Author Interview & Book Giveaway: Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft by Jody Gehrman

Welcome to Author Jody Gehrman

Jody Gehrman is the author of seven novels and numerous plays. Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft is her most recent Young Adult novel. Her other Young Adult novels include Babe in Boyland, Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty, and Triple Shot Bettys in Love, (Penguin’s Dial Books). Babe in Boyland has recently been optioned by the Disney Channel. Her adult novels areNotes from the Backseat, Tart, and Summer in the Land of Skin (Red Dress Ink). Her plays have been produced in Ashland, New York, San Francisco, Chicago and L.A. She and her partner David Wolf won the New Generation Playwrights Award for their one-act, Jake Savage, Jungle P.I. She is a professor of English at Mendocino College.!home/mainPage

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Chocolate peanut butter. Amazing!

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
My husband cooks out of this world waffles with strawberry and bacon.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
Because it’s got necromancers, cute boys, and magical chocolate cake!

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
I just love getting emails from readers. Once a girl told me she was afraid of high school until she read my book. That really touched me.

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world.. which would it be?
Hogwarts, for sure! What an enchanting world that is. I’d also like to ride on one of Scott Westerfeld’s hoverboards!

What is your dream cast for your book?
Audrey=Katharine Isabelle
Sadie=Gretchen Moll
Julian=Joseph Gordon-Levitt (though at 30, I guess he’s getting a little old to play a teenager. Still, he’s got a baby face, right?)

Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?
Spooky Little Girl Like You by The Zombies

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
Love what you do and surround yourself with people who support you in pursuing your dreams.

What’s the craziest writing idea you’ve had?
A historical romance featuring brain-sucking sea monsters. Yeah. Didn’t really work.

What’s your favorite season/weather?
Autumn storms.

Favorite smell?
Lavender…or fresh-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies.

Print or Ebook?
Ebooks are so amazing, though once in a while I still love a paperback I can abuse.

Chocolate or Vanilla?

Horror or Romance?
Romance with a dark edge.

Summer or Winter?

Harry Potter or Twilight?
Harry Potter, though I did gobble the Twilight series.

Cats or Dog?
Cats! I’ve got a fat one sitting on my lap right now, purring away.

Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft

Falling in love, baking a magical cake, fighting an evil necromancer—it’s all in a day’s work for Audrey Oliver, seventeen-year-old witch-in-training. When her mother goes missing and her mysterious “cousin” shows up out of the blue, Audrey must get her own magical powers up to speed or risk losing the people she loves most.

Giveaway Details
1 copy of Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft
Paperback open to US only, Ebook open Internationally
Ends 9/2/12

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