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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

$25 Giveaway Interview TRUE COLORS by KRYSTEN LINDSAY HAGER @KrystenLindsay @toobusyreading

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True Colors 

 Landry Albright enters a modeling competition with her two best friends, but runs into jealousy when she advances to the next level without them. Enter the gorgeous Devon, who also makes the first cut of the modeling contest. Devon seems like the perfect new best friend, but can their friendship survive the competition? Throw in a new boy, jealousy and loyalty issues, and insults from hair stylists. How’s a girl to deal?


A lot of girls at school were talking about trying out, but most of the girls at Hillcrest were jocks. Yasmin McCarty, the most popular girl in our class with one thousand-three people on her social media friends list, could win a modeling competition, but she would never enter because it would be beneath her to stand in line and wait to be judged on her looks. She was always saying modeling and stuff was so superficial, but she was also the same girl who walked around school pretending she was freezing so the teachers would let her wear her designer hoodie over her uniform.

I dunno, maybe some girls just knew they were hot and didn’t need some TV show to confirm it. I loved watching the show, but the thought of going up there to be judged on how I looked scared me. I was afraid of the judges but even more afraid of Ericka. I knew she’d get mad at me if I didn’t try out. So while some girls were secure enough not to need strangers to tell them they were pretty, I spent the whole day trying to figure out the right outfit for my audition (and my dad wondered why my math grades sucked). I mentally went through my closet, and nothing seemed right. My clothes said American Couch Potato, not American Ingénue.

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   Author Biography Krysten Lindsay Hager is an author and book addict who has never met a bookstore she didn’t like. She’s worked as a journalist and also writes middle grade, YA, humor essays, and adult fiction. Her debut novel, TRUE COLORS, will be out June 17th from Astraea Press. She is originally from Michigan and has lived in South Dakota, Portugal, and currently resides in Southern Ohio where you can find her reading and writing when she’s not catching up on her favorite shows.

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1. What is the first book you remember reading by yourself as a child?

It was A Birthday for Frances by Russell Hoban & Lillian Hoban. It’s about Frances the badger getting ready for her little sister, Gloria’s birthday. I remember Frances buys Gloria a Chompo bar (candy bar) and four gumballs and then proceeded to eat the candy bar and chew the gum and then feel guilty. I can’t tell you what I had for breakfast this morning and yet I remember the exact number of gumballs and the name of the candy bar because I loved that book so much. I read it over and over again.

2. What are you reading right now?

I always have two or more books going at the same time. Right now I’m readinga YA novel called, Until Wishes Are Fulfilled by Michael Alexander, Finding My Way Home by Alina Man, and even though I haven’t finished the other two, Lucid by L.E. Fred, is calling to me to come read it.

3. How does your garden grow?

With diligence and skill. Although I should probably weed a lot more out of my life—bad habits and such…oh yeah, and in the yard, too!

4. What is the last thing you Googled?

Oh man, I wish I could say it was something intellectual like an article on philosophy, but nope. It was me trying to find the Daily Mail’s online news website. I’m a news junkie, but I also like my share of bubble gummy entertainment news, too, and this site fulfills both those needs. I can learn what’s going on in the world and then find out what amazing nail polish Jennifer Lopez is now wearing.

5. What makes you cringe?

Seeing people act rude in stores and restaurants. It bothers me when people get their feelings hurt or get bullied and pushed around. Once I was in Kroger and saw this teen girl who was bagging groceries get yelled at and afterward I went over to tell her I thought the customer was just having a bad day and it wasn’t personal. She gave me a hug. I just can’t stand to see that sort of ill treatment.

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  1. Thanks for featuring True Colors and being part of the blast and tour :)

  2. Thank you! The questions chosen were a lot of fun!



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