Friday, January 13, 2012

The International Kissing Club by Ivy Adams- Interview and Giveaway

The International Kissing Club by Ivy Adams is the story of four best friends: Piper,Cassidy, Mei, and Izzy--the misfits of Paris, Texas. Their whole lives, they’ve dreamed of escaping small-town life and seeing the world. So when Piper is the victim of an embarrassing prank that goes viral online, she gets the idea that the girls should escape via the school’s international exchange program, in search of fun, love and internet redemption.

Emily McKay, Shellee Roberts and Tracy Deebs write under the pseudonym Ivy Adams.

They shop, gossip and watch movies in Austin, Texas.

Around the World in 80 Kisses: Smooch Stop #47

1.If you would describe The International Kissing Club book in a
sentence, what would it be?

Four best friends go international and have a fun, flirty, romantic time.

2.How is it like to write with three other writers? What are some of the
criteria that needed to be in an author to write with others?

There are actually three writers who wrote IKC—Shellee Roberts, Emily McKay
and myself. It was amazing fun, to be honest, but also a lot of hard work. I
think if you’re collaborating on a book, you need to be organized and have good
communication skills. You also must be flexible and have a lot of discipline. We
were great with the first three and lousy with the last one. Most of our meetings
ended up being two hours of fashion/movie/gossip talk followed by an hour of
frantic work, lol;)

3.Since the girls from The International Kissing Club uses Facebook
page anonymously to stay connected with each other, do you think its the
best method for the girls to update one another using a facebook page or not?

I think it worked for the girls really well, simply because it was a venue that all four could
use to keep up with each other at the same time—something texting and IMing doesn’t
really provide. Also, it accommodated for their very different time zones/schedules, so
that one could log on leave a message and then the others could pick it up whenever
they got the chance.

4.In the book ,The International Kissing Club, each girl travels to a different
country, so what is the one country you cant wait to visit?

I’ve been to a lot of countries all ready—most of Europe, parts of Africa, Latin
America. But if I had to choose one country (besides France, where my girl
goes and where I’ve already been) to visit, I guess it would be Brazil. I would
love to see Rio during Carnaval.

5. What inspired the idea behind The International Kissing Club?

We were actually at another writer’s house for a Chinese dumpling party and
we were sitting around talking about a friend’s love life (she’s kissed a guy from
like twenty-five different countries) and Shellee pipes up with “Geez, you’re a
veritable International Kissing Club.” Emily and I looked at each other across
the table and said, “That is an incredible title.” The party went on, but we
couldn’t let the title go and within two weeks we’d plotted out The International
Kissing Club :)

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Sarah Mohamed Saghir said...

mmm I stalk them on Facebook :p
dude. how do you feel when you talk to authors!

Sarah Mohamed Saghir said...

mmm I stalk them on Facebook :p
dude. how do you feel when you talk to authors!

Catherine Lee said...

I'm terrible at keeping up with distant friends. I e-mail few & far between and I will send note cards (YES) through snail mail. People do like to receive letters & cards in the mail.

I love that the initial inspiration for IKC came at a dumpling party. How fun!


Samjam G said...

My favorite way to communicate with friends is through text!! I keep in touch with my New York buddies while I'm in texas! Its awesome!

chey said...

Facebook and email.

chey127 at hotmail dot com

Danielle Hill said...

I like to text and e-mail, but nothing beats skype, seeing distant friends make them seem a whole lot closer. Great interview! Thanks for posting.

Vy said...

Seeing as how I don't have text, Facebook, and rarely call anyone because it's darn pricey, I usually just use AIM (: If I were to talk to them on the phone, it would be hours...why not kill two birds with one stone by using your computer to chat AND do homework?
Have a great day!


melannie (: said...

My best friend just moved to England to study there for the semester. And she's been there for a little more than a week and we still haven't figured at a good way of communicating ):

We swore we would skype every day, but due to time zones (she's 7 hours ahead) we haven't been able to. And her phone doesn't work there so we only talk to each other through facebook messages that are here a day too late and I just miss her SO MUCH.

That's why I haven't started IKC, I'm afraid I might get too emotional and won't be able to enjoy it properly.


Maji Bookshelf said...

ooh w always keep in contact through twitter, and for non twitter-ers i use Facebook :D
best ways to stay in contact!!


- juhina


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