Laurie Faria Stolarz
Author of Book Three
Laurie’s Guilty Pleasures
Favorite Snack: Popcorn with soy butter, salt, and garlic powder.
Touristy Trip: Paris (lived there), the south of France (been there), Stockholm (almost went there and want to go), Maui (really want to go).
Fashion addiction (at the moment): Gap Long & Lean jeans (I have brands that are considered more posh/chichi, but none of them fit or feel like Gap), Ugg crochet boots (not Cardy, just the regular knit), Michael Stars tops, DKNY clothing in general, and Michael Kors stuff (when I can get it on sale).
Dessert: Dark chocolate in almost any form - the darker the better.
Fast Food: French fries at least once every couple of months (even better when dipped in vegan tartar sauce).
Beauty Binge: Aveda products, which includes indulging in high-and/or-low-lights every eight weeks. Also, Skin Nanny and Angels on Skin Cleanser from Lush, Lilac oil perfume, Revitalash mascara, and Buxom Lips from Bare Escentuals.
Late-Night TV: The Hills, The City, Real Housewives of (wherever), The Real World, America’s Next Top Model, and Supernatural.
Chick Flick: Never Been Kissed, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Juno, Green Card, Once, The Devil Wears Prada, Bridget Jones' Diary, Thelma & Louise, Mean Girls, Moonstruck, Clueless, Under the Tuscan Sun, and anything with John Cusack.
Nightlife: Pilates in front of the TV (a regular occurrence), answering e-mail (also regular), and dinner and/or a movie out with friends (happens far too rarely).
Cheap Thrill: Window-shopping, tabloid magazines, buying a new lip gloss, a tall cup of French roast coffee from Peet's or Starbucks.
Ultimate Splurge: Giuliano’s Day Spa for a massage and soft-pack wrap treatment, oxygen facials, and spray-tanning (in summer only).
My Official Bio
Laurie Faria Stolarz is the author of several popular young adult novels, including Deadly Little Secret, Deadly Little Lies, Project 17, Bleed, and the bestselling BLUE IS FOR NIGHTMARES series, which has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide. Stolarz's titles have been part of the Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers list, the Top Ten Teen Pick list, and YALSA's Popular Paperback list, all through the American Library Association. Born and raised in Salem, Massachusetts, Stolarz attended Merrimack College and received an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College in Boston.