About Prada and Prejudice:
Fifteen year old Callie just wants to impress the popular girls when she buys a pair of Prada heels on her class trip to London. She didn’t plan on tripping, conking her head, and waking up in 1815! Now she’s wearing corsets with her designer pumps, eating bizarre soups, and breaking up engagements. If only the nineteen year old Duke of Harksbury wasn’t so bloody annoying, she might have a little fun in Austen-Era England…
I can’t imagine any girl reading that synopsis and not wanting to pick up the book. I’ve had the pleasure of reading it, and I can affirm that it’s totally charming and fun!
Breaking news: Mandy received some exciting news about PRADA AND PREJUDICE yesterday – here, I’ll let her tell you herself: http://mandywriter.livejournal.com/197813.html. Woo-hoo!
Mandy Hubbard grew up on a dairy farm outside Seattle, where she refused to wear high heels until homecoming—and hated them so much she didn’t wear another pair for five years. A cowgirl at heart, she enjoys riding horses and quads and singing horribly to the latest country tune. She’s currently living happily ever after with her husband (who, sadly, is not a Duke) and her daughter (who is most definitely a princess). Prada and Prejudice is her first novel.
Thai food or Chinese?
Thai food. I actually really despise Chinese food.
Advice for writers in 5 words or less.
Never, ever, ever give up.
What are you reading right now?
I just finished WINTERGIRLS by Laurie Halse Anderson and am now reading FATE by Jennifer Lynn Barnes.
Are you a plotter or a plunger?
Normally, a plunger. I would rather fly by the seat of my pants. But sometimes my editor requests a detailed outline. I still have to write three chapters first, just to figure out where I am going, before I touch the outline.
What’s your favorite childhood Halloween costume?
My favorite halloween costume was ALWAYS a princess. I was a princess Every. Single. Year.
Thanks for indulging our curiosity, Mandy!