Author Interview & Book Giveaway: The Secret of the Scarlet Stone by T.L. Clarke

Welcome to author T.L. Clarke.

T.L. Clarke (TLC) is a middle-grade and young-adult author. Her debut mystery and adventure novel, THE SECRET OF THE SCARLET STONE (A Gabby Girls Adventure Novel) weaves a sleuth tale that embraces the true meaning of “Girl Power”. The next installment of the “Gabby Girls Adventure” novel series will be released next year, summer 2011. TLC grew-up in New York and now lives in the Washington DC area.
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If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
Definitely into the future

If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
Lara Croft from Tomb Raiders, Wonder Woman, Oprah Winfrey, they are smart, resourceful and witty. Patrick Jane from The Mentalist and Adrian Monk from Monk, they are brilliant detectives and very witty.

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
Without a doubt the fabulous “Wonder Woman”

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
Super-human strength

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Cookies and Cream

What’s your favorite music genre? Favorite artist? Song?
I like to mix it up between R&B, Hip-Hop, and Pop My favorite artist is Maxwell Right now, my favorite song is Rihanna’s “Only Girl”

Night owl, or early bird?
I’m definitely a Night Owl!

Skittles or M&Ms?

Favorite Cartoon?
Family Guy

What is your favorite book that has been made into a movie?
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
It has action, adventure, mystery, and a whole lot of “Girl Power”.

What do you do when you are in-between books?

If you could be one of the Greek Gods, which would it be?
Goddess Themis

What is your dream cast for your book?
Willow Smith as “Gabrielle Martin”
Dakota Fanning as “Jessica Owens”
Abigail Breslin as “Rosalinda Hernandez Diaz”
Gabby Soleil as “Zora Patterson”

Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?
 “Hard” by Rihanna would be the theme song for ‘Gabrielle Martin’ (character in my book).

What is your favorite quote?
Maya Angelou – “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you’d be embarrassed to admit?
Glee and Pretty Little Liars

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Genre: Mystery, Adventure (Middle-Grade/Young-Adult)

Paperback release: January 27, 2011

eBook is currently available at all major booksellers

Book Synopsis:

Can you help the Gabby Girls solve the clues? The Gabby Girls are drawn together by the only thing that they have in common, which is the mysterious scarlet pendant they each possess. But things seem even stranger when they find a clue that tempts them with the answer to the question they have longed to know. After all, Gabby Girls always stick together, and every day is a…Gabby Girls Adventure!

Giveaway Details:
1 winner wins: one book, one t-shirt, one keychain
Open to US only
Ends 02/07/11

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