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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Get to Know Rita Williams-Garcia

We are loving hanging out with featured author Rita Williams-Garcia this month. Here are a few things you should know about what she drinks (chocolate dropping is genius!), where she'd like to travel and her killer legs (and awesome confidence--yay!). Find out more on readergirlz.com, and join us in the forum all month long to chat with Rita about her fantastic book, No Laughter Here.

Favorite drink while you write: Hot, hot coffee - half full-strength, half-decaf with a Hershey's kiss thrown in.

Place to write: Any outdoor bench under the sun.

Inspiration: Fried catfish, nachos with cheese. Can't write hungry.

Dream book tour: To all of the states with 75 degree weather.

Cure for writer's block: Hitting speed bag with boxing gloves

Favorite outfit: Brown Old Navy skirt with gladiator sandals during the summer. Will wear three days in a row. Change top, of course!

Stilettos or Uggs? Stilettos. Killer legs. Thanks, Mom.

Website: www.ritawg.com

Roundtable: readergirlz divas and postergirlz discuss No Laughter Here


Marie said...

I'm so psyched she mentioned my library on readergirlz.com !!!

Little Willow said...

Welcome, Rita!

Melissa Walker said...

Yes, Marie, Rita's totally into Jefferson Market, as am I, of course!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

It's going to be so fun to get to know Rita!

Katherine Grace Bond said...

Can't wait to hear from you, Rita!

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