Fair Youth by Christine Dzidrums – Interview & Giveaway

Welcome to Author Christine Dzidrums

A proud Angeleno, Christine Dzidrums was born raised and lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband, two sons and daughter. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts from California State University, Fullerton. She previously wrote the biographies: Joannie Rochette: Canadian Ice Princess,Yuna Kim: Ice Queen, Shawn Johnson: Gymnastics’ Golden Girl and Nastia Liukin: Ballerina of Gymnastics. Her first novel, Cutters Don’t Cry, won a 2010 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award in the Young Adult Fiction category. She also wrote the tween book, Fair Youth, and the beginning reader books, Timmy and the Baseball Birthday Party and Timmy Adopts a Girl Dog. Christine also authored the picture book, Princess Dessabelle Makes a Friend. She recently competed her second novel, Kaylee: The ‘What If ?’ Game.

Links
WEBSITE | BLOG | TWITTER | FACEBOOK

Interview
If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose? 
Judy Blume, Ben Affleck, Adam Levine, Bill Clinton and Martin Scorsese

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? 
Peanut Butter n Chocolate from Baskin Robbins!

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book. 
Who doesn’t love a book about teenage fairies that kick some major booty?

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen? 
Little Women or Tiger Eyes

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? 
I was born and raised in Southern California. I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else…especially in places that snow. I’m such a baby about cold weather! I need my sunshine!

What is your favorite Quote? 
“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” – Salvador Dalí

If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play the lead role and why? 
Sandra Oh. She’s just awesome!

Can you see yourself in any of your characters? 
As far as Fair Youth goes, I see a little bit of myself in each fairy. I’m slightly awkward like Emylee. I can be quite introspective like Jessamine. I’m a little fiery like Leiko, and I have Reva’s guarded personality.

What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year? 
I can’t wait to see the film version of Les Miserables. I’ve only waited for its release for 20 years!

What do you do in your free time?
I have three children who are all under the age of five, so I don’t have much free time! When I do get some me time, I enjoy going to the movies with my husband or going out to dinner and having a nice, relaxing conversation.

Finish the sentence- one book I wish I had written is…. 
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. I think its the best Young Adult book from the last 20 years, and I’ve reread it several times. The characters feel so real…honest and the wistful lead character is filled with so many regrets that it breaks my heart. I always find myself tearing up in the final chapters.

Favorite sport? 
I’m a figure skating and gymnastics nut. I also like watching baseball. Go Dodgers!

Print or Ebook? 
Print, print, print! Books were made to be held. Pages were made to be turned!

Facebook or Twitter? 
Facebook. I’m afraid I’ve never quite gotten the hang of Twitter. I’m on there, though. @ChristineWriter

Favorite quote from a movie? 
“I overreacted.” –Bill In “Kill Bill: Volume 2”

Fair Youth: Emylee of Forest Springs

The Fay sisters came to Forest Springs for one reason – me. Me – the girl who never existed. Me – the invisible loner.

Twelve-year-old Emylee Markette has felt invisible her entire life. Then one fateful afternoon, three beautiful sisters arrive in her sleepy New England town and instantly become the most popular girls at Forest Springs Middle School. To everyone’s surprise, the Fay sisters befriend Emylee and welcome her into their close-knit circle. Before long, the shy loner finds herself running with the cool crowd, joining the track team and even becoming friends with her lifelong crush. Through it all, though, Emylee’s weighed down by nagging suspicions. Why were the Fay sisters so anxious to befriend her? How do they know some of her inner thoughts? What do they truly want from her? When Emylee eventually discovers that her new friends are secretly fairies, she finds her life turned upside down yet again and must make some life-changing decisions. Fair Youth: Emylee of Forest Springs marks the first volume in an exciting new book series.

Giveaway Details
1 ebook of Fair Youth
Ends 1/6/12

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