchange for the sacrifice of one ordinary female heir. But in hundreds of years there hasn’t been a single ordinary girl in the family, and now the faeries are dying. Could Phoebe be the first ordinary one? Could she save the faeries, or is she special enough to save herself?

Giveaway Details:
One copy of Extraordinary shipped to US or Canada.
Last day to enter is 12/16/10.
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