Monday, April 26, 2010

Girlfriends' Cyber Circuit Tour - Jessica Brody

Today's guest on the Girlfriends' Cyber Circuit is Jessica Brody, author of The Karma Club, her debut YA novel!

Seriously, don't you want to read the book from the title alone? But wait, there's much, much more! Keep reading for all things Karma Club, including a very fun book trailer and your chance to win one of four Flip Phones!

When you mess with Karma, Karma messes back...

Madison Kasparkova always thought she understood how Karma works. Do good things and you'll be rewarded, do something bad and Karma will make sure you get what you deserve. But when Maddy’s boyfriend cheats on her, nothing bad comes his way. That’s why Maddy starts the Karma Club, to clean up the messes that the universe has left behind and get back at the people who have wronged them. Sometimes, though, it isn’t wise to meddle with the universe. It turns out Karma often has plans of its own.

Here's what folks are saying about The Karma Club:

"Written with wit and panache. Readers will have fun with this one, and it might make them think a little, too."

“Fresh, funny and engaging. This is one YA debut you won’t want to miss.”
-Alyson Noël, NYT bestselling author of The Immortals series

"A well-paced comedy, with a nice balance of cinematic physical humor and genuine teen emotions."
--Publisher's Weekly

Check out this trailer and play "spot the celebrity"!

Free Flip Giveaway:

To celebrate the release of The Karma Club on April 27, Jessica is giving away FOUR Flip Video Cameras (as well as TONS of other cool prizes!) on her site. Visit her website for all the details and to enter to win!

About the Author

Jessica Brody is the author of two books for adults. The Karma Club is her first book for teens. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California where she is working on her next novel. Despite what some people from her high school might claim, she has never sought revenge on an ex-boyfriend. Visit her online at:

And interview with Jessica!

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 suppose I’d have to choose Maddy from The Karma Club. Although I don’t envy her for having to deal with a cheating boyfriend and the stuck-up queen Bee who stole him. But she does have some very awesome friends to support her. And then there’s that new guy in the picture who’s pretty freaking cute. I wouldn’t mind hanging out with him for an afternoon!

2. What's the weirdest tidbit of research you've ever incorporated into a book?

Well, I haven’t done it yet, but next month I’m scheduled to go “under cover” at a fast food restaurant. In the book I’m writing now (52 Reasons to Hate My Father), a teen heiress is forced to work at a fast food restaurant and since I’ve never worked at one, I need to get to find out what it’s like. My friend owns a Taco John’s restaurant and he’s bringing me as a new employee so that I can be trained like it’s my first day. I told him not to tell any of the other employees what I was doing so I could get the “real experience.” I’ve never been more excited to make tacos! But what I’m really looking forward to is working the drive-thru. I’ve always wanted to wear one of those headsets. “Welcome to Taco Johns, can I take you order?” How did I do?

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 that’s easy. Cheesy, bubble-gummy, teeny-bopper pop music. I love it to death! Especially the stuff from the UK. They do pop music better than anyone! I have stuff that would make your teeth hurt! My husband can’t stand any of the music I listen to. When asked in an interview once, what’s his least favorite type of music, he replied, “Whatever is in my wife’s CD player at the moment.” Haha! It’s the biggest joke between us!

4. What's your earliest memory?

I think my earliest memory was when my little sister was born. I was three. I remember coming up to the side of the bed after she’d been delivered and my mom asking if I wanted to touch her. I quickly shook my head. I remember thinking, “I’m not touching that. She looks totally slimy!”

5. Do you have any phobias?

I don’t know if I’d call it a phobia, per se, but I have this really weird thing about bones. I’m totally squeamish about them. No one can crack any bones around me. And I can’t have my bones touched. My hip bone is the worst. I don’t even like touching it! It’s very odd. I think something terrible must have happened to me (and my bones) in a past life!

Thanks to Jessica for taking the time to answer my questions, and big congrats on your teen debut!


Next week on the Girlfriends' Cyber Circuit tour is...*gulp* I haven't decided if I'm going to "tour myself" and answer my own questions. I've never thought of any answers!



Jeri - you are the biggest contributer to my TBR pile when you do these interviews!!
Another added to the list - looks fun.

Posted by: Blogger Karen at 4/27/2010 8:16 AM

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