We’ve been making Laurel Snyder work pretty hard this week, while we’re celebrating the debut of her novel, Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains. So now, on Day Four, she turns the tables. Take it away, Laurel…
Okay, so my family is WEIRD! Kind of a "truth is stranger than fiction" story. But I'll go ahead and send a signed copy of my book to the commenter who can not only guess which of these is a lie, but point out what part of the story makes it untruthful! (I'm such an internet blabbermouth, the true story is probably online somewhere already, but good luck digging through my yammerings!)
1. When I was a kid I was obsessed wit the book Masquerade, and so I wrote, hand-printed (that was before computers) and bound (in wallpaper) my own book, called Classroom Masquerade. Then I talked my teacher into devoting a day to having the class untangle the clues, so that some lucky person could find an old broken gold(ish) watch that I'd found in a sewer.
2. My father made me read The Rights of Man before I graduated from high school.
3. When I was in middle school, I was in LOVE with Laurie from Little Women . Every night before bed, I opened my copy—the old one with the color plates—and stared at the picture of Jo breaking his heart. I’d stare at him with his head in his arms, kind of leaning over a fence post, and I'd cry. Every night.
Guess away, everybody! Tomorrow, Laurel concludes her week by sharing with us the ten books she re-reads most often.