Thursday, August 2, 2012

A Day in the Life of Lisa Burstein + GIVEAWAY

Hello and welcome to "A Day in the Life of..."©, a featured guest post exclusive to my blog that's published on Mondays and sometimes, on Thursdays. On these two days, a spotlight guest will share a normal day in their lives, giving us insight on their thoughts, projects, interests, obsessions and more. Occasionally, and if we're lucky, they'll even throw in a giveaway.

And now on with the show...

Today it's my pleasure to welcome Lisa Burstein, author of Pretty Amy, newly released in May 2012 by Entangled Publishing Currently Lisa is smoothing out the finishing touches in her upcoming book, Dear Cassie.

Lisa Burstein is a Goodreads Author
Lisa Burstein is a tea seller by day and a writer by night. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University and is glad to finally have it be worth more than the paper it was printed on. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her very patient husband, a neurotic dog and two cats. Pretty Amy is her first novel. She never went to her senior prom.

She wrote her first story when she was in second grade. It was a Thanksgiving tale from the point of view of the turkey from freezer to oven to plate. It was scandalous.

She was a lot like Amy when she was in high school.

She is still a lot like Amy.

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A Day in the Life of Lisa Burstein

A typical weekday from totally boring, totally ordinary young adult author of Pretty Amy, Lisa Burstein (I say boring because if this was one of my character's lives they would surely be complaining about how bored they were- LOL) ~ Lisa Burstein

5:40 AM alarm goes off, I grumble and hit snooze.

5:50 AM alarm blares and is snoozed again, more grumbles.

6:00 AM alarm blares and husband yells for me to turn off alarm, while dog burrows under covers. 
More grumbles, but I finally wake up. I wish I didn't have to, but in addition to being a young adult author I also have a day job. I don't hate my day job, but I certainly do hate having to have one.

6:01 AM Coffee is made. My cat usually comes in the kitchen to say hello, splaying himself out like a bear rug. Lunch is packed: Cottage cheese, tomatoes and crackers almost every day. Because it's easy to make and I am lazy.

6:10 AM shower- I use my time in the shower to work out plot points and ideas for what I am currently writing. I usually get my best ideas in the shower. I sometimes even get ideas for tweets in the shower. I am ashamed to even admit this.

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7:00 AM arrive at the day-job where I am chained to my desk until 3:30PM. At the day-job I work and also tweet with readers and friends. Do some face-booking, blogging, emails with editor, publicist and agent as needed oh and also WORK.

4:00 PM- I try to go to the gym. The word is "try" but now that I am under deadline for my second novel, which is DUE THIS MONTH, I am usually back home and in my office writing. I write until dinner.

6:30 PM- dinner with hubby.

7:00 PM until bed- Watching TV or reading until I fall asleep. I am always reading at least one book. The book I am reading now is Where It Began by, Ann Redisch Stampler because a reviewer compared it to my first novel Pretty Amy.

10:00 PM- Lights out, so I can be well-rested for another super-exciting day as a young adult author ;).

Thank you, Lisa, for sharing your day with us and thank you, readers for taking the time to stop by. I hope that you've enjoyed today's 
"A Day in the Life of..."

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  1. Thanks for the post and the giveaway, but what a shame that I can't participate. I find the book interesting.

  2. Thank you for the giveaway, and the interview.