1. If Desi and Payton could spend the day together what would they do?
Probably sit around and complain about me. Oh, that Lindsey Leavitt. She made our lives SO HARD. We should make it super difficult to finish our scenes. Ha ha! Take that, Lindsey Leavitt!
(or they could paint nails and eat junk food. AND PLOT MY DEMISE).
2. Did you have to do any research on MS before writing?
Yes. I already knew a little about the disease because my father-in-law was diagnosed about fifteen years ago. But that was just one case, and each and every person has a different experience. So I researched across the spectrum and figured out what challenges Payton’s father would face and how that would impact his family.
3. Was the title always the same for Sean Griswold’s Head or did it go through any changes?
I wrote the title before I started the book. But when I sold, my publisher wasn’t sure if SEAN GRISWOLD’S HEAD would work. We actually spent a couple of weeks going back and forth with titles. My editor would send me lists, I would send some to her. There were others I liked, but didn’t love. I don’t know what made sales ultimately decide that the title would stick, but I’m delighted it did.
4. If Sean Griswold’s Head was made into a movie who could you imagine playing Payton and Sean?
Ack, I am casting fail! Okay, here’s a shot.
PAYTON –Selena Gomez. Maybe not that original, but I love this girl. Her comedic timing is awesome, and she still looks like a teenager. And looks-wise, she matches Payton pretty well.
SEAN—I’m going to make a million people groan and a million girls scream (because two million people are surely reading this post), but Justin Bieber. I say this because I can’t think of any other
Oh, and now I just googled them both and it looks like they are or did date at some time? Fate perhaps?
5. What is your most memorable high school experience?
I seriously stared at the computer screen for five minutes trying to think of ONE THING. I have so many memories, and so many of those have shaped my life. But here is a random one…
The boy who sat next to me in anatomy class was always trying to get a rise out of me. Whenever our teacher wasn’t looking, he would do something ridiculous to make me laugh, and of course I would get in trouble.
One time, he told his friend, J, to moon me. J took that a step too far and pulled down his pants. And underoos. In the middle of class. And that was my first exposure to certain parts of the male body. I was pretty much scarred for life, and J is super lucky that teacher didn’t turn around and expel his bare butt.
Oh, and the instigator in that scenario? Yeah, he’s my husband now.
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