Hi Victoria and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, WE TOLD SIX LIES!
So happy to be here!
Please summarize the book for the readers here:
WE TOLD SIX LIES is a story about a teen boy, Cobain, whose girlfriend goes missing. As he searches for her, the police are looking at him as a suspect, and he starts to wonder – as more and more people begin to accuse him of doing something to Molly – that maybe he did.
Please share your favorite line(s) or quote from this book:
“Desparate times call for desparate resurrections.” Lots of foreshadowing for both my main characters in that one line.
Please share a few Fun facts about this book…
Cobain got his name from Kurt Cobain, the book includes handwritten notes from my main character, and my cousin did many of the illustrations found inside.
What first attracts your Hero to the Heroine and vice versa?
A bully, of all things.
If your book was optioned for a movie, what scene would you use for the audition of the main characters and why?
For Cobain, it would be when he is confronting another character (trying to avoid spoilers here), and for Molly it would be when she and Cobain are at a party.
Readers should read this book….
Yes, they should. Ha! They should read it if they love unreliable narrators, and narrators that are truly flawed.
What are you currently working on? What other releases do you have in the works?
My focus has been stolen by goScribbler.com lately, which is a subscription box company for novelists. But I do have some ideas for new titles out to my editor, and am waiting to hear back. Fingers crossed!
Thanks for blogging at HJ!
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Excerpt from We Told Six Lies:
And tears filled your eyes. You bit down on your anger, your entire body shaking in my hands. You weren’t mad at this memory you were holding, I don’t think. You were mad because you didn’t want me to see the emotion on your face.
But I saw it anyway.
And though I didn’t know who you were talking about or what had happened, I said, “I won’t let you go, Molly.”
It was the right thing to say.
I could see it in the lift of your shoulders.
I raised my hands to your jawline. I couldn’t wait a second longer, Molly. I just couldn’t. My thumbs drew circles on your cheeks as I pulled your face closer. If the world had split between our feet, asphalt falling to the center of the earth, I would still have found a way to hold onto you.
“You’ll be sorry,” you whispered.
I brought my mouth to yours.
You pushed your body against mine, and I wrapped my arm around your waist, and we just kind of…fell into each other. It was the first time we’d kissed slowly, my thumb tracing your jawline, your hands warm against my upper back. Our lips moved softly, tongues softer still, and when our kiss ended quietly, we kept our arms around each other, your cheek on my chest, my chin resting on your head. In that one perfect moment, we could have crashed into the sun and I wouldn’t have noticed the heat.
I released you at last, and you said, “Say it again.”
And I said, “I’ll never let you go.”
And you laid your head against me.
I thought of myself as an animal then. As your protector. You held my leash in your soft white hands. If someone upset you, all you had to do was release me, and I’d have torn them to pieces just to see you smile.
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Remember how many lies we told, Molly? It’s enough to make my head spin. You were wild when I met you, and I was mad for you. But then something happened. And now you’re gone.
But don’t worry. I’ll find you. I just need to sift through the story of us to get to where you might be. I’ve got places to look, and a list of names.
The police have a list of names, too. See now? There’s another lie. There is only one person they’re really looking at, Molly.
Meet the Author:
Victoria Scott is the acclaimed author of nine novels including Fire & Flood, The Collector, and We Told Six Lies. Victoria’s books have been YALSA-nominated, have appeared on the Spirit of Texas Reading Program, and have been included on Bank Street College of Education’s Best Books of the Year list. She’s been featured in USA Today, Girls’ Life Magazine, and Glitter Magazine, and her stories have been translated and sold in fourteen countries across the world. Victoria is also the owner and founder of Scribbler, the only subscription box for writers, which has been featured by BuzzFeed, WFAA, and Her Campus.
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