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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Interview & Contest: Lindsay Eland (Author of Scones and Sensibility)

Today I'm happy to welcome debut author Lindsay Eland to The Hiding Spot to discuss love, her next novel, and her personal hiding spot from the world... which is may sound awfully familiar to some of you readers out there!

A Brief Bio
I was born in Cincinnati, grew up in various towns in Pennsylvania, went to college in Oklahoma, and found home in Breckenridge, Colorado. I love to write, read, hike, drink espresso, and attempt to keep my plants alive. I am a laugher and a dreamer. Mix all these together and you get me–a lucky writer of middle grade fiction.
To find out more about Lindsay and her writing, visit her website here!

The Interview
Give a short description or statement describing SCONES AND SENSIBILITY.
Scones and Sensibility is about an overly-romantic and overly-dramatic 12-year-old girl who takes it upon herself to match-make for the people in her small beach town…whether they want to be or not.

Polly is a bit of a hopeless romantic; do you identify with this trait?
Most definitely! I’ve tried to bury my romanticism over the years and have attempted to convince myself that there is no true love…but thankfully I have had zero success, and remain right now, hopelessly romantic and completely convinced about true love.

Which of the classic loves stories, such as Pride & Prejudice, would you name as your absolute favorite?
Oh, dear…my ABSOLUTE favorite? Umm…I actually might have to say Jane Eyre since I can’t seem to pick between Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice.

Can you tell us anything about your next novel?
Why sure! It is a contemporary middle grade novel currently titled, A Teaspoon of Rosemary. It is the story of a shy, introverted girl who, in the midst of becoming a wonderful young chef, learns to find and embrace her inner strength and confidence. It was so fun to write and as research I got to make lots and lots of yummy recipes!

My blog is dedicated to books, my personal hiding spot. Who, what, or where is your personal hiding spot?
 I think we must be kindred spirits, because books are my hiding spot as well! Tucking myself away in a book for a few hours or days or weeks is the most wonderful feeling in the world. It’s like Christmas morning and hot chocolate and warm blankets and rainy days and hugs all bound together in a book I can hold in my hands.

Thanks for stopping by, Lindsay!

The next stop on the Scones and Sensibility Blog Tour is Pirate Penguin Reads!
Interested in winning your own copy of SCONES AND SENSIBILITY? I'm giving away my copy to one lucky winner. To enter, simply fill out the form below.
Ends: May 13th 2010


  1. OMG, I love Jane Eyre! A fabulous classic :D

    Thanks for hosting this! :)

  2. This book looks really good. I think I'm like Polly in the hopeless romantic part. Jane Eyre is great too!

  3. Great interview! I can't wait to read her novel, it looks so cute!

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  5. Great interview! I loved that she got to cook as a way of research. I also really like the cover of the book. Hoping to get it soon!

  6. I wonder how long she has lived in Breckinridge?? I lived in a tiny town just 20 miles from there for about 8 years. Beautiful place!

  7. Jane Eyre is one of my favorites! I can definitely say Pride and Prejudice is my all time favorite Jane Austin novel though. I LOVE it!


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