The One with Lindsay Eland

Egmont Debut Author Week soldiers on, and today I'm thrilled to host the wondrous Lindsay Eland! I have a minor confession: I am very nearly obsessed with her book and its adorable(!!!) cover--and that's to say nothing of the adorable author herself.


About Lindsay Lindsay Eland lives in the mountains of Colorado with her husband, their four kids, one dog, three rats, and the various other foxes, bears, and elk that venture into their backyard.

Ze Interview

What did you want to grow up to be when you were ten years old? When I was 10 years old, I actually wanted to be a writer! After winning an honorable mention in a writing contest, I was completely convinced that that was what I wanted to be. It's weird though, after my sixth grade year, I kind of completely ruled out writing until I started again almost 10 years later!

If you were lost in space, who are the three people you'd want with you? Hmmm....the thought of being lost in space is terrifying, so I'm going to have to choose people that would help me get back to earth safe and sound: NASA computer guy cause obviously from watching Apollo 13 they can make anything out of anything. My husband cause he makes me laugh and I'd need a good laugh up there in the void. And the Pioneer Woman...cause she can obviously cook anything and just cause we're in space does not mean we have to eat space ice cream forever...and besides I'd need some kind of female interaction with all the testosterone floating inside the space ship.

What was the last movie you saw that you hated? How would you rewrite it or change it?

Ooo, movies are touchy and personal things to talk about with people...almost as much as books. But honestly, I'd have to go with Field of Dreams...I know, I know, most people adore this movie, but I just didn't like it at all. I tried to watch it with my sister in High School and we turned it off. Then a few months ago my husband and I watched it determined to give it a try. didn't do anything for us. It seemed like they took a scene from A League of Their Own, added some of The Time Traveler's Wife throughout, sprinkled a bit of Close Encounters, and then tried to be Good Will Hunting or Dead Poets Society here and there. I don't know, I'd need a good few months to brainstorm the revise of that one and even then, I think I'd just have to rewrite it completely.

Contest Time Lindsay is giving away signed bookmarks and a vintage lace handkerchief to one lucky reader! Leave a comment below and tell me who your favorite Austen heroine (or hero) is!