Monday, December 17, 2012

Do Not Read This Interview.

There. The title was my attempt at stopping you. Lisa Regan can't say I didn't try to keep this information from the public. ;)

*Slides a folder across her desk* What you do with it is your business...

TRANSCRIPT 

Carrie:  So, Lisa. Tell me a secret. 

Lisa: About what?

Carrie: It doesn't matter. Just tell me something. *Pause* And on a completely unrelated note, have some rum. 

Lisa:  Well, this isn’t really a secret but it’s something you wouldn’t know unless you lived in Philadelphia.  The Wissahickon Creek flows through the city—that’s not a secret.  But no one calls it that.  No one calls it the Wissahickon and no one calls it a creek.  If you live here and you’re from here, you call it “back the crick”.  Yes, “crick” as in a crick in one’s neck.  I don’t know why.  It’s just how things are!

Carrie: Weird! We say "crick" here, too. Why don't you tell me a secret about Finding Claire Fletcher?

Lisa: Are you recording this?

Carrie: Lisa, I'm insulted. I'm your friend, your critique partner, your pub sister, your--

Lisa:  Okay, originally this book went a lot further in time in the characters’ lives.  I went deeply into Connor and Claire’s relationship and his attempts to woo her.  He even snuck her into a prom to try to make up for all that she missed while she was abducted.  But agents said I was trying to do too much and CPs said that all of that was a story for another book so I cut it all.  (75,000 words, mind you!)  I may try to work it into a future book featuring those two lovebirds.

Carrie: You realize that by telling me this, you have to work it in, right? I will not rest until I read those 75,000 words.

Lisa: We'll see. I'm not making any promis--

Carrie: Nonsense! Now tell me a secret about you. Something no one else would know.

Lisa:  I love romantic comedies.  LOVE them.  Which is weird because my work is all dark and twisted and gritty and in books I like my characters good and damaged.  But I could watch rom coms all day long and not get tired of them.  I know they’re silly and formulaic and you always know what’s going to happen but I don’t care.  Most of the time they don’t even touch on what happens 3-5 years down the road when those same two people are stuck in this relationship that they hate and secretly want to stab each other but still, I love them!  I can rarely stomach comedic romance in a book—it makes me all “Bah!  That will never last!”—but for some reason on the big screen I love it.  Some of my favorites are The Cutting Edge (which is mentioned in my book), French Kiss, Picture Perfect, What Women Want, Two Weeks Notice, The Wedding Planner . . . the list goes on and on.

Carrie: Hah! I love it.

Lisa: You're not going to tell anyone, are you?

Carrie: *Smiles* Can I get you a refill?
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Quick! Give me that. I hear Lisa coming. Let's act like we were doing something else--a book promo or something. Here, I'll give you some information about her debut...

 Details 
Title: Finding Claire Fletcher
Author: Lisa Regan
Genre: Crime/Suspense
Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing
Release Date: December 06, 2012

 About the Book  
Down on his luck, Detective Connor Parks takes solace in the arms of a woman he meets at a local bar, but in the morning, Claire Fletcher is gone, leaving behind clues to a decade-old mystery. Abducted at age fifteen, no one has heard from Claire Fletcher in ten years.  Until now.  Driven by an unsettling need to see Claire again, Connor sets out to solve the mystery of her disappearance once and for all. 

 Giveaway 
As part of the Finding Claire Fletcher Blog Tour (12/6/12 through 12/21/12), Lisa Regan will be giving away the following items:

  • $25.00 Amazon Gift Card
  • 1 signed copy of the paperback of Finding Claire Fletcher
  • 1 e-book version of Finding Claire Fletcher

All you have to do is visit the Finding Claire Fletcher Blog Tour & Giveaway page on Lisa’s blog which you can find here and comment on that page letting Lisa know whose blog you’ve just come from.  Each commenter will be assigned a number and then the winners will be chosen using random.org.  Winners will be announced on 12/24/12!

 About the Author 

Lisa Regan is a suspense novelist. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Master of Education Degree from Bloomsburg University. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter.

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 Where to Buy 

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Phew! That was close.
 
So, have you read Finding Claire Fletcher yet?
(If not, you might want to check out my review on GR!)

Have a great week, guys! ♥

52 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Whoa! You cut 75,000 words? That's the length of my first two books.

Iain said...

I am sooooo checking for bugs next time we have a conversation ;o)
I think I'm gong to have to amend my Christmas list and add this book on the bottom :o)

Peggy Eddleman said...

Loved this! You two are so clever. And holy word cuttage, Batman! 75,000?! That deserves some kind of plaque to hang in your office, Lisa!

ilima said...

I LOVE The Cutting Edge. Fun interview!

JeffO said...

I'm starting to think everyone not from Long Island calls it a 'crick.' Great interview!

cleemckenzie said...

Cutting is among my biggest challenges. You've given me hope that I can do that! Thanks for the great interview.

Nancy Thompson said...

Hahaha! I'm from Pittsburgh orginally & all my relatives call it a crick. How funny! Next time we get together, we should get a place near the crick & watch rom coms all night because Ilove 'em too! Very cute post! I expected nothing less from my two pub sister/CPs!

Lisa Regan said...

Thanks guys for all your great comments! Thank you, Carrie, for hosting me!!!! *hugs* :)

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

You cut 75 thousand words! Enough for a new book. So, in effect, you wrote two books! Wow! Lisa, you are my hero.

Samantha May said...

Wow! You cut out an entire book :P At least you were able to take the advice and move forward. That's a pretty big deal! Congratulations on your success and I love the interview :)

Carrie Butler said...

Lisa is a writing beast! ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Just don't check the flower pot!

I mean, bugs? What bugs? Don't be silly. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Why thank you, Pegasus! :)

Oh, I know. Lisa rocks!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Ilima! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Gotta love dialect! ;) Thanks, Jeff!

Carrie Butler said...

Me too. Lisa is today's inspiration! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Oo, oo... a writer's retreat in a cabin by a "crick," watching rom-coms! :D

Thanks, Nancy!

Carrie Butler said...

Anytime, Lisa! *hugs* You're always welcome! :)

Carrie Butler said...

I second that! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks for stopping by, Samantha! :D

Ciara said...

I couldn't breathe for a second. Wow, cutting seventy-five thousand words is a big deal. Congrats on your success!

Dana Mason said...

You two are too cute for words. I'm a little disappointed that you're not sharing the rum though. :)
I finished Finding Claire Fletcher last week. I haven't written a review yet because...well...Friday happened and I just can't deal with such an intense book and the death of many small children in such a short period of time. I will write a review very soon...or when things return to normal and I can think dark thoughts without all the icky stuff getting in the way.
Until then, let me get on the "we need a follow up book right away" train. I would love to know what happens with Claire and Connor. Both are such rich and wonderful characters, I crave to know what happen to them. You could write a story about their children maybe...hint hint. :)
Oh, and, Lisa, check out Definitely, Maybe. It's a great romcom, methinks you will like.

Melissa said...

hahaha You two are a hoot! xD
(pass the rum)

Natasha Hanova said...

That's so Master And Margarita, cutting all those words. Ouch!

Great interview. Very fun. Congrats, Lisa.

Tara Tyler said...

inventive & funny!
those are great movies! no harm in liking rom coms! its the weepy ones i dont like...
nice job, ladies!

Melodie said...

I did NOT know Lisa was a fellow romcom-er. She didn't mention The Wedding Decoy - a great one set in Ireland. Highly recommend!
Great interview, ladies! I can't believe Lisa's book is already out - it seems like the months flew by.
Yours is next, Carrie. WOOT!

Morgan said...

Totally entertaining... and the title totally made me HAVE to read this ;-)

Leigh Covington said...

Too bad ladies - I totally had to read this! You ladies are hilarious!
Lisa - the book sounds awesome! Congrats!

Carrie Butler said...

I know! I was so impressed. :) Thanks for stopping by, Ciara!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Dana! :) Oh, you know I'm always willing to share--especially with pub family. RUM FOR EVERYONE (of legal age)!

Carrie Butler said...

I love that my blog has turned into a pirate ship for the week. Rum for Melissa! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Natasha! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Tara! :D

Carrie Butler said...

I can't believe how fast time is flying. I don't whether to be excited or scared!

Thanks, Melodie! :D

Carrie Butler said...

You read Monster at the End of This Book as a child, didn't you? *grins*

Carrie Butler said...

How sneaky of you! ;) Thanks, Leigh!

E.J. Wesley said...

Great interview! There's rum? Can you interview me next? :-D

Donna K. Weaver said...

Haha. Nicely done.

For a minute there the beginning reminded me of the little Grover book "Monster at the End of the Book".

Emily R. King said...

Lisa, we could watch movies together. We have the same taste.

Love the interview, ladies!

Laura Diamond said...

Yep, we use the word "crick" to refer to streams. LOL!

Congrats on your book release! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Heck yea! ;) Thanks, E.J.!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Donna! :) Funny you should mention Grover. Lisa and I both love that book!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Empress King! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you for stopping by, Laura! :)

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Sneaking her into prom? How sweet!! I love rom com too. The best one I saw this year was "Friends with Benefits". Loved Woody Harrelson's character and the end almost made me shed happy tears.

Lindsay N. Currie said...

Great interview Carrie! This sounds really fun -- like I need to add it to my TBR pile right now! *dashes off*

Carrie Butler said...

I knew I wasn't the only one who wanted to read that scene! :)

LISA, THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN! LOL

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Lindsay! :) You really should. I think it'll be right up your alley!

Kelley Lynn said...

I've bought this and I can't wait to read this!!!

Carrie Butler said...

Read it now! Read it now! :D

Talli Roland said...

My goodness, you sure know how to intrigue us with an opening like that!

Great interview, ladies. The book sounds wonderful.

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Talli! :D