I started this "favourites" feature because I wanted a way for readers to get to know the authors attending BookBuzz Toronto, an event I'm helping with. I hope you enjoy learning a little more about these amazing women and I hope you can attend the event! Learn more about BookBuzz Toronto here.
Today's featured author is Francine LaSala. I've read her novel Rita Hayworth's Shoes (my review is here) but I have not yet checked out The Girl, The Gold Tooth and Everything - and I plan to as soon as I find the time! Francine is one of the original BookBuzz authors and helped plan the New York City event this past May and I'm happy she's making the trip up to Toronto for this event, too!
Co-founder of BookBuzz, Francine Lasala has written nonfiction on every topic imaginable, from circus freaks to sex, and edited bestselling authors of all genres through her company, Francine LaSala Productions. She is now actively taking on indie clients for manuscript evaluations, editing services, copywriting (covers, blurbs, taglines, queries, and more), website and blog creation, and developing kickass social media campaigns.
The author of novels Rita Hayworth’s Shoes and The Girl, The Gold Tooth & Everything, and the creator of The “Joy Jar” Project, as well as one of the she lives with her husband and two daughters in New York.
Movie - Annie Hall
Chick flick - Love, Actually
Alcoholic beverage - Vodka Martini, dry, up, olives
Warm beverage - Coffee
Junk food - Potato chips--sour cream and onion or salt and vinegar
Dessert - Creme brulee
TV show - The Daily Show
Store - Kate Spade
Travel destination - Any Caribbean island
Ice cream flavor - Chocolate
Author - Currently, Christopher Moore
Actor and/or actress - Hugh Jackman / Tina Fey (though it's probably more the writer Tina Fey I love)
Song - This changes by the hour. (Blogger note: That's the same for me, too!)
Band - All time fave no doubt is... No Doubt
Animal - Feeling inexplicably partial to peacocks lately.
Pet - Still miss my Maine Coon kitty who died more than three years ago. Fluffy's irreplaceable, and makes many cameos in my stories.
Literary character - Candide
Book boyfriend - My true love, Deck Thomas from Rita Hayworth's Shoes, who I wrote from my heart.
Board game - Cards Against Humanity (And yes, I understand it's more of a card game, but I don't really do board games...)
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