Saturday, June 12, 2010

Blog Tour: Lee Nichols + GIVEAWAY!

In what ways do you relate to Emma?

I think mostly in the way she handles stress and new experiences: Emma makes snarky comments—mostly in her head—and then processes the new challenge and moves forward.

If you could communicate with the ghost of one person, who would it be and why?

My grandmother, who I was really close to. I'd love for her to meet my son and she'd be so proud that I became an author.

Why did you decide to set the novel in New England?

Because of New England’s cold weather and historical houses that look like they're filled with ghosts.

Did you put any of your personal experiences/bits of people you know in real life into the novel?

The novel takes place in Echo Point, which is a fictionalized version of Marblehead, Mass., where I was born. And the house she lives in is inspired by the Pierce-Nichols house in Salem. I've always wanted to write about this house, because I'm descended from the Nichols part of the family. I grew up in California, but went to college in Massachusetts, so Emma's feelings about that transition definitely echo my own.

If you could travel to one place in the world, where would you go?

I'm dying to go to Italy. Just not sure when it's going to happen.

Thanks so much, Lee!

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  1. I'd love to go to Italy too. This book sounds really good! great interview!

  2. I agree, New England seems like it would be brimming with books! I can't wait to read the book! Thanks for the contest!!

  3. I would also love to visit Italy. All of my grandparents were born there and I still have some relatives who never left that I would like to meet.
    I would love to read this book. It sounds good!

  4. I've read a lot of interviews with her and I love yours!

  5. I'd like to go to Italy also, but for me Switzerland first.

  6. Nice interview! Totally agree about wanting to go to Italy, as it's so beautiful1

  7. Nice questions! Having the setting in New England is a great idea. Cold weather and old houses does indeed stir a creepy feeling within you.

  8. I think New England was a good (creepy) choice. And I'd love to visit Italy too! Great interview!

  9. Just the descriptions of where the settings in this book are makes me want to read it! :) Adding this to my TBR list!

  10. i loved that it was in New England. It was definitely a book experience :D

  11. I'm dying to go to Italy too. We'll get there someday! :-)

  12. I would love to go to Italy too! Great interview :)

  13. Yea, New England seems like the perfect ghost story setting! I would love to visit Italy too, it would be all kinds of awesome!

    Great interview!

  14. ever since watching dark shadows, i automatically associate new england with dark and creepy, and this title just seems to back my opinions up - that said, i can't wait to read it!

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  15. cool interview! I agree, I would love to communicate with my grandmother if she was a ghost and if i was someone famous or successful in the future.

  16. I have heard nothing but good things about this! It sounds so neat!

  17. I'd love to travel to Italy too - when I have earned enough money, that is! I won't want to try communicating with ghosts, though. I'm too scared.

  18. Great Interview, I Live In Massachusetts So I Love That Your Book Is Set In New England. My Friends And I Hung Out In Marblehead A Time Or Two. It Was So Pretty And Were We Hung It Had A Nice View Of The Water. I So Want To Read Your Book. I Just Love A Good Ghost Story.

  19. GREAT interview and a trip to Italy would be GRAND!

  20. Nice questions! And heck, who wouldn't like to go to Italy *sigh*?! Can't wait to read this book!


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