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May
09
Interview with the Author of The Lipstick Laws
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Hello all! Today we have an interview with the author of The Lipstick Laws, Amy Holder. The Lipstick Laws debuted on April 4, 2011!

Author, Amy Holder

Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I’m a huge animal lover with an affinity for chocolate, writing, laughing, art, my CHI hair straightener, and having fun. I’m originally from upstate New York (close to the setting of THE LIPSTICK LAWS), but I currently reside in the Philadelphia area with my verbally challenged sidekicks (pets).

What made you want to write a book? Did you get inspired by someone?
I’ve been writing stories and poems since I was six years old after falling in love with Shel Silverstein’s A LIGHT IN THE ATTIC. It was one of my favorite books as a child, and I believe his quirky writing was what first sparked my love of writing and reading at an early age. I’ve always written, but I didn’t always think I’d pursue writing professionally, so I studied a different field in college. After college, I realized I wouldn’t feel completely fulfilled unless I tried my hand at writing, something I truly adore… and I feel very lucky to be doing that now.


The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder



Can you tell us a little about The Lipstick Laws?
THE LIPSTICK LAWS is a humorous coming-of-age story about popularity gone wrong. It follows April Bowers through her popularity catapulting friendship and humiliating fallout with Britney Taylor, the queen bee of Penford High School. It also involves red lipstick and black lipstick…but you’ll have to read the book to find out why.


Can you relate to any of the characters in The Lipstick Laws? If so, who?
I can relate to April the most because we have several things in common, including naturally curly hair, a quirky sense of humor, a knack for making up random words, and a love of good sales. I can also relate to the feelings she experiences in the story with wanting to fit in and be accepted by her peers. I dealt with those same feelings when I was a teen, which I think is pretty common at that age.


If you were one of the characters from the book, which one would you choose and why?
Wow! That’s a fun question! I’m probably the closest in real life to April. However, if I could choose one of the characters to be for a day, I’d probably choose Britney so I could try to right all the wrongs she’s done to people. I’d also love to break all of her Lipstick Laws in front of her other Lipstick Law followers to leave them completely confused and tempted to be Lipstick Lawbreakers themselves.

Did you struggle while writing The Lipstick Laws?
I had a lot of fun while writing this book, so I didn’t struggle with the original manuscript. However, during the editorial process, my editor wanted me to focus on making sure April is likable enough for the reader to root for her. Balancing her likability with the flaws that she needed to have in order to be susceptible to following the Lipstick Laws was tricky at times!


What books would you recommend that you’ve read?
Well, seeing that I obviously love books about popularity and revenge (because I wrote one), I’d definitely recommend GETTING REVENGE ON LAUREN WOOD by Eileen Cook. It is such a fun read and Eileen is a great writer. I’d also recommend any book from my fellow Class of 2k11 authors. There’s a big variety to choose from for all types of readers; you won’t be disappointed. For a full list of titles, please visit the Class of 2k11 website here: www.classof2k11.com


What 5 songs “get you going?”
This is hard because I LOVE all different kinds of music….but you haven’t asked for my favorite songs, you’ve asked for the ones that get me going. I equate this to songs that I can run to:
1) Pump It by Black Eyed Peas
2) Pretender by Foo Fighters
3) The Hand That Feeds by Nine Inch Nails
4) Blow Ya Mind by Lock n Load
5) Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana (because I’m a grunge fanatic)

Thank you Amy for a fabulous interview! I really enjoyed reading The Lipstick Laws and was happy to be able to read it before it was released! Thank you!

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