Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Interview with Cindy Callaghan

Earlier today, I reviewed Lost in London by Cindy Callaghan, as part of her blog tour.

Now that we've had time to have our tea, she's stopped by for an interview!

Jordan visits a lot of London's famous sites, as well as some places where students just like to hang out. What's your favorite place in London?

I love love love the Tower of London. It is historic and spooky and beautiful all at the same time.

Jordan is on a mission to de-borify her life. What's the craziest thing you've ever done to de-borify yours?

Let's see... there was leaving NJ to go to college in LA. A streak of wild concerts. Then nothing de-bored-i-fying for a lot of years. More recently, there was Cindy's Adventures in ZipLining.

Jordan's first night in London, she gets locked inside the worlds biggest and best department store, one that is, sadly, fictional. Where would you like to be accidentally locked in overnight?

Haunted mansion! The bigger and scarier the better!! I love spooky.

If you could go back in time and talk to yourself when you were Jordan's age, what would you say?

It's all going to be fine. Tween and teen years can be long and tough, but you'll come out the other end one strong and fab chick!

You're the author of 3 books, all for tweens. Why do you write for this age group?

Maybe because I am surrounded by inspiration. Maybe because my voice lends itself to that age group.

Tweens are often misunderstood by adults--what's something you wish that adults understood about them?

The things that they think are a big deal are A REALLY REALLY BIG DEAL to them. We have to accept that.

What's one place in the world that you haven't visited, but really want to?

Italy! And Hogwarts.

What are you currently reading?

Hidden Order, Brad Thor

What are you currently watching?


What are you currently listening to?

Seriously Sinatra!

Thanks for stopping by Cindy!

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Lost in London

Lost in London Cindy Callaghan

Jordan Jacoby has a boring life in a boring town. She lives next door to her school--and her father works there. She wants to try something new, so her parents let her go on a school trip* to London, where she’ll be staying with her mother’s old sorority sister, who has a step-daughter Jordan’s age.

Only once she gets there she finds that Caroline and her friends are much richer and cooler and mature than Jordan. And Caroline really doesn’t want much to do with Jordan, especially if it means hanging out at tourist sites instead of shopping.

But then Caroline and Jordan get locked into Daphne’s overnight (think Harrods, but bigger. And cooler, as if that were possible!) The same night there’s a major break in. Now they’re being blackmailed, unless Jordan can stop it-- and win over Caroline in the process.

There are some Brit-picky things about this, but once I got over myself, this was an enjoyable middle-grade/tween caper. I appreciated that although Caroline was snotty and spoiled, she wasn’t vicious or overly poorly behaved. Her friends are nice, and each have their own personalities. I really liked Jordan. Even though she was pretty out of her depth, she kept her head for the most part, and stood up for what was right. This is one I really would have loved when I was 10.

Check back later today for an interview with Ms. Callaghan!

*It’s a school trip in that she has to do a project, but she seems to the only one going and she and her parents organize everything.

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