Saturday, March 23, 2013

Blog Tour: Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt

Going Vintage

Happy Saturday everyone!  Today I'm very happy to be part of the official blog tour for Lindsey Leavitt's new book, Going Vintage.  Going Vintage centers around thrift-loving Mallory.  She has a pretty great life: a job working for her dad's antique business, an awesome younger sister and an adorable boyfriend.  Unfortunately her life takes a dive when she finds out that her boyfriend is cheating on her with an online girlfriend.  Mallory decides to swear off technology and live like it's the sixties.  After all, life was much simpler then right?  

As part of the the blog tour for Going Vintage I have an interview with Lindsey Leavitt, herself!  So let's just get on to the questions!

Sometimes we can all feel smothered by technology. If you could un-invent any piece of technology what would it be? 

Texting. Yes, it’s easy. I don’t have to call babysitters and have that awkward pause before they tell me no. But I just miss people talking. And I hate when people text during another conversation.

Conversely what is something you couldn't do without? 

My laptop, Holden. I sleep with him under my pillow

Have you ever tried giving up any modern conveniences for a period of time? 

Yep, did it for a week while researching this book. I have mostly blacked out that period of my life

What was your inspiration for Going Vintage? 

There was an article in The Wall Street Journal a few years ago about a man with a cyber wife who ignored his real life wife. That’s straight from the pages. A breakup drama involving a family member gave me plenty of material. And The List came after I found a list I wrote when I was 19, about what I wanted to accomplish in my life (and coolness-- #1 was publish a book!)

I have to say that this is one of my favorite covers, and I am going to find that pink carpeting (just maybe in rug form)! Did you have any input and were you happy with the result? 

 Isn’t it fabulous? The cover gods were surely smiling down on me. This one isn’t much different than the original draft. I had some input on color and fonts, but the designer, Regina Flath, found this image and shaped everything around that. I love she saturated the color. I think it fits the tone of the book perfectly.
What do you want readers to take away from this story?

Happiness. Fun. Maybe a shift in perspective. Oliver Kimball (read and you’ll understand)

What's next for you? Any projects in the works? 

I’m working on another YA contemporary for Bloomsbury that will likely be out in summer 2014. I can’t say much about it, because I still don’t have much to say, but the story is set in Vegas and involves wedding chapels. I’m gearing up to start revisions soon, and can’t wait to get back into this story. There are some characters I really, really love.

I want to thank Lindsey for being with us today and for bravely giving up technology for a week so she could write the book.  That's what I call dedication. Going Vintage is available now from Bloomsbury, make sure to check it out and let me know what you think!

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  1. that was a fun interview!! omg YES to texting.. everywhere you go, especially at dinners, everyone would be texting instead of having a normal conversation with each other! it annoys the hell out of me! and omg, wow I don't know how you survived that week, would definitely call it a dark period for me! I haven't read the book but I have to agree, the cover is GORGEOUS! Can't wait to pick this one up and see what you next book is about :)

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

    1. Hope you enjoy it Juhina! Thanks for checking out the interview!

  2. I really can't wait to get this book! I have it on pre-order and think I will drop whatever I am reading when it comes in.
    Great interview!
    Tammy @ Bo's Book Nook