Sunday, March 29, 2009

Meeting Suzanne Selfors

Last week I read one of the best books I've ever read! -Saving Juliet by Suzanne Selfors. Here's a bit about it from the flap inside the book:
"Two Juliets, both alike in desperation...17 year old Mimi Wallingford, of the Broadway Wallingfords, has a life most girls can only dream of -complete with the starring role in her family's production of Romeo and Juliet. But acting is not her dream, and she's fighting for the right to trade her script for a scalpel and become a doctor.
14 year old Juliet Capulet of the Verona Capulets, has lived a lonely life -imprisioned by the feud that consumes her family and by her iron-fisted mother's forcing her into an unwanted marriage. She will do anything to avoid her betrothed, even if it requires faking a boil on her bottom -or something more dangerous.
During the play's final performance, Mimi's wish to get away actually comes true when she and her heartthrob costar, Troy Summer, are magically transported into Shakespeare's Verona. Now that she knows the real Juliet, Mimi doesn't want to stand by and allow the play to reach it's tragic end. But if saving her new friend means changing the ending of the greatest love story of all time, will she and Troy ever make it back to Broadway?"

I looked on and coincidently, she was making an appearence at my favorite bookstore: Once Upon A Story, in Long Beach (Once Upon A Story is a great little independent book store on 4th street, inbetween Redondo and Termino, check it out sometime, you'll love it:) ! So I went today, and got to meet her, and she signed my book for me. I also listened to her read from her recently published children's book Fortune's Magic Farm and talked to the illustrator of the book. It was an awesome experience!

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