Suzanne Young's A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL, in which a 17-year-old discovers that by performing the good deeds that her body compels her to, she will disappear into the Light and be forgotten, but by fighting "the Need," her fate could be even more dire, to Donna Brayat Balzer and Bray, in a two-book deal, in a pre-empt, by Jim McCarthyat Dystel & Goderich Literary Management (World English).
But today we're here to talk about her new release, The Naughty List, which sounds delectably fun.
About The Naughty List:
As if being a purrfect cheerleader isn’t enough responsibility! Tessa Crimson’s the sweet and spunky leader of the SOS (Society of Smitten Kittens), a cheer squad–turned–spy society dedicated to bringing dastardly boyfriends to justice, one cheater at a time. Boyfriend-busting wouldn’t be so bad . . . except that so far, every suspect on the Naughty List has been proven 100% guilty!
When Tessa’s own boyfriend shows up on the List, she turns her sleuthing skills on him. Is Aiden just as naughty as all the rest, or will Tessa’s sneaky ways end in catastrophe?
The Naughty List. Is your boyfriend on it?
Follow the squad at www.thecheaterreport.blogspot.com.
Look out for the series: The Naughty List: 2/4/10, So Many Boys: 6/10/10; A Good Boy is Hard to Find: 10/2010
What bloggers are saying about The Naughty List:
www.bookchicclub.blogspot.com: "Suzanne Young's The Naughty List is a fast, original, and fun romp that fans of Ally Carter's Gallagher Girls series will surely enjoy! Tessa is a wonderful, relatable character full of depth, quirks, and heart. A sure-fire hit!"
www.thestorysiren.com: “Espionage, lively cheerleaders, and very naughty boys... equal one debut that I found unputdownable!”
www.sharonlovesbooksandcats.com: “Holy cannoli! The Naughty List is one of the most adorable books I have ever read. Seriously,, people this book is just dripping in cuteness.”
Suzanne Young is a brilliant scientist. Not really. But she is a former middle school teacher turned zookeeper (mother). When Suzanne's not fending off zombie squirrels or narrating her daughter's Barbie soap operas, she can be found camping on the Oregon coast or writing obsessively.
Suzanne is the author of The Naughty List series coming February 4th, 2010 from Razorbill/Penguin. The Naughty List is about a group of cheerleaders who investigate cheating boyfriends. Which Suzanne never did. Or at least, not that you can prove.
Learn more at www.suzanne-young.blogspot.com.
And now, my interview with Suzanne:
1. If you could inhabit the life of any of your characters, enter their world and deal with it as that person, which one would you choose?
I’d have to say Tessa. I think it’d be really fun to have that much perk. And the adorable boyfriend doesn’t hurt.
2. What's the weirdest tidbit of research you've ever incorporated into a book?
I had to research cheerleading terminology. Herkies, anyone?
3. Let's say there's a TV show, movie, or recording artist that has a cult of you. Which is it? (i.e., what do you like that no one else you know likes)?
Oh, it would have to be Battlestar Galactica. So say we all!
4. What's your earliest memory?
I think I had to be 6 or 7 and my older brother brought me to the movies. I begged for one of those GIANT sodas. Then I accidentally kicked it over with my foot (before cupholder seats). I remember the look on his face as we listened to it drip over the step ahead of us for what seemed like hours. Oops.
5. Do you have any phobias?
Spiders. They give me the creepy crawlies all over.
Congrats to Suzanne on the new release!