May 27

EGMONT WEEK: KAY CASSIDY

Welcome to Egmont Week on my blog! Today I have the amazing Kay Cassidy whose debut novel, The Cinderella Society, was released this past April! And stay tuned until the end and find out how you can win a Glass Slipper book mark!!

I “met” Kay about a week after Scones and Sensibility went to auction and sold. We emailed back and forth and let me just say, this is a doll of a girl! Not only is she an amazing writer, but she can organize a week like this (which she did), run a nation-wide Scavenger Hunt Contest for libraries, and start her own Girl-Power Blog. She’s also the kind of person who is always optimistic and encouraging!

But enough of my bragging. Here’s a more official-sounding bio…

Who is Kay Cassidy? Kay Cassidy is the author of teen fiction she wishes was based on her real life.  She is the founder of the national Great Scavenger Hunt ContestTM reading program for kids and teens and the host of the inspirational Living Your FiveTM web project.  In her free time, she enjoys yoga, movies, music, and reading.  Lots and lots of reading.  She hopes her debut YA novel, THE CINDERELLA SOCIETY (April 13, 2010 – Egmont), will help girls embrace their inner Cindy.

THE CINDERELLA SOCIETY blurb of awesomenessWhat a girl to do when the glass slipper fits, but she doesn’t want to wear it anymore? Sixteen year old Jess Parker has always been an outsider.  So when she receives an invitation to join The Cinderella Society, a secret society of the most popular girls in school, it’s like something out of a fairy tale.  Swept up by the Cindys’ magical world of makeovers, and catching the eye of her Prince Charming, Jess feels like she’s finally found her chance to fit in. Then the Wickeds–led by Jess’s arch-enemy–begin targeting innocent girls in their war against the Cindys, and Jess discovers there’s more to being a Cindy than reinventing yourself on the outside.  She has unknowingly become part of a centuries-old battle of good vs. evil, and now the Cindys in charge need Jess for a mission that could change everything. Overwhelmed, Jess wonders if The Cinderella Society made a mistake in choosing her.  Is it a coincidence her new boyfriend doesn’t want to be seen with her in public?  And is this glamorous, secret life even what she wants, or will she risk her own happy ending to live up to the expectations of her new sisters?

This is the first Egmont book I had the privilege of reading and let me just say that it is truly wonderful, inspiring and empowering. An absolute perfect book for any girl to read!

Now let’s get onto my mini-interview!

Okay, Kay, we all know the first question by now, so spill…what main character would you love to actually BE if you could?

That’s a tough one!  Hmm… probably either Katsa in GRACELING or Cammie in I’D TELL YOU I LOVE YOU BUT THEN I’D HAVE TO KILL YOU.  Katsa is one of my favorite heroines of all-time: smart, strong, caring.  And she’s a total survivor.  Cammie has the most amazing skill set of any YA heroine, imo… I mean, how many teens can defend themselves with a strand of spaghetti while speaking Farsi and dancing the Viennese Waltz?

I definitely agree with Katsa, and that was an amazing book as well! Now onto my next question. Tell us Kay, do you prefer Mustang Kick a la chest or Face Claw prepared by Cheetah?

Umm… are there cupcakes involved?  No?  Then, can I choose c) none of the above?  LOL  Geez Louise, I don’t know, Linds.  Isn’t that kind of a rough question for Jane Austen reincarnated?  If I had to choose, I guess I’d say the cheetah because I’m pretty such getting kicked in the chest by a mustang could easily kill you.  Horrible.

I know, it is a tough one…but that’s exactly why I asked you, the element of surprise! You probably thought, “Lindsay would surely not ask me about my fear of being kicked by a mustang or about the remote possibility of being clawed by a Cheetah, so I don’t have to worry…” and then BAM…I sprung it on you. Kind of like Katsa, huh? And really, I’m convinced that Jane Austen most definitely played the “would you rather” game. She has such a great sense of humor I find it hard to believe she couldn’t have.

Now for my final question for the amazing Kay Cassidy! Describe the best airplane experience you could ever have…and don’t hold anything back!

Oh, that’s easy.  One where the airplane does not leave the ground. I don’t like to fly so the best airplane experience, in my opinion, is one where the airplane stays at the gate.  And possibly seats me next to George Clooney while serving cupcakes.  Okay, that’s a lie.  I’d definitely want the cupcakes, but I’d never eat it if George was there.  I often end up with frosting on my nose and that’s not really very ladylike.

Not leave the ground?! We really are kindred spirits…cause I couldn’t agree with you more, or at least mystomach agrees with you!

Thanks so much for being on my blog, Kay!

You can visit Kay at www.kaycassidy.com. And now you must click on this link HERE so that you can order THE CINDERELLA SOCIETY for yourself. Then once you read it, you’ll be ordering another one and another one to give to all the amazing girls and women in your life!

Come back bright and early tomorrow for the final day of EGMONT WEEK with author Bree Despain!

*GIVEAWAY TIME*

Kay has graciously donated to give away one of these awesome glass slipper bookmarks!! Just leave a comment and tell me one amazing, empowering thing about yourself! Isn’t it cute?!


One Response to “EGMONT WEEK: KAY CASSIDY”

  • Robin K says:

    I am a small business owner and a stay at home mom. Being a mom is definitely empowering and at times defeating. :)

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