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I’m delighted to host my fellow debut author, Heather Duffy-Stone, today on Authorial Intrusion.

In This is What I Want to Tell You, fraternal twins Nadio and Noelle share a close connection—and as Noelle's best friend since they were five, Keeley Shipley fits perfectly into their world. But everything changes after Keeley spends the summer before junior year at Oxford. When Keeley returns, Nadio falls in love with her. Noelle, ripped apart by resentment, sees her as an ungrateful rich girl. But Keeley has a painful story that she can't tell yet. As Nadio and Keeley hide their romance, Noelle dives into something of her own—a destructive affair with an older boy.





Heather Duffy-Stone writes stories and essays that are mostly inspired by high school—either her own or someone else’s. This Is What I Want to Tell You is her first novel. She has lived in Vermont, England, Los Angeles, rural New York and Rome, Italy. For now she cooks, sleeps, explores, writes and teaches in Brooklyn, New York.


Thai food or Chinese?
Thai.

Advice for writers in 5 words or less.
Stop thinking about what “sells”. 



What are you reading right now?
Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson and The Manual of Detection by my friend the BRILLIANT Jedediah Berry. 




What’s the last song you listened to?
Sweet Carolina by Ryan Adams. 



Favorite movie snack?
Trail mix.

Camping or four-star hotel?
Depends. Mostly… hotel. I love love camping and making coffee in the morning over a campfure when the grass is dewey and everyone else is sleeping... but when I want rest I want soft sheets and maybe room service.

Thanks for indulging our curiosity, Heather!

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susanwrites
Apr. 6th, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
As always, enjoyable! Thanks, Lisa.
lkmadigan
Apr. 7th, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
Thank you, Susan!
kellyrfineman
Apr. 6th, 2009 03:39 pm (UTC)
I like Heather's advice (even if it's something I've obviously already taken - I mean hello? NONE of my projects are written for the market. Hopefully they will sell nevertheless.)
lkmadigan
Apr. 7th, 2009 03:17 am (UTC)
Heather is very smart, and your books will sell because we NEED original ideas.
sealy38
Apr. 6th, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC)
Interview
Hi Heather. Hi J.K. Enjoyed your interview.
lkmadigan
Apr. 7th, 2009 03:17 am (UTC)
Re: Interview
Thanks, Lee.

From "J.K."

:-)
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