Today, I get to spotlight L.K. Madigan's FLASH BURNOUT! I haven't read this one, but L.K. is a super-cool Deb and I can't wait to get my hands on her debut novel.
About L.K. Madigan:
L.K. Madigan is a writer living in Portland, Oregon, who finds it odd to speak in the third person. Therefore:
Hi. I am married with one son, two big black dogs, hundreds of books, and a couple of beaters, I mean vintage cars.
(See? Told you she was super-cool.)
About FLASH BURNOUT:
Fifteen-year-old Blake has a girlfriend and a friend who's a girl. One of them loves him, the other one needs him.
When he snapped a picture of a street person for his photography homework, Blake never dreamed that the woman in the photo was his friend Marissa's long-lost meth addicted mom.
In a tangle of life, death, and love, Blake will emerge with a more sharply defined snapshot of loyalty.
Here are L.K.'s answers to the Thorough Three . . .
NM: What is the age of your protagonist/s?
LKM: Blake is 15, and turns 16 during the course of the book.
NM: What is the single, most important bit of advice you'd give to the You that was the same age as your protagonist/s?
LKM: Please, I beg you … don’t wear that one-armed purple dress with the uneven handkerchief hemline to your high school graduation.
NM: Complete the following sentences:
Everyone should definitely, for sure _____________.
You should NEVER, EVER ___________. But if you absolutely must, make sure to ____________.
LKM: Everyone should definitely, for sure travel outside the United States at least once.
You should NEVER, EVER respond to negative reviews. But if you absolutely must, make sure to be witty and dry.
*Very* good advice, that last one. For more info on L.K. and her work, visit her site. And to buy a copy of her book, go here!