Interview with Bare-Naked Lola author, Melissa Bourbon-Ramirez
We are thrilled to be a part of the Bare-Naked Lola blog tour!! After reading this mystery that made us giggle the whole way through, we couldn’t help but wonder about the author, Melissa Bourbon-Ramirez, herself. Melissa was kind enough to answer some of our questions about Lola in her Lola Cruz Mysteries, what books she *made* us download already, and where she gets the ideas for her books.
First of all, we just adored this book!! We love fun mysteries!
Ooo, thank you! I’m so glad. The Lola series is SO much fun to write!
Where do you get your mystery ideas from? Is it ripped from the headlines? CSI? News?
TOTALLY ripped from the headlines, then mixed and mashed up until it’s not recognizable anymore J There is a nudist resort REALLY close to where I used to live, so that, of course, planted a nice seed. What fun to have a mystery centered there!
We hear you are a fan of Nancy Drew. So we have to ask, Ned Nickerson or Edward Cullen?
Um, Jack Callaghan. Sorry, I gotta be loyal to my favorite hero. J I do love me some Manny Camacho, too. Ned or Edward… bah, just boys.
How much of you do you put in your books? Even if it’s none, we still want to be BFF’s because we think you‘re cool.
LOL, well, thanks! Lola is a lot me, and vice versa. She’s who I want to be sometimes, and I definitely infused her with my values, dreams, love of family, sexiness… Haha! Just kidding. Honestly, every lead character I write has a bit of me in them, and in return, they give me a bit of themselves.
We think Lola is hilarious! Do you ever laugh out loud while writing for Lola?
I do! And I blush, sometimes. And I cheer. I LOVE Lola!
Tell us there is another Lola book in the works? *crosses fingers*
Can I just say, I love you! Yes, working on book 4 (no need to have read books 1 and 2 before you jump into book 3. You can always go backwards). Drop Dead Lola, or maybe What Lola Wants. Not sure, still working on the title, but the story’s coming along.
What are you reading these days?
Finishing Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cuxnin, and it is SO good and So fascinating! Love it. It’s a book club choice, of course, because my free time is spent reading things like Obsidian, by Jennifer L. Armentrout, The Marriage Bargain, by Jennifer Probst, and other hot and steamy reads. **blushing**
Lightning Round, Holly Black Style!
Mountains or Beach - Beach
A book that made you cry - Mao’s Last Dancer, most recently. Before that, Night Road by Kristin Hannah. Oh my God.
A book that scared you - Silence of the Lambs
A la Barbara Walters, if you were a tree what kind would you be - ROFLOL! Lilac
All-time favorite movie - Joy Luck Club. Or Gone With the Wind.
Harry Potter, Hunger Games, or Lord of the Rings - Harry Potter. Total comfort movie, like pot roast.
Love Triangles or Soul mate - Soul Mate! Did I mention Jack Callaghan?
You’re the bomb, thank you for having me and loving Lola and Bare-Naked Lola!
*Finishes downloading The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst on Kindle* *blink blink* Melissa is quite witty if you ask us and has some worthy book recommendations. Oh, and we recommend the title Drop Dead Lola for the next book!
We get to giveaway one e-book of Bare-Naked Lola! Read the rules and fill out the form. It’s that simple!
*Must fill out the form correctly
*Open to those 15 years of age or older
*Winner will be notified via email, and will not be announced on the blog
*Winner chosen by Random Number Generator
*Giveaway ends May 10, 2012 at 11:59PM CEN
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