Two summers ago, fully pregnant, I had the good fortune of meeting Liz and Lisa while they were on tour. They are exactly how you would picture them- fun, bubbly, sparkly, gorgeous and vivacious- basically the gals you want in your squad. I am always thrilled to support them and read their literary gems. I love having them on the blog and am excited to share their “Open Book” answers. They have picked the perfect book to lipstick shade, shared their current reads and really live by the best motto- read below and see why they truly are the book besties dreams are made of ❤
via Amazon ~
From the bestselling authors of The Good Widow comes a chilling novel of psychological suspense that will make you think twice about what your best friend may be hiding…
For estranged friends Ashley, Natalie, and Lauren, it’s time to heal the old wounds between them. Where better to repair those severed ties than on a girls’ getaway to the beautiful paradise of Tulum, Mexico? But even after they’re reunited, no one is being completely honest about the past or the secrets they’re hiding. When Ashley disappears on their girls’ night out, Natalie and Lauren have to try to piece together their hazy memories to figure out what could have happened to her, while also reconciling their feelings of guilt over their last moments together.
Was Ashley with the man she’d met only days before? Did she pack up and leave? Was she kidnapped? Or worse—could Natalie or Lauren have snapped under the weight of her own lies?
As the clock ticks, hour by hour, Natalie and Lauren’s search rushes headlong into growing suspicion and dread. Maybe their secrets run deeper and more dangerous than one of them is willing—or too afraid—to admit.
- What three celebrities/authors/figures- living or dead, would you want to have a bookclub with?
Elizabeth Gilbert, Judy Blume and Barack Obama
- Current binge series?
Lisa is binging Seven Seconds on Netflix and Liz is binging Dietland on AMC.
- Last favorite book?
Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier and Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone
- What 3 things to you pack in your bag for your dream vacation? Where is it?
Books (Does that count as one? Lol), bathing suit and birkenstocks.
Grand Cayman! Together!
- Sunday NYT or US Weekly?
- Last person you sent a text message to?
- Book you read that you wished you wrote?
You by Caroline Kepnes
- Do you have a teacher who encouraged you to become a writer?
Lisa didn’t have a teacher. It was her mom who encouraged her. Liz had so many teachers that encouraged her—it would be impossible to choose just one!
- Do you listen to music while you write? If so, who?
YES! Lisa listens to Kenny Chesney and various other country artists. Liz loves Sia and plays her on repeat!
- Describe your writing space?
Lisa has a loft, hidden away from the rest of the house with sweeping views of the treelined streets below. Liz has a tranquil office that relaxes her.
- Coffee or tea?
Coffee for both of us!
- Do you have a favorite book that you gift?
Lisa enjoys gifting Eat Pray Love. Liz loves to gift The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.
- Book that you wished they would make a movie out of?
Ours! The Good Widow or Girls’ Night Out!
- If you could have one song as the theme song of your life what would it be and why?
Don’t Worry, Be Happy for Lisa. So much easier said than done! For Liz: Girls Just Want to Have Fun!
- What/Who inspires you?
Hard workers—people that hustle to get to the top.
- Bravo reality TV- yes or no?
Yes! We love Million Dollar Listing–any city!
- Favorite Instagram account?
We love @vilmairisblog and also @thesatoproject, a really cool organization that saved dogs in Puerto Rico.
- If you could name just one lipstick after a book, what would you call it and what shade would it be?
Double Life. It would be that perfect shade of red and would go with The Good Widow
- Current #TBR pile?
Lisa has The Subway Girls by Susie Schnall, An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, Our House by Louise Candish. Liz is reading The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang and Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier.
- Best advice you’ve ever received?
Never give up. And we won’t!
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