Monday, August 31, 2009

Interview + Contest with Alyson Noel

Interview with: Alyson Noel
By: Lauren


1. I absolutely love your covers for the Immortal series. They really stand out and that's always a good thing for an author. Did you have any say when it came to them? What was your first reaction when you saw Evermore and Blue Moon?


I love the covers too—the St. Martin’s art department does an amazing job. The first time I saw them, I was just gobsmacked—in a good way! And while I’m always asked for my input, I usually just end up mumbling stuff about significant items or symbols found in the story, colors I like, the mood they might want to invoke, and then the artists translate that gibberish and come up with something wonderful every time! I recently got a sneak peek at the SHADOWLAND cover and I have to say it’s my favorite one yet! I can’t wait til I get the okay to share it!


2. Congratulations on being a New York Times Best selling author. That's so amazing! How did you hear the news and how did you celebrate? Was this always a dream for you or just an awesome plus or both?


Oh, it was always a dream—though kind of a distant one—like traveling the world, or climbing Everest. I was mostly just focused on writing the books.
A few days after EVERMORE’s release, we knew it was a possibility since sales were good and it had already gone back to press a few times, and even though I was on pins and needles the whole time, when my editor called with the good news, I was actually in the dentist chair with a mouth full of instruments, but I took the call anyway and much shouting and squeeing ensued while my hygienist stood patiently by. On that same day I learned it had made the USA Today list as well, and that the dramatic rights had been optioned by Spring Creek Productions, and on the way home, I just broke down and cried, remembering the whole entire journey: a rough childhood/adolescence, all the rejections, snubs, and naysayers I’d faced along the way, and I could hardly believe it amounted to this!


When BLUE MOON debuted at #1 on the New York Times list and #14 on the USA Today list, I was working out with my iPod blasting so loud I missed the initial call—but quickly caught up as soon as I was done and wasted no time in popping the champagne!


3. If you had to cast your own movie version of your series, who would you want to play Ever? Speaking of films, any word on it actually becoming a movie? If it did, how would you feel about that?


Well, since the rights to the series have been optioned, I think it would be so cool to see something actually happen with it. And while I’m a really visual writer, often feeling like I’m just transcribing the movies I see in my head, I’m surprisingly bad at casting my characters with real live actors—though my readers have come up with some great suggestions like Ben Barnes for Damen, and I have to say, that’s really close to how I envisioned him!


4. Book bloggers are becoming bigger and bigger with new ones cropping up all the time. What are your thoughts about this new way of promoting and do you think it helps a lot or is more of a fun way to spread the word a bit more?


I think it’s great—truly phenomenal really, the way an entire online community has been formed by people excited about books. And since promotional dollars are always so tight for both authors and publishers, anything that gets the conversation going and the word spreading is always a good thing!


5. Who would be at your ideal party (dead or alive)?

Oh, I love this question! Let’s see, off the top of my head I’d invite:


Leonardo Da Vinci, Botticelli, Vincent Van Gogh, and Picasso—so we could talk art; George Harrison, Buddha, Jesus, Lao Tzu, Gandhi, and Bono—so we could talk music and spiritual/mystical stuff; The Bronte sisters, JD Salinger, Nick Hornby, Truman Capote, Judy Blume, and David Sedaris—so we could talk books; Sasha & Malia—because they’re adorable and would add that extra edge of cool; Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Alan Ball (so I could get the inside scoop on True Blood), Johnny Depp (because I’m allowed a little eye candy, right?), Richard Branson, and Albert Einstein—so we could really mix it up; and, of course, my friends and family since they’re always great to have around!

Giveaway-

Enter: Leave a comment about who you would invite to a party (dead or alive)?

Open To: International!!!

Prize: Signed copy of Evermore

Ends: September 11th

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Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

I'd invite Jane Austen , James Dean and Dean from Supernatural!

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Kiara said...

I'd like to invite Linkin Park because it's my favorite band. Some actors, Denzel Washington, Johnny Depp... Dakota Fanning and Health Ledger!!! :( And of course, my favorite writers, J.K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Stephen King, Paulo Cohelo... it would be a weird party, I guess. (:

I really want to read this book :D!!

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NotNessie said...

No need to enter me in the contest! I just want to say, this is a thoroughly entertaining interview. Great job!

Ella Press said...

I'd invite a cool band, like The Fray or Paramore. A good party always has good music.
Also, any author who would want to come!

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Diana Dang said...

I would invite my favourite celeb Lee Min Ho. Or maybe TOP, a Korean singer. Hehe, both is even better!

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Janel said...

Oh William Shakespeare for sure. The man was brilliant. His plays are a huge favourite of mine. I think he inspires a lot of people and it'd be so cool to meet him in person.

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finesse said...

I'd invite my grandmother, who I lost September 29, 1990. She is the one who instilled the love of the written word and the constant quest for truth and knowledge. I miss you, Gran.

oO mâr!âNâ Oo said...

I would like to invite Damen... Im kidding, I would invite Marie Antoinette, it think it woudl be interesting to talk to her ^^.

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heidi said...

I would invite Jerry Bruckheimer and just pick his brain about how he chooses projects, where he got started, did he ever think he couldn't make it, and where does he get his driving motivation? I would also invite Catherine Alliott because she is a writer who really inspires me to challenge myself. If I could snag people from the grave it would probably be James Dean and my grandparents. Quite a random bunch I've got

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bubbles von d said...

I would love to sit down with Stephen King or Dean Koontz and talk about how they create their intriguing story lines.

Erica said...

I'd want to invite Jane Austen, movie stars like Johnny Depp, George Washington (cuz that'd be aweosme) and bands I love and AUTHORS!!!

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

I would invite dead someone to do the entertainment, maybe Judy Garland, or Elvis.

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Wendy said...

I would invited The Killers, Gerald Butler and Gordon Ramsey. What? That would certainly be an entertaining party! :)

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umblaettern said...

I would invite Tim Burton (and just Tim Burton) to have a nice little talk about his movies and Johnny Depp. Oh, maybe I would invite Johnny, too...

Cherry D said...

Yipeee, open to international readers!!!! Count me in please!

It does not matter to me whether they are alive or dead to get invited to my party. What matters is who they are. But this contest asks for it, so I guess I gotta choose. Oh, okey then, alive.

And I'm a follower.

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Cherry D said...

I would invite Nathan Kamp because I like his book covers :)

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waytoofunky said...

Alright, for my party I would invite JK Rowling, Sarah Dessen, Alyson Noel and Kate Brian because I obviously have to have all my favourite authors. My family and friends, of course. Micheal Jackson, Madonna, Dane Cook, Shia LaBeouf, Black Eyed Peas, Paramore and Russell Brand just because I gotta have some celebrities to get the party started. People of history; Albert Einstein, Galileo, DaVinci, John A. Macdonald, Thomas Edison, Martin Luther King, Walt Disney and William Shakespeare. And last but not least; Jesus!

That would be one interesting party.

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Ingrid said...

That is a good question, haha :D
let me see.. uuhn, I think I would invite:
Nero, Roman emperor, he was a little crazy, but I think he would be fun; Louis XIV of France, he must be a pretty good decorator, really.. a little shine is always welcome; Elvis Presley, it would be amazing whith him singing his musics; Beatles, of course... both of they singing together; and J. K. Rowling, but i have no idea what i would do if i saw her; Richelle Mead and Stephenie Meyer both are in my list too; Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Eric Dane and Johnny Depp; Isaac Newton and Albert Aisten and all my family and friends :D

ooh, and the blog's author and Alyson Noel both would be my guests of honor ;)

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· Alba · said...

Hi, little star ;)!
Wooohh, international, thaaanks ^O^!

I'd like to invite Vivaldi (dead, obviously xD).
His music makes me feel great, like in heaven or something (Four Seasons... OMG!).
And I love reading while listening to his music :P

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Alyce said...

I think I'd invite a lot of the same people that others have mentioned, but definitely Elvis, and Paula Dean and Emeril Legasse so they could cook us some yummy treats!

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JennyMac said...

I would invite almost all the characters of every book I've read, having Damen (the immortals) and Edward (Twilight) and Jace (the Mortal Instruments) in the same room. Boy would I jump up and down XD

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Dani. said...

Hmmmm, I would invite everyone on the face of the planet so that I would be hosting the biggest party ever and anyone I wanted to talk to would be there. :)
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My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

John Lennon and George Harrison for my fascination with the Beatles. Albert Einstein because he's way cool. And Heath Ledger because he left us all too soon. Throw into the mix the Obama's and it would be great.

Please enter me!

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sailingwest said...

I would invite my Dad who died when I was very young, Jane Austen, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Anne Frank, Ghandi and Jane Goodall.

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Valorie said...

I would invite Augusts, The Marquis de Sade, Anne Rice, and Askars.

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Brittney Furze said...

I would invite Salvador Dali for sure. He is my favorite painter ever, and Vincent van Gogh. I would also invite the band Paramore and of course Alyson Noel!

Danielle said...

I would invite Alyson Noel(Of course!). Also Panic! At the Disco, Fall Out Boy, Taylor Swift, Paramore, and Owl City. I would also have to invite all my bfflz!

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Mrs. Jepson said...

As a teacher, I would invite Alyson Noel to discuss writing and reading to all my students, past and present. I would invite my mom, who got me into reading. I would invivt the Beatles as I am completely obsessed! I would love Anne Rice and Stephenie Meyer to come, they are amazing authors too. I would have Pearl Jam be my party band. And of course, my husband to make me look good!

Danielle said...

+1 I really wanna get the copy!

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MJ said...

i'd love to party with Elvis...dead or alive! LOL

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Addicted Book Reader said...

I would invite Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom as Legolas (haha), J.K. Rowling, Health Ledger (R.I.P.), Paramore, Stephenie Meyer, and a lot more people I can't think of!
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Rachel said...

I'd invite Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn I just LOVE their movies. I would also invite William Shakespeare and the band Kings of Leon or Between the Trees...they rock my socks.

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What a Girl Reads said...

I would invite Michael Jackson, Ryan Scheckler, Rob Wilkins from the 1-800-Where-R-U-series, Dmitri from the Vampire Academy, Camden King from She's so money, and Alex from Perfect Chemistry. I would have soo much fun! (and so much to look at) ;)

Funny contest!

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a flight of minds said...

We would invite Nathalie Wood, Maria in West Side Story, to figure out what really caused her death.

Great interview and contest!
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B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

I would invite my fav authors. L.J. Smith, J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer!

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Ingrid said...

I would invite J.J. Abrams, the incredible creator of Lost and other tv shows, Heath Ledger too because sadly he died too young and was an amazing actor, and I think I'd try to convince some of my favourite writers - Alyson is in it of course haha - so we could dance on The Black Eyed Peas' song I Gotta Feeling, because they would be my guests too !

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IceBlueEyes said...

I'd invite Jesus, Ghandi, my friends and family, Kaleb Nation, JK Rowling, whoever else pops into my mind at the time.

cait045 said...

I would invite Carrie Underwood I love her and would have a blast partying it up with her

etirv said...

I think I would like to invite Alfred Hitchcock!

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Amerthystemv said...

If I were able to invite anyone, dead or alive, I would have to invite John Wheeler! He has done so much in the study of science! Having tried to achieve Einstein's vision of an unified field theory is pretty much the most amazing thing in my point of view! Not to mention that he was credited for coining the terms black hold and wormhole!! I would love to just get inside his head and see what else he has to say!!

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Ellie said...

I think I would invite Taylor Swift to dinner because she's my favorite singer.

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Kristen said...

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Kristen said...

Leave a comment about who you would invite to a party (dead or alive)?

I would invite Marilyn Monroe - because she was always the life of the party.

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Diana said...

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amber m said...

i would invite alyson noel and stephenie meyer cuz there the best authors EVER!!!!!!

Diana said...

Interesting question.If I had a choice to invite anyone dead or alive it would be Queen ElizabethII,King Edward IV,and of course who could forget King GoergeI for they are known to be true leaders and a great inspiration to me.And last but not least little Jesus Christ for his nobleness and all his commitment he did for us.Also well known as our father,friend,and salvation.Oh,of course who can forget the people that I adore truly deep in my soul,my family and of course my angel Anthony.A party of honor

Andrea Martinez said...

+1...i am a follwer =D <3

my ideal party would include many :
for the artistic talk and all that..i'd say i would invite : Van Gogh & giovanni canaletto

Music: flock of segals (lol)..linkin park, 311, 3doors down, death cab for cutie,incubus, MUTE MATH=D,muse,blue foundation,all time low, blink 182,morbo,chayenne,micheal jackson , laura pausini.allorada banda limon lol..endless list =] lol

tv/movies: cast of NCIS lol shia labeouf, Peter Facinelli,james dean,bet midler, miley cirus (my lil sisters would get a kick out of this)lol,david boreanaz, Taylor launter..(eye candy ;]) lol
books: stephenie meyer..(for makin readin less of a drag for me durin the end of my high school, alyson noel for keepin me entertained with her books and being able to escape reality when stressed..Victor Villaseñor for the funny and good reads that i can relate to from a hispanic point of view and Wilson Rawls with where the red fern grows..the first book that made be cry (in the 5th grade..infront of the entire class lol)

all my fam and close friends..
hope i win..it would be a great birthday gift =D this ends right on my birthday..which is 9/11/91 when i turn 18 =D finally haha

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holdenj said...

I'd invite Jane Austen, Jasper Fforde and Harper Lee.


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Corrine M. said...

I'd invite..well...that's a tuffy xD
I guess Jimi Hendrix, Billy Corgen, Richelle Mead,AND if I could I would totally invite the Beatles xD I love them to death.

There's a lot of other people I would love to invite but those are the people I thought of off the top of my head~
OH! and Mr. Miagi! That dude is awesome!

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Jenny N. said...

I would invite my Dad who passed away when I was younger, and some of my favourite authors (Stephanie Meyer, Sarah Dessen, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Richelle Mead, etc).

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Llehn said...

I'd invite the fabulous Mr. Neil Gaiman to the party!

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wade said...

i would love to invite fergie from the black eye peas..just to understand her story would be great!!

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Betzy A. said...

i would invite Meg & Dia (they're my new favorite band! :D), Fergie (she has always been my favorite singer), Amy Lee (looove her voice!), Trish Stratus! (my favorite WWE diva everrr), Ashley Massaro, Michelle McCool, Dave Batista, John Cena, Kelly Kelly, Edge, Lita (all WWE superstars),Cesar Millan, Taylor Lautner (:])Richelle Mead and Alyson Noel, of course! :))

and maybe a wolf....lol

Haha, there's probably more, but i want to at least try to keep this list short. :)

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Nadia said...

I'd invite my friends, and then I'd add people like Eddie Izzard (because he's great), Duran Duran (because they're my favorite band and we'll need good music :P), and then some gorgeous men like Orlando Bloom and Ben Barnes. After all, it's my imaginary party and I can do it, right? *LOL*

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Jeanette J said...

I would invite HP Lovecraft, Boris Karloff, Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Agatha Christie and Monte Markham

renee said...

I would invite Ellen,brad pitt,Jennifer Anniston,Howard stern,and my hubby of course.
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Pam said...

Hmmm. I guess it depends on what kind of party I was having. Some guests I'd love to include would be: Queen Elizabeth II, Ellen DeGeneres, Gord Downie, Will Smith, Jon Bon Jovi and Nelson Mandela.

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Brodie said...

Ohh. Let's think! I'd invite Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki and Misha Collins (all three for the show Supernatural. Love those guys!). J.K Rowling, the band Lifehouse (need some music!). Can we have fictional characters too? If so Patch (from Hush, Hush), Jasper Hale and Jacob Black (Twilight) and every single person from Harry Potter, dead and alive. Okay, party of epic propertions! LOL

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Kimberly B. said...

I would invite Dante, Homer, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Oscar Wilde. Oh, and a translator for the first two!

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Stephanie Lucas said...

I would invite madonna, shakira, and beyonce to sing and dance in my party. I would invite the cirque du soleil to perform around the tables and the dance floor, i would invite Rachel ray, and emeril so they could cook a feast and wine and dine the tables, i would invite martha stewart so she can decorate the place with her signature decorations, i would invite a nominated college photographer so he could get his big break and be known for his great photos that would need to be taken. I would invite ever so she could warn me if there were bad auras the party. I would invite Jesus so he could pray for us all. And I would invite alyson noel so she could sign everyones copy of blue moon, that way we all get her signature. And last but not least I would invite my family, friends and fiancee because they would go even if I didn't invite them. They are my life!!! These people would compose the party of the year. =)

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Thao said...

Cool interview and contest.

I'd love to invite one of my favorite author, Melina Marchetta.

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pepsivanilla said...

Conan O'Brien!
He is hilarious :)

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throuthehaze said...

I would invite Jerry Garcia :)
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Anonymous said...

Very good Question! If it were possible I'd invite...
**my brother, he died a few years ago and... it would be beyond words to see him.
**then Id invite my mom, dad, and sister, cause i dont want to be selfish with being able to see my brother.
**Lucille Ball, i think she'd just be a fun person at a party. ive loved her since i was porbably 13.
**Holly black, Cassandra Clare, Alyson Noel,& Stephenie Meyer, which all seem like they'd be awesome company to keep plus i think conversation would surely keep flowing
**As for music, lets go with Blue October, Jason Mraz, The Beatles(of course), Kimya Dawson!, &&The Red Hot Chili Pepers

i could go on and on but if i had to limit it.. id really just go with my parents, my sister... and my brother.i really would give anything to see him again.

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Bunny B said...

Definitely Kylie Minogue! And Daft Punk!

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Ruth Schaller said...

Who would I invite to a party -- well, it would be Elvis. He knew how to partaaaaaa!!!!!!!!

I loved Evermore and I've been eyeballing Blue Moon. Such a great book! Wonderful interview!

Anonymous said...

If i could invite anyone to a party(more like a mystery mask party), I would invite Cameron Kirkman. He used to go to my school last year but moved to another school. i miss him. When I do invite him ill tell him to wear a mask. When he gets their, I would dress up and wear a mask also. Then go find him and you pretty much know te rest lol. This sounds kinda stupis but I dont care:-)

Shelli said...

id love to invite Damen :)

Ikutorocks12 said...

oh no this is hard :P
My favourite Authors - Sophie Kinsella and Kate Brian. I would invite the band Paramore as well (to provide the music, hehe ;). I'd also invite my best friends Sam and Robyn, and my family. XD

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insiya said...

haha i would invite all my fav celebs but it depends if they will come or not =P

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Jess said...

I would invite anybody with a good story to tell!!! XD

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Wanda said...

I would invite Jan-Michael Vincent. He's always been my favourite actor.
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Michelle Wisdom said...

Easy peasy, I would invite Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn of course so I can talk to him about his portraits, then I would invite Alyson Noël Of course cause shes awesome :D, and Stephanie Meyers and that is it because The last two inspired me to be a writter and the first is by far the best artistic talent the world ever saw. michelle_wisdom@live.com

purplg8r said...

I would invite my fav college football player, Tim Tebow!

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Kelsey said...

I would invite my cat, Pumpkin who died a few years ago. At least I could see him again!

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Liviania said...

I would not invite the Bronte sisters, because I'm not sure those girls know how to party. I would invite Nathaniel Hawthorne so that I could proposition him. ^_~

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~JoRdAn~ said...

Im not entirely sure who I would invite to a party. I would take lots and lots of thinking and planning.

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Tara said...

Thanks for the interview. If I could invite anyone to the party I'd probably go with Princess Di. I've always been fascinated by her.

Anonymous said...

I'd invite Charlaine Harris, b/c I have soooo many questions to ask her about writing AND she seems like a really funny lady!

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BabyDoll said...

I'd invite Ronald Reagen, julia roberts, nicholas cage, and jonny depp, a few others too.

Beleth said...

i would invite alexander skarsgard! hes just so cute!!
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I'd invite Adam Levine, cause he's just too hot! :D

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Lismarie said...

i'd invite alyson noel, because it would be great to meet the author of such great books!

Megan said...

All my favorite YA authors, so we could talk books! Alyson Noel, of course, Kristin Cashore, Meg Cabot, Libba Bray, Barry Lyga, Neil Gaiman, Stephenie Meyer, Holly Black, Melissa Marr, Maggie Stiefvater, John Green, Suzanne Collins... and that's just a start!

trudeau1031 said...

Hmmm. I would invite J. K. Rowling and then I would ask her to invite someone. She would probably know better than me who to invite.

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Chelsea said...

I'd invite...

- Paramore.
- Meg Cabot.
- Alyson Noel.
- Melissa de la Cruz.
- Jane Austen.
- My mom, brother and sister. (:
- My dog. OH YEAH!
- A friend of two.
- Stephenie Meyer.
- Death Cab for Cutie.
- Iron & Wine.

Hmmmm... Am I missing anyone? ;D

chelsi_azncutie@hotmail.com or bep_1_fan@hotmail.com

kristina shields said...

I'd envited Orlando Bloom Richelle Mead, Melissa de la Cruz, and Gerald Butler.

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Michelle said...

+1 Follower

I'd invite all my fav writers: Alyson Noel, Melissa Marr, Cassandra Clare, Holly Black, Michael Scott, Rick Riordan, JK Rowling, Neil Gaiman, CS Lewis, Cinda Williams Chima, Jeanne DePrau, Kristen Cashore, Cornelia Funke, Madeleine L'Engle and Angie Sage.

Allyson Pell said...

I would invite Rachael Ray to help with my cooking skills. I would also want to meet my Grandmother who passed away when I was 2 yrs old because I don't remember her and my mother said we were very close. I also would invite all my favorite authors and ask for book recommendations!

Allyson Pell said...

+1 follower

Andrea said...

+1...i am a follwer =D <3

my ideal party would include many :
for the artistic talk and all that..i'd say i would invite : Van Gogh & giovanni canaletto

Music: flock of segals (lol)..linkin park, 311, 3doors down, death cab for cutie,incubus, MUTE MATH=D,muse,blue foundation,all time low, blink 182,morbo,chayenne,micheal jackson , laura pausini.allorada banda limon, shakira..Alejandro frenandez lol..endless list =] lol

tv/movies: cast of NCIS lol shia labeouf, Peter Facinelli,james dean,bet midler, miley cirus (my lil sisters would get a kick out of this)lol,david boreanaz, Taylor launter..(eye candy ;]). tyler perry..he's so funny as madea.. lol criss angel..chelsea handler
george lopez...

books: stephenie meyer..(for makin readin less of a drag for me durin the end of my high school, alyson noel for keepin me entertained with her books and being able to escape reality when stressed..Victor Villaseñor for the funny and good reads that i can relate to from a hispanic point of view and Wilson Rawls with where the red fern grows..the first book that made be cry (in the 5th grade..infront of the entire class lol)

food: bobby flay, Robert from dinner impossible..gita for italian cooking..the guy who i get the best carne asada fries and mexican food =D

all my fam and close friends of course =D it's not a party with out them..<3

hope i win..it would be a great birthday gift =D this ends right on my birthday..which is 9/11/91 when i turn 18 =D finally haha

drea1130cks@aol.com
myspace.com/ladyblue986

Ladybug said...

Great interview! I really liked the part about the book blogging community ;)

Now let's see who would I like to invite to a party?

Authors: Harper Lee, Jane Austen, Stephenie Meyer, Elizabeth Gilbert, Janet Evanovich and Ian McEwan.

Eye candy: Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki(yes, I'm a huge Supernatural fan!!).

Actors: Charlie Chaplin, Heath Ledger, Keira Knightley, Michelle Pfeifer.

Bands: The Killers, The Beatles, Maroon Five.

And of course all of my loved ones!

my email: mari.privat[AT]bluezone[DOT]no

Ladybug said...

I'm already a follower!

Jo said...

I would invite my Nan. She's still alive, but she's a real party animal, and would MAKE any party!

Email: joannestapley[at]googlemail[dot]com

Jo said...

I've been a follower for a while!

Email: joannestapley[at]googlemail[dot]com

Blodeuedd said...

Truly hard one....so many, but I'd like to have a chat with Jane Austen and pick her brain

blodeuedd1 at gmail dot com

Book Junkie said...

Hi, I follow (big blof fan BTW ;-)). I would have to say Jane Austin, I so lover her stories and it is just amazing all the movies and books she has inspired!
-Brande

bjwaldron(at)gmail.com

Kay said...

Count me in! Would love a signed copy of this book!

+1 follower

deadbookdarling at gmail dot com

lizzye bushong said...

dead: pocohantas- she would be a fun person to meet.
H.G. Wells, the guy off of the "Twilight Zone," and al the other people that were "before there time." and my dead relatives, that i never met...

alive: all my favorite authors suchs as;alyson noel, sara shephard, lisi harrison, scott westerfeld, robin wesserman, p.c. cast, author of the hunger games... cant remeber her name :(, author of ientical, burned, exc, lauren myricle, ally carter, and much more!!!! :)

-lizzye bushong!

p.s. hi alyson!!!! :)

alyssaaahhh said...

I would invite River Phoenix, J.K. Rowling, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Jess S. said...

I would have to agree with Johnny Depp... can never have too much eye candy LOL!!
Jess S.

I Heart Book Gossip said...

I would invite Brad Pitt.

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I Heart Book Gossip said...

Am a follower.

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Jenn M. said...

Fantastic interview. This is the first one I have read from this author.

I've been reading so many review of this series and I am really excited to read the series.

I would have a very odd mix at my party...Leonardo DaVinci, Jane Austen, Shakespeare for sure....then I'd have to add some modern day actors...Johnny Depp, hmmm I don't know who else!!!

Great contest!

jennifermorrill(at)att(dot)net

and I just became a follower.

meghanriegel said...

I'm a follower! and I will be unoriginal and invite JK Rowling!!

meghanriegel AT yahoo DOT com

Anonymous said...

jane austen because her books were wonderful and so deep in ways hard to understand, also amelia earhart as well, she was a strong willed person and an icon to many people, including me.

brittany said...

jane austen because her books were wonderful and so deep in ways hard to understand, also amelia earhart as well, she was a strong willed person and an icon to many people, including me. especially ALYSON NOEL, because of course i LOVEEE herrr

oops 4got my email,

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Jessy said...

I would invite Caspian from Hollow by Jessica Verday.

+1 - I am a follower

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Jessy said...

+1 I am a follower

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Amanda said...

+1 im a follower

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Amanda said...

+1 im a follower

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Amanda said...

i'd invite Emily Bronte, Jane Austen, Taylor Swift,Stephenie Meyer, Ally Carter, Cassandra Clare, Orlando Bloom, Robert Pattinson, Jonny Depp, Bach, Beethoven, adn scott joplin!

Jenn-ay said...

I'm pretty boring and super shy...so my party would probably just consist of my family (I know). Especially my dad and grandparents that passed away way too early in my life. Oh,and maybe, just for fun, Justin Timberlake because I've been in love with him since the NSYNC days when I was in middle school.

jennay1221(at)gmail(dot)com

Jenn-ay said...

+1 I'm already a follower!

jennay1221(at)gmail(dot)com

Brandy said...
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Brandy said...

I'd invite a pretty eclectic group: Stephenie Meyer, CS Lewis, Matthew McConaughey, Mother Teresa,
Kathy Reichs and my mother, of course! I'd also invite my grandma that I lost several years ago.

bookgirl314@gmail.com

avidreader86 said...

I would invite Jesus, Princess Diana, DaVinci, Beethoven, Einstein, (now for some fictional characters...) Edward Cullen, Damen Auguste, Jace Wayland, Peeta Melark, Gale Hathorne, and of course my best friends and my grandma and my familiy!!

Alyson I love your book!! LOVE IT! Thank you for making me lose myself in the world you've created!!

avidreader86 said...

I would invite Jesus, Princess Diana, DaVinci, Beethoven, Einstein, (now for some fictional characters...) Edward Cullen, Damen Auguste, Jace Wayland, Peeta Melark, Gale Hathorne, and of course my best friends and my grandma and my familiy!!

Alyson I love your book!! LOVE IT! Thank you for making me lose myself in the world you've created!!

avidreader86 said...

I'm a follower!!

Lillie

barbrafl said...

Let's see, I would invite Jacob from TWILIGHT, Sam from SHIVER, Sinclair from SWOON, Patch from HUSH HUSH, Kartik from GREAT AND TERRIBLE BEAUTY, Cabel from WAKE, Stark from HOUSE OF NIGHT, Gale from HUNGER GAMES, Seth from WICKED LOVELY, and all other of my fictional boyfriends XD

Thanks for the contest.
barbrafl737 (at) yahoo (dot) com

barbrafl said...

+1 Follower

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Kate said...

I would invite all the amazing authors that I admire. I would also include some of my favorite historical figures such as Anne Boleyn.

neverendingshelf@gmail.com

Kate said...

+1 I am a follower

neverendingshelf@gmail.com

ccqdesigns said...

I would love to read this book and what a great question!
I would invite the following:
The Dali Llama
Mahatma Gandhi
Nostradamus
Michelangelo
Pablo Picasso
Moses
and My graduate student class

rebecca dot cox at charter dot net

Gracie said...

Hmm...probably:
whoever invented microwave popcorn, pachobel, jane austen, marie antoinette, tinkerbell, the ramones, charlie brown, batman, stephen king, and of course alyson noel!

Sheere said...

Humm I'd invite Marilyn Monroe (she was awesome) and Einstein.. he was pretty funny!

sheere.dry@gmail.com

Sheere said...

+1 follower


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Gracie said...

oopsy-daisy! i forgot;

+1 follower!

Beth said...

Thanks for the giveaway. If I could invite anyone to a party, I think it would be Elvis. How entertaining!

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Belinda M said...

It sounds silly but I would invite the Jonas Brothers. My son loves them and would be absolutely thrilled to hang out with them and I would be there next to him


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Strangelove said...

I would invite Obama.
He definetly needs to loosen up being the most powerful (and, therefore, more responsible and busy) man on the planet!

carlos_durao AT hotmail DOT com

Debs Desk said...

I would invite my brother how died in December. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9(at)verizon.net

Debs Desk said...

I am a follower.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9(at)verizon.net

jpetroroy said...

I'd invite William Shakespeare.

jpetroroy (at) gmail (dot) com

Ladytink_534 said...

Well I certainly want to go to her party! If I could invite anyone to a party I'd choose: Walt Disney and his animators The 9 Old Men, Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, JK Rowling, Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, Robin Williams, Morgan Freeman, Johnny Depp (of course), Tim Burton, Danny Elfman, Robert and Richard Sherman, and oh so many more!

Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ladytink_534 said...

I'm a follower

Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sarah Z said...

I would invite Elvis and Michael Jackson!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

Andrea said...

Andrea Martinez said...
+1...i am a follwer =D <3

my ideal party would include many :
for the artistic talk and all that..i'd say i would invite : Van Gogh & giovanni canaletto

Music: flock of segals (lol)..linkin park, 311, 3doors down, death cab for cutie,incubus, MUTE MATH=D,muse,blue foundation,all time low, blink 182,morbo,chayenne,micheal jackson , laura pausini.allorada banda limon lol..endless list =] lol

tv/movies: cast of NCIS lol shia labeouf, Peter Facinelli,james dean,bet midler, miley cirus (my lil sisters would get a kick out of this)lol,david boreanaz, Taylor launter..(eye candy ;]) lol
books: stephenie meyer..(for makin readin less of a drag for me durin the end of my high school, alyson noel for keepin me entertained with her books and being able to escape reality when stressed..Victor Villaseñor for the funny and good reads that i can relate to from a hispanic point of view and Wilson Rawls with where the red fern grows..the first book that made be cry (in the 5th grade..infront of the entire class lol)

all my fam and close friends..
hope i win..it would be a great birthday gift =D this ends right on my birthday..which is 9/11/91 when i turn 18 =D finally haha

drea1130cks@aol.com
myspace.com/ladyblue986

Andrea said...

Andrea Martinez said...
+1...i am a follwer =D <3

my ideal party would include many :
for the artistic talk and all that..i'd say i would invite : Van Gogh & giovanni canaletto

Music: flock of segals (lol)..linkin park, 311, 3doors down, death cab for cutie,incubus, MUTE MATH=D,muse,blue foundation,all time low, blink 182,morbo,chayenne,micheal jackson , laura pausini.allorada banda limon lol..endless list =] lol

tv/movies: cast of NCIS lol shia labeouf, Peter Facinelli,james dean,bet midler, miley cirus (my lil sisters would get a kick out of this)lol,david boreanaz, Taylor launter..(eye candy ;]) lol
books: stephenie meyer..(for makin readin less of a drag for me durin the end of my high school, alyson noel for keepin me entertained with her books and being able to escape reality when stressed..Victor Villaseñor for the funny and good reads that i can relate to from a hispanic point of view and Wilson Rawls with where the red fern grows..the first book that made be cry (in the 5th grade..infront of the entire class lol)

all my fam and close friends..
hope i win..it would be a great birthday gift =D this ends right on my birthday..which is 9/11/91 when i turn 18 =D finally haha

drea1130cks@aol.com
myspace.com/ladyblue986

Andrea said...

Andrea Martinez said...
+1...i am a follwer =D <3

my ideal party would include many :
for the artistic talk and all that..i'd say i would invite : Van Gogh & giovanni canaletto

Music: flock of segals (lol)..linkin park, 311, 3doors down, death cab for cutie,incubus, MUTE MATH=D,muse,blue foundation,all time low, blink 182,morbo,chayenne,micheal jackson , laura pausini.allorada banda limon lol..endless list =] lol

tv/movies: cast of NCIS lol shia labeouf, Peter Facinelli,james dean,bet midler, miley cirus (my lil sisters would get a kick out of this)lol,david boreanaz, Taylor launter..(eye candy ;]) lol
books: stephenie meyer..(for makin readin less of a drag for me durin the end of my high school, alyson noel for keepin me entertained with her books and being able to escape reality when stressed..Victor Villaseñor for the funny and good reads that i can relate to from a hispanic point of view and Wilson Rawls with where the red fern grows..the first book that made be cry (in the 5th grade..infront of the entire class lol)

all my fam and close friends..
hope i win..it would be a great birthday gift =D this ends right on my birthday..which is 9/11/91 when i turn 18 =D finally haha

drea1130cks@aol.com
myspace.com/ladyblue986

Andrea said...

Andrea Martinez said...
+1...i am a follwer =D <3

my ideal party would include many :
for the artistic talk and all that..i'd say i would invite : Van Gogh & giovanni canaletto

Music: flock of segals (lol)..linkin park, 311, 3doors down, death cab for cutie,incubus, MUTE MATH=D,muse,blue foundation,all time low, blink 182,morbo,chayenne,micheal jackson , laura pausini.allorada banda limon lol..endless list =] lol

tv/movies: cast of NCIS lol shia labeouf, Peter Facinelli,james dean,bet midler, miley cirus (my lil sisters would get a kick out of this)lol,david boreanaz, Taylor launter..(eye candy ;]) lol
books: stephenie meyer..(for makin readin less of a drag for me durin the end of my high school, alyson noel for keepin me entertained with her books and being able to escape reality when stressed..Victor Villaseñor for the funny and good reads that i can relate to from a hispanic point of view and Wilson Rawls with where the red fern grows..the first book that made be cry (in the 5th grade..infront of the entire class lol)

all my fam and close friends..
hope i win..it would be a great birthday gift =D this ends right on my birthday..which is 9/11/91 when i turn 18 =D finally haha

drea1130cks@aol.com
myspace.com/ladyblue986

Andrea said...

Andrea Martinez said...
+1...i am a follwer =D <3

my ideal party would include many :
for the artistic talk and all that..i'd say i would invite : Van Gogh & giovanni canaletto

Music: flock of segals (lol)..linkin park, 311, 3doors down, death cab for cutie,incubus, MUTE MATH=D,muse,blue foundation,all time low, blink 182,morbo,chayenne,micheal jackson , laura pausini.allorada banda limon lol..endless list =] lol

tv/movies: cast of NCIS lol shia labeouf, Peter Facinelli,james dean,bet midler, miley cirus (my lil sisters would get a kick out of this)lol,david boreanaz, Taylor launter..(eye candy ;]) lol
books: stephenie meyer..(for makin readin less of a drag for me durin the end of my high school, alyson noel for keepin me entertained with her books and being able to escape reality when stressed..Victor Villaseñor for the funny and good reads that i can relate to from a hispanic point of view and Wilson Rawls with where the red fern grows..the first book that made be cry (in the 5th grade..infront of the entire class lol)

all my fam and close friends..
hope i win..it would be a great birthday gift =D this ends right on my birthday..which is 9/11/91 when i turn 18 =D finally haha

drea1130cks@aol.com
myspace.com/ladyblue986

shal said...

I'd invite Orlando Bloom... Then I'd stare at him and be happy.


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Edu Chico said...

I would invite everyone I met on my way to the party!

educhico AT gmail DOT com

Jafantunes said...

I would invite everyone I know.
I never seem to manage to get them all together in one place!

o_rei_de_havana AT hotmail DOT com

Liam said...

1+ I just so happen to be a follower!
ANyways, in the ALIVE Category, I'd invite: J.K. Rowling, the ever-wonderful Alyson Noel (well, duh!), Steve Jobs, Lauren Conrad (I also like my eye-treats!), Taylor Swift (great voice AND crazy hot!) Kiersten White (the funniest blog ever! All owed to her faithful Laptop, of course)!
And the DEAD category: Billy Mays, haha! Michelangelo, William Shakespeare, Joan of Arc, Nicholas Flamel, Niccolo Machiavelli, Charles Dickens, Emily Dickens, Bruce Chatwin!

Because I rock like that...I've seen Evermore in Borders all the time and wanted to buy it, but BROKE!

Anonymous said...

billy te kid


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~The Book Pixie said...

Awesome interview! Love the party question.

I'd invite:
~Alive~
Scott Westerfeld
Sarah Dessen
Art Wolfe
Lisa Ann Sandell
Julia Roberts
Tom Hanks
Sandra Bullock
Lauren Oliver
Taschima
Penguin
Tasmin

~Dead~
Bronte sisters
Jane Austen
Both Grandfathers
Queen Elizabeth


I'm sure there are others I just can't think of right now.

~Briana :D
thebookpixie[at]yahoo[dot]com

~The Book Pixie said...

+1 follower

~Briana
thebookpixie[at]yahoo[dot]com

Froggy said...

My grandparents and my dad.

Froggy
froggarita@gmail.com
http://froggaritavillesbookcase.blogspot.com

Froggy said...

I am a follower

Froggy
froggarita@gmail.com

cfisher said...

I am a follower..
Alive...
Laurell Hamilton
Nora Roberts
At peace... my son.

Aik said...

I'd invite Michelle Moran, Anchee Min, Adeline Yen Mah, Lenka, Olivia Ong, Robert Pattionson...

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I'm a follower.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Megala872 said...

I'd invite J.K. Rowling or Stephenie Meyer.

Megan
Megala872@aol.com

Megala872 said...

I'm a follower.

Megan
Megala872@aol.com

manuel said...

I would invite Cleopatra.
+1 follower
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Tânia said...

I would invite Leonardo Da Vinci!
+1 follower
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