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Please welcome Rhonda Stapleton, whose YA novel STUPID CUPID was released last month.

About the book:

Felicity Walker believes in true love. That’s why she applies for a gig at the matchmaking company Cupid’s Hollow. But when Felicity gets the job, she learns that she isn’t just a matchmaker…she’s a cupid! (There’s more than one of them, you know.)

Armed with a hot pink, tricked-out PDA infused with the latest in cupid magic (love arrows shot through email), Felicity works to meet her quota of successful matches. But when she bends the rules of cupidity by matching her best friend Maya with three different boys at once, disaster strikes. Felicity needs to come up with a plan to set it all right, pronto, before she gets fired…and before Maya ends up with her heart split in three.

An Interview with Rhonda Stapleton:

Me: What were your favorite books (or types of books) as a teen, and what was it about them that appealed to you? What, on the other hand, would make you put a book down?
Rhonda: I looooved romances and horror stories as a teen. Which is weird, because I don't read much horror now. I also liked historical novels. I'd put a book down if it tried too hard to bit literary snotty. I can't stand pretension. I'm not even sure if I spelled that right, that's how little I can stand it. haha

Me: Have your reading tastes stayed the same, or have you discovered new loves and peeves (and if so, what are they)?
Rhonda: I mostly read YA now. I love futuristics and historicals a lot. I also looooove reading contemp YA.

Me: What was your favorite part of writing STUPID CUPID, and what was the hardest?
Rhonda: My favorite part of writing Stupid Cupid was finding fun ways to mess up Felicity's matchmaking attempts. haha. The hardest was knowing when to quit and give it back to my editor.

Me: Did you draw on any people/places/experiences from your life while writing?
Rhonda: Absolutely. I based a couple of scenes off funny anecdotes I'd heard, like Felicity's cop brother pulling her over.

Me: What was the most exciting moment during the publishing process? The scariest?
Rhonda: The most exciting has been getting my author copies. It's also the scariest. haha. Because it's really real, and totally out of my hands now...

Me: What are you working on now?
Rhonda: I have two stories in the works--one's a futuristic, and one is a contemp comedy.

Hope you enjoyed getting to know Rhonda!

**Note: If you stop by Indigo in the Toronto Eaton Centre on January 9th between 2pm and 5pm, you can meet Rhonda in person! (Along with myself, Neesha Meminger, Sarah Ockler, and Lara Zielin.)


( 1 comment — Leave a comment )
Jan. 5th, 2010 02:34 am (UTC)
I'm so excited to read this book! I'm on the waiting list at my library, so, fingers crossed, I'll have it in my hands soon. =)
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My Books

Earth & Sky
(Earth & Sky #1, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2014

The Clouded Sky
(Earth & Sky #2, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015

A Sky Unbroken
(Earth & Sky #3, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015

The Way We Fall
(Fallen World #1, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2012

The Lives We Lost
(Fallen World #2, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2013

The Worlds We Make
(Fallen World #3, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2014

Those Who Lived: Fallen World Stories
(Fallen World #3.5, apocalyptic YA)
self pubbed, 2014

Give Up the Ghost
(paranormal YA)
Henry Holt, 2009

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