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Interview: Lauren Myracle

May 22nd, 2009 (07:17 am)
thirsty

Current Mood: thirsty
Current Song: Ace Reject by Sugababes

Lauren Myracle cracks me up. Considering the title of her newest book, Peace, Love & Baby Ducks, perhaps I should say she quacks me up. Last year, after we finally met face-to-face, she dubbed me "Li'l Dub." (Note: She is the only person permitted to call me this.) We get along famously - or at least I'd like to think so! - and, due to her writing versatility, I recommend her vast variety of books to various audiences and ages.

Rub a dub dub, three ducks in a tub - rather, two ducks, many books, and a whole lot of questions.

You've said that it took a good ten years from the time you really focused on writing to the time your first novel was published.

Yes, but not by choice. Just sayin'...

What do you know now about the publishing industry that you wish you knew then?

That editors really *are* just people. That they don't always wear black, a la hip and intimidating New Yorkers, but that some of them should break out the pastels more than they do. That wishing and hoping won't make it so, but it's not a bad strategy in terms of keeping yourself focused. That yes, books are products (blech, hate "products"!), but that the fab editors -- meaning the ones I'm lucky enough to work with -- do what they do because books are made not for money, but for love.

What do you know now about your own writing style that you wish you knew then?

That "parents" are easier to write once you become one. That setting still sucks. That my brain has gotten more nimble, which I say that not to be braggy, but as a way of rejoicing in the fact that using the same circuits again and again and firing the same set of neurons again and again does strengthen all of those passage ways. I mean, that's so cool, right? That you do something and do it and do it some more...and you do get better? I guess what I'm saying is that writing, at least for me, is NOT about the gift from the sky of plain raw talent. It's about work. And oddly, that makes me so happy! It's lovely to be a human and to have the potential to GET BETTER at whatever it is you do, that's all.

You have written for various audiences and genres, ranging from elementary and middle school readers to teens, from realistic fiction to horror, from story stories to collaborative novels. What, if anything, do you think all of your stories have in common?

I know exactly what they have in common: a focus on friendship. I didn't set out to have friendship be my thing, but whaddaya know? It is.

Have you experienced any resistance to publication or attempts at censorship when you've dared to have girls kiss girls (Kissing Kate) or talk frankly about their bodies and lives (the Winnie series for kids, the TTYL series for teens) or commit horrible acts (Bliss)?

"Commit horrible acts." Oh, you slay me. (Heh heh heh, little jokey there, eh? You slay me?)

But as for resistance and censorship, that would be a big fat (and often slitty-eyed) YES. In 2007, my ttyl series ranked #7 on the American Library Association's top 10 list of most frequently challenged books. This past year, they jumped to #3. Uh...wh-hoo? I cannot think of one single book I've written that hasn't made some grown-up or other upset/uncomfortable/afraid. It kind of sucks, but I'm not going to let that resistance push me down. The thing is? Really? The characters in my books (well, not counting the ones that, ya know, commit horrible acts) have strong moral compasses; it's just that the situations they put themselves in are "real" and un-prettied-up by fake adult perspective. The girls I write about make bad decisions sometimes, sure, but for the most part, they learn from them.

GO YOU! Will there be any more TTYL or Winnie books in the future?

Why, yes! How lovely of you to ask! :) BFF comes out in September; it's a new TTYL book. FOURTEEN comes out...well, after I finish it, I suppose, and after my editor has her way with it.

I know you have something else up your sleeve...

The first installment of a brand spankin' new series called Luv Ya Bunches comes out in October. I am so excited! It's an instant messaging book(ish), but more for the tween crowd and less for the teen crowd. Like, instead of "should I have sex" drama, there's bobble-head turtle drama. In fact, quite dramatic bobble-head turtle drama...

Is it a mock turtle? Sorry, Alice in Wonderland reference. I had to make it!

From turtles to alligators, from bunches of love to stacks of pancakes: How to Be Bad was a collaborative effort with E. Lockhart and Sarah Mlynowski, one comprehensive novel told from three different viewpoints, while Let It Snow with Maureen Johnson and John Green was a collection of three individual stories which were loosely connected. Would you be interested in writing in either format and/or as a member of a trio again?


If the same threesomes were proposed? HECK yeah. Me lub threesomes, as long as they involve E. and Sarah and Maureen and John. Ooo, maybe we should write a...fivesome? A fivesome! John and Maureen and I have tried to persuade our editor to let us write The Vampire Panties of Doom; I reckon E. and Sarah would have much to contribute to such a tale, don't you? It. Would. Be. EPIC!!!!!

Make it six and count me in! Are your cats literate enough to read your books?

Hahahahaha. *does a rapidfire switch to a straight and sober expression* No. I wish. They aren't even literate enough to clean out their litter box.

Have your kids read any of your books, or will they, when they are old enough?

My ten-year-old has read them all, that good boy! My eight-year-old loves the Winnie books and listens to them as audiobooks every night for twenty minutes. "Twenty Winnie," he calls it. And my four-year-old likes looking at the covers. She is enthralled by the Luv Ya Bunches girls, who are adorable (and stylish!)

Which, if any, of your stories were inspired by your own kids, your siblings, or your childhood?

Well, Bliss? That one about the girls who commit horrible acts? Let's just say...hrm. No, far better to zip our lips, methinks...

Describe Peace, Love, & Baby Ducks, your brand-spankin' new book, solely in song titles. I'm kidding! (But if you can, do! I dare you!)

Tell ya what, smartie pants. I'll give the song titles -- YOU supply the artists! Ready? On three...two...one...

"Sunshine and Summertime"
"Midnight Train to Georgia"
"You're All Grown Up Now"
"Trouble"
"Detours"
"The Good Times Are Killing Me"
"Prayer Without Words"
"Good-Bye Little Rock and Roller"
"Such Great Heights"
"Where Is the Love"
"Sleeping Diagonally"
"I'll Stand by You"
"Rubber Duckie"
"Bridge Over Troubled Water"
"Anyway"
"What a Wonderful World"

Hey, that was fun!

When this interview was first posted, Lauren and I challenged readers to list the artists in the comments below. Thanks to everyone who participated! One random commenter, Jenna, was selected to receive a signed copy of Peace, Love, & Baby Ducks.

Here's the full playlist with artists included. Now, back to the interview...


Now, Lauren, tell me about the sisters in PLBD.

Well, first there's Carly, who's fifteen, and who is one of those blessed individuals who happens to be right about everything. Okay, not really -- but she does have opinions. Lots of them. And many have to do with her firm belief that ONE SHOULD NOT BE FAKE. She lives in a super wealthy Atlanta neighborhood, see, and attends a ritzy prep school, and to her eye, fakeness abounds...and it's depressing and makes her feel smushed and stifled and just knotted up inside. So she rebels by being different...

...and for most of her life, she's had her fourteen-year-old sister, Anna, cheering her on from the wings. Carly would tell Anna what to believe, and Anna would nod obediently and say, "Whatever you say, big sis." A lot of Carly's philosophy revolves around not being pretty-plastic-perfect, but then over the course of one summer...

...Anna grows boobs. Big boobs. And suddenly she's gorgeous, and the pretty-plastic-perfects start crooning to her, saying, "Come, my precioussss! Slip into this pink Ann Taylor dressss, my preciousssss!"

Dun dun dunnnn.

And it's just HARD -- for both sisters. And they both have to learn to be "Carly" and "Anna," instead of "Carly-and-Anna-who-are-sisters-and-who-must-always-fill-these-time-honored-and-particular-roles-of-big-sis-little-sis."

I feel for them. I do.

If you could have an unlimited amount of peace, love, OR baby ducks, which would you pick and why?

*fluffs hair and dons sparkly blue beauty pageant gown WELL. I would choose unlimited LOVE, of course, because then I could sprinkle it over the world like fairy dust -

Fairy dust! Yay! Sorry. Please continue.

- and peace would naturally follow. Peace for humans and baby ducks...and also llamas and flies and clouds and dirt and just, ya know, EVERYTHING.

If you had a nickel for every time someone mispronounced your last name, how rich would you be, and how would you have invested that money?

Ha. Not that rich, as it takes a lot of nickels to add up to...well...more than a pile of nickels. But I'll invest 'em anyway. I'll...hmmm...ooo, I know! I'll give them to that Three Cups of Tea dude to help him keep building schools in Pakistan. DON'T LAUGH.

In all seriousness, that is a noble cause. Name your ten all-time favorite books.

All right, well, I refuse to over-think. I'm just gonna spew. Here goes:

Ramona the Brave
A Little Princess
To Kill a Mockingbird
Rite of Passage
Catcher in the Rye
Flannery O'Connor's Collected Short Stories
The Great Gilly Hopkins

And guess what? I'm stopping there, because tons of others come to mind, but none of them pack the wallop of yes, forever and ever, amen. And the seven above do.

Anything else you care to share?

Nah, I'm good...but what awesome questions!!!! Thanks for having me, toots!

You're welcome, and thank you, mighty Myracle!

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Related Posts at Bildungsroman:
Book Review: Peace, Love & Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle
Book Reviews: The Winnie Books (Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen) by Lauren Myracle
Book Review: How to Be Bad by Lauren Myracle, E. Lockhart, and Sarah Mlynowski
Author Interview: Lauren Myracle, E. Lockhart, and Sarah Mlynowski

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Comments

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Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2009 03:20 pm (UTC)
All it's quacked up to be
happy

I updated the post to inform readers of the new special giveaway! :)

Posted by: Courtney Sheinmel (courtneywrites)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)

What a fun interview to read -- thanks LW and Lauren!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
happy

Thanks, Courtney!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: May 22nd, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
The Artist

"Sunshine and Summertime" Faith Hill
"Midnight Train to Georgia" Gladys knight
"You're All Grown Up Now" The Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower
"Trouble" by Ray LaMontagne
"Detours" Sheryl crow
"The Good Times Are Killing Me" modest mouse
"Prayer Without Words" Mary Gauthier
"Good-Bye Little Rock and Roller" Marshall Chapman
"Such Great Heights" iron and wine
"Where Is the Love" black eyed peas
"Sleeping Diagonally" iron and wine
"I'll Stand by You" Carrie Underwood
"Rubber Duckie" Ernie from Sesame Street!
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" Simon and Garfunkel
"Anyway" Martina McBride
"What a Wonderful World" Louis Armstrong

Leslie B.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2009 04:16 am (UTC)
Re: The Artist

Awesome, Leslie! Check my blog on Monday to see who won.

Posted by: thebookreader-thebookreader.blogspot.com (thebookreader-thebookreader.blogspot.com)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)

awesome interview! Lauen Myracle is one of my favorite authors and heroes!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2009 04:16 am (UTC)

Thanks! Glad that you liked the interview.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: May 22nd, 2009 11:31 pm (UTC)
:D

sunshine and summertime-faith hill
midnight train to georgia- gladys knight and the pips
youre all grown up now- soulfood
trouble-nevershoutnever
detour-sheryl crow
the good times are killing me-modest mouse
prayer without words- mary gauthier
good bye little rock and roller- marshall chapman
such great heights- the postal service
where is the love- black eyed peas
sleeping diagonally- iron and wine
ill stand by you- carrie underwood
rubber duckie- ernie from seseame street
bridge over troubled water- elvis
anyway- kanye west
what a wonderful world- louis armstrong
please let me know if these are wrong

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: May 23rd, 2009 03:26 am (UTC)
Re: :D

Oh and ps. Me name is ari sorry i did not put this :D!!!!!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2009 04:16 am (UTC)
Re: :D
knowing

Hi Ari.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: May 23rd, 2009 06:15 am (UTC)
Re: :D

hi

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)
Re: :D

Thanks for commenting/entering! We'll post the winner (who will be picked randomly) on Monday!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: May 23rd, 2009 12:07 am (UTC)
Hi im Snowy from the peace love and baby ducks site

these are my answers to the song titles some of them i don't think are right but hey i tried

"Sunshine and Summertime" - Faith Hill
"Midnight Train to Georgia" - Gladys Knight & the Pips,
"You're All Grown Up Now" - a musical person of the sort
"Trouble"- pink or britney spears
"Detours" - Sheryl Crow.
"The Good Times Are Killing Me" - Modest Mouse
"Prayer Without Words" - Mary Gauthier
"Good-Bye Little Rock and Roller" - Marshall Chapman
"Such Great Heights"- The Postal Service,
"Where Is the Love" - Black Eyed Peas
"Sleeping Diagonally" - Iron & Wine
"I'll Stand by You" - Carrie Underwood or Pretenders
"Rubber Duckie"- Ernie (voiced by Jim Henson)
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Simon and Garfunkel's
"Anyway" - Martina McBride
"What a Wonderful World"- Louis Armstrong

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)

Hey Snowy! Thanks for visiting. We'll randomly select and announce a winner on Monday, so check back then!

Posted by: summer3r.blogspot.com (summer3r.blogspot.com)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2009 03:42 am (UTC)

great interview! It was fun to read.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)

Thanks, Summer!

Posted by: We must be soulmates (tvwizard)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)

Sunshine and Summertime by Faith Hill, Midnight Train to Georgia by Gladys Knight, You're All Grown Up Now by Appleton (?, I didn't know this one, and looked it up :P ), Trouble by Coldplay (LOVE this song), Detours by Sheryl Crow, The Good Times Are Killing Me by Modest Mouse, Prayer Without Words by Mary Gauthier, Good-Bye Little Rock and Roller by Steve Earle, Such Great Heights (!!!) by THE POSTAL SERVICE!! (I have always been in love with this song!), Where Is the Love by The Black-Eyed Peas (This was THE song in Middle School), Sleeping Diagonally by Iron & Wine, I'll Stand by You by The Pretenders, Rubber Duckie from Sesame Street (Oh, the memories...), Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon And Garfunkel, Anyway by Martina McBride (I cry everytime I hear this woman perform Concrete Angel. She is amazing.), What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong. Great interview, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it! Jenna jennapomme@yahoo.com

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2009 04:14 am (UTC)

Hi Jenna! Thanks for reading the interview and entering the contest! We'll randomly select and announce a winner on Monday, so check back then!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 26th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
happy

CONGRATULATIONS! You have been selected to receive a signed copy of Peace, Love, & Baby Ducks. I just emailed you. Please write back ASAP so that you may claim your prize! :)

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: May 23rd, 2009 11:05 am (UTC)
Taking a shot

"Sunshine and Summertime" - Faith Hill
"Midnight Train to Georgia" - Gladys Knight & the Pips,
"You're All Grown Up Now" - Soul Food - thanks Google!!
"Trouble"- Pink
"Detours" - Sheryl Crow.
"The Good Times Are Killing Me" - Modest Mouse
"Prayer Without Words" - Mary Gauthier
"Good-Bye Little Rock and Roller" - Marshall Chapman
"Such Great Heights"- The Postal Service
"Where Is the Love" - Black Eyed Peas
"Sleeping Diagonally" - Iron & Wine
"I'll Stand by You" - Pretenders
"Rubber Duckie"- Ernie from Seseme Street
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Simon and Garfunkel
"Anyway" - Martina McBride
"What a Wonderful World"- Louis Armstrong


mj.coward[at]gmail.com

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 25th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
Re: Taking a shot

Thanks for chiming in!

Posted by: blackeyedsusans.blogspot.com (blackeyedsusans.blogspot.com)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC)

I don't know Ms. Lauren Myracle's work. Enjoyed the introduction. Thanks for the interview.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)

Thanks for reading! I hope you'll check out some of her books.

Posted by: sdabd (sdabd)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
Song Artists

"Sunshine and Summertime"—Faith Hill
"Midnight Train to Georgia"—Gladys Knight
"You're All Grown Up Now"--Rugrats
"Trouble"—Cat Stevens
"Detours"—Sheryl Crow
"The Good Times Are Killing Me"—Modest Mouse
"Prayer Without Words"—Mary Gauthier
"Good-Bye Little Rock and Roller"—Marshall Chapman
"Such Great Heights"—The Postal Service
"Where Is the Love"—The Blackeyed Peas feat. Justin Timberlake
"Sleeping Diagonally"—Iron & Wine
"I'll Stand by You"--Pretenders
"Rubber Duckie"--Ernie
"Bridge Over Troubled Water"—Simon and Garfunkel
"Anyway"—Martina McBride
"What a Wonderful World"—Louis Armstrong

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Song Artists

Thanks for participating!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: May 23rd, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC)
- reply 2 intervew w/Lauren

Welcome, Lauren Myracle! I was wondering. How do you pronounce your last name? Does it sound like "miracle"? Whichever way it sounds, it looks like a cool last name. :)

"Sunshine and Summertime" by Faith Hill
"Midnight Train to Georgia" by Gladys Knight
"You're All Grown Up Now" by the person who sang, "You're All Grown Up Now"
"Trouble" by Brit, Pink, or Coldplay
"Detours" by Sheryl Crow
"The Good Times Are Killing Me" by Modest Mouse
"Prayer Without Words" by Mary Gauthier
"Good-Bye Little Rock and Roller" by Marshall Chapman
"Such Great Heights" by The Postal Service
"Where Is the Love" by The Black-Eyed Peas (I know this one without even searching it! Which might be a little sad in some people's point of view. But oh well!)
"Sleeping Diagonally" by Six Parts Seven
"I'll Stand by You" by The Pretenders
"Rubber Duckie" by Sesame Street
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon and Garfunkel (That's a weird name. If I had that name, I would totally change it. ;)
"Anyway" by Martina McBride
"What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong

From,
GirlwiththeBraids
(www.readingtomyself.blogspot.com)

ReadingToMyself(at)yahoo(dot)com

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
Re: - reply 2 intervew w/Lauren

Hi GwtB! The first syllable of Lauren's last name is "My," so her name is pronounced how it looks, Myracle - My-rick-ul, instead of Miracle - Meer-rick-ul.

Posted by: sweetmelissa818 (sweetmelissa818)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC)

"Sunshine and Summertime" Faith Hill
"Midnight Train to Georgia" Gladys Knight
"You're All Grown Up Now" SoulFood
"Trouble" by Coldplay
"Detours" Sheryl Crow
"The Good Times Are Killing Me" Modest Mouse
"Prayer Without Words" Mary Gauthier
"Good-Bye Little Rock and Roller" Marshall Chapman
"Such Great Heights" The Shins
"Where Is the Love" Black Eyed Peas
"Sleeping Diagonally" The Six Parts Seven
"I'll Stand by You" The Pretenders
"Rubber Duckie" Sesame Street
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" Simon and Garfunkel
"Anyway" Lemonheads
"What a Wonderful World" Louis Armstrong

This is hard, since there are more than one artist for certain songs. I just picked the version I would rather listen to.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)

*grin*

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: May 23rd, 2009 11:43 pm (UTC)

I just finished reading Bliss...It was a little freaky...
Here are my answers. =)

"Sunshine and Summertime" – Faith Hill
"Midnight Train to Georgia" – Gladys Knight
"You're All Grown Up Now" – Soulfood
"Trouble" – Elvis Presley
"Detours" – Sheryl Crow
"The Good Times Are Killing Me" – Modest Mouse
"Prayer Without Words" – Mary Gauthier
"Good-Bye Little Rock and Roller" – Chapman Marshall
"Such Great Heights" – The Postal Service
"Where Is the Love" – Black Eyed Peas
"Sleeping Diagonally" – Iron and Wine
"I'll Stand by You" – The Pretenders or Carrie Underwood
"Rubber Duckie” – Ernie (Jim Henson)
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" – Simon & Garfunkel
"Anyway" – Martina McBride
"What a Wonderful World" – Louis Armstrong

Tara

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2009 11:47 pm (UTC)

Thanks for playing, Tara!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: May 24th, 2009 01:42 am (UTC)

Sunshine and Summertime by: Faith Hill
Midnight Train To Georgia by Gladys Knight
Where is the love by the black eyed peas

Sorry. Thats all I know.:(

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 24th, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)

Don't apologize! Glad that you entered.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: May 24th, 2009 03:57 am (UTC)

OK, I'm playing. The artistes for the songs are :

"Sunshine and Summertime" Faith Hill
"Midnight Train to Georgia" Gladys knight
"You're All Grown Up Now" The Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower
"Trouble" by Ray LaMontagne
"Detours" Sheryl Crow
"The Good Times Are Killing Me" Modest Mouse
"Prayer Without Words" Mary Gauthier
"Good-Bye Little Rock and Roller" Marshall Chapman
"Such Great Heights" Iron and Wine
"Where Is the Love" Black Eyed Peas
"Sleeping Diagonally" Iron and Wine
"I'll Stand by You" Carrie Underwood
"Rubber Duckie" Ernie from Sesame Street aka the late Jim Henson
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" Simon and Garfunkel
"Anyway" Martina McBride
"What a Wonderful World" Louis Armstrong

Did I miss anything out?

Llehn
lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 24th, 2009 07:08 am (UTC)

Thanks for playing, Llehn!

Posted by: paradoxrevealed.blogspot.com (paradoxrevealed.blogspot.com)
Posted at: May 24th, 2009 05:32 am (UTC)

0~0

I know absolutely nothing about music, so I'm not going to embarrass myself by an attempt at guessing... But I enjoyed the interview!

*Paradox*

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 24th, 2009 06:41 am (UTC)

Thanks for reading the interview!

Posted by: Vivian Lee Mahoney (hipwritermama)
Posted at: May 24th, 2009 01:42 pm (UTC)

Fun interview! I love how Lauren threw down the gauntlet with the songs. Sounds like a good book!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 24th, 2009 02:43 pm (UTC)

She's such fun.

Posted by: naggy8 (naggy8)
Posted at: May 24th, 2009 11:38 pm (UTC)

Here are my answers. I don't know if they're all right, but I gave them my best guesses.

"Sunshine and Summertime" by Faith Hill
"Midnight Train to Georgia" by Gladys Knight
"You're All Grown Up Now" by Soul Food
"Trouble" by Cold Play
"Detours" by Sheryl crow
"The Good Times Are Killing Me" by modest mouse
"Prayer Without Words" by Mary Gauthier
"Good-Bye Little Rock and Roller" by Marshall Chapman
"Such Great Heights" by The Postal Service
"Where Is the Love" by black eyed peas
"Sleeping Diagonally" by iron and wine
"I'll Stand by You" by Carrie Underwood
"Rubber Duckie" by Ernie from Sesame Street!
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon and Garfunkel
"Anyway" by Martina McBride
"What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong

Alexa
lovinfitch(at)aim(dot)com

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 25th, 2009 12:14 am (UTC)

Thanks, Alexa!

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Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 27th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)

Excellent! Enjoy the books - and the music. :)

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: September 19th, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC)

omg!!! i cant wait for fourteen to come out i love all these books they r so lovely and the part in 13 when winnie asks lars if they are gonns brake up or no and then she looks at him and she sees tears in his eyes is so beautiful i had 2 finish it in 2 days i so just wanted to get to the ending hope ur new book 14 comes out soon love yaaaa!!!!!! lauren.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: September 19th, 2009 08:06 pm (UTC)

:)

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