Hello everyone! Time to kick off the Welcome Caller, This is Chloe Book Tour, and to do so, I'm very happy to welcome author Shelley Coriell to the blog today!
Without further ado, here's the interview:
To start with, why don't you tell us a little about yourself? I love books. I write books. I talk to my dog and passionately believe in the power of kindness.
Did you always know you wanted to write YA books? Nope. I started out writing dark, edgy adult romantic thrillers with twisted serial killers, but I got to a point where I needed more light and laughter in my life. Enter Chloe and the quirky gang at KDRS Radio.
Other than writing books, I heard you are a journalist. What was the craziest thing that happened to you while being a journalist? When I was the editor of a food magazine, I visited a local baker who made a life-size 3-D cake of Madonna. The crazy thing…the cake looked exactly like the pop star…bustier and all.
Did any of your experiences influenced you/made it to Welcome Caller, This is Chloe? The basic premise of Chloe’s best friend starting rumors and getting the whole school to ostracize her came right out of my senior year of high school. Happened to a friend of mine who ended up leaving her high school and enrolling in mine. Still gives me the shivers.
Could you tell us about Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe, in your own words? GLEE in a high school radio station. Chloe has this big, booming personality, and she’s surrounded by a quirky bunch of radio staff misfits who become like family to her.
Now if you wouldn't mind answering some quick questions…
Favorite movie? Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Witty dialogue. New York swank. Unexpected love. The Cat.
Favorite food? Blackberry cobbler
Favorite animal? My rescue weimaraner, Rylee, but I collect frogs. Not real ones.
Book crush? Etienne St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss. Dreamy sigh.
Favorite book you read last year? The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. Exquisite.
Thanks for having me on your blog, Alex. May your world be filled with good books and great people!
To learn more about Chloe’s high school radio world and win a $50 electronic/radio store gift certificate or one of ten CHLOE swag packs, go to Shelley Coriell’s website, www.shelleycoriell.com/blog/. Good luck to all!