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May 2, 2012

Blogger Birthday Bash: Interview-Rebecca Serle + Giveaway!

Happy Belated Birthday to Rebecca Serle's When You Were Mine! Yesterday  When You Were Mine  was released on May 1st! So come read this interview with  Rebecca Serle's  and checkout  When You Were Mine ! Remember to comment so you get an entry in the giveaway! 

When You Were Mine

What was your inspiration to write your book?
My own heartbreak. I really knew Rosaline—I had been the girl that got left behind before. I just felt like this was my story to tell—and I know it’s one that other people can relate to.
What is one book you wish, you had written?
Harry Potter, of course!
What makes your book so different from all the books out there?
Well I think books that we really love, that stick with us, act as friends--- sometimes through hard times. I hope When You Were Mine will be one for you. I hope it will hold your hand, if you are heartbroken, and I hope for all of you who remember what that felt like it will provide a mirror into how far you have come. I think heartbreak and first love are really universal experiences, and I think they are incredibly special ones. The book also drives home my life philosophy—that it’s not what happens that matters, but what you choose to do with what happens. Life is a dialogue between fate and free will.
Who was your favorite character in the whole story? And why?
Len or Charlie. Charlie is a controversial figure. I know some people won’t like her. But she is a true friend, a fierce friend. I respect Charlie (and fear her, just a little).

Any tips or tricks for aspiring writers?
Be consistent. Own the identity—you are a writer if you write. Period. Don’t wait for a book deal to call yourself what you are. And buy Stephen King’s On Writing!

What is the best part about having your book released in May?
The emails and tweets and messages I have already gotten from readers saying they are going through what Rosaline is and they are crying and healing right along with her. That? That’s really something else. I’m so grateful.

Speed Round

Print Books or E-books?
Favorite Book Store?
Shakespeare and Company in Paris.
Favorite City in the world?
Edinburgh, Scotland. But Paris and New York are close.


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  1. Harry Potter. I REALLY gotta read those books :) Oh, by the way, LOVE THE COVER!

  2. I thinking staying true to yourself can carry over to everyone in their day to day life not just authors! Great advice!

  3. This book looks so good! And everyones talking about it!

  4. I really want to read this book! It sounds awesome!

  5. Thank you so much! :D

    I have been wanting to read this!

    - Amanda

  6. Great Contest this book looks like a good read!!!!

  7. I am so looking forward to reading When You Were Mine

  8. Can't wait to read this book! Sounds awesome.

  9. I would love to visit Scotland one day. It looks so beautiful.

  10. I love Edinburgh too! it is SOOOO beautiful!!!

  11. awwww, I really want to read this!! :) Thank youu!!!

  12. i loved this book/ bummr it was an e arc

    tnx 4 the giveaway

  13. I so wanna read this, Thanks for the awesome giveaway

  14. This story looks amazing. I am a huge Romeo and Juliet fanatic, so I would LOVE to see Rosaline's story. I just love Rosaline's name. So pretty.


  15. This book looks SO Good. I mean Romeo and Juliet? Personally I think something about the story are odd and bit cheesy/stupid, but I like retellings and this one looks AMAZING. :D Yaya! Thanks for the fun interview/giveaway!

  16. I like that Rebecca used her own heartbreak experience as inspiration for her protagonist. Great interview ^_^

  17. LOVE that she mentioned Stephen King's On Writing as writerly advice - such a brilliant book! I've been dying to read this, thanks for doing the giveaway :)

  18. Oh, I love Shakespeare & Co.!!
    Thanks for the interview and giveaway!