Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Would You Rather... with Glynis Astie

Please welcome Glynis Astie, author of French Twist and French Toast.

About Glynis:

Glynis never expected in her wildest dreams to be a writer. After thirteen years in the Human Resources Industry, she decided to stay at home with her two amazing sons. Ever in search of a project, she was inspired to write the story of how she met and married her wonderfully romantic French husband, Sebastien, in six short months. The end result became her first novel, French Twist. As this novel is only the beginning the story, Glynis has just released the sequel, French Toast and has begun writing the final chapter in the trilogy, French Fry. When she is not writing, she is trying to keep the peace amongst the three men and two cats in her life, finding missing body parts (Lego pieces are small!), supervising a myriad of homework assignments and keeping a tenuous hold on her sanity by consuming whatever chocolate is in the vicinity. 

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Would You Rather... with Glynis Astie

Chips, chocolate or cheese? 

Is there anything as important as chocolate?

Bridget Jones, Becky Bloomwood or Carrie Bradshaw? 

Bridget Jones! She is so sweet and well intentioned, but her impulsive nature and bizarre musings make me love her even more.

Wine, beer or vodka? 

A glass of dry red wine is just perfect, not to mention the fact that holding a glass with a stem makes me feel sophisticated. I have never been partial to the taste of beer and I must steer clear of vodka for a very long time…

Camping or spa vacation?

Spa vacation, please! Camping and I just do not mix.

Water or Mountains?

Always the water: give me a beach, some sunscreen and a good book and I am set. If only the kids would let me read!

Zombies or Vampires?

Honestly, they both freak me out.

Dogs or Cats?

Cats! I have two furry little monsters that are my constant writing companions, which means that they love sit on my keyboard.

Coke or Pepsi?

I am a hard core Coke fanatic! It just tastes better.

Coffee or tea?

This is a split decision. I was raised to be a tea drinker, but I have developed a healthy desire for a good cup of coffee.

Dine out or take away?

A few years ago, I would say dine out. Now that I have kids, take away is much safer for everyone.

High heels, sneakers or flip flops

Sneakers are a necessity for chasing around energetic little boys. Oh, how I miss my high heels.

Physical book or ebook?

While I love the feel of a book in my hands, you just can’t beat the number of books you can carry on an Ereader. I like to have options!

Paperback or Hardcover?

Paperback. Portability is key and hardcovers are just too bulky.

Pen or Pencil?

Pen. Pencils are a little too dangerous to leave out with my little one around. His reach is surprisingly far!

Mad Men, Downton Abbey or Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey, hands down! I am a sucker for refined British people and their woes.

Drama or comedy?

Comedy. Life gets so crazy that when I have time to read or watch something, I want to LAUGH!

Twilight or Hunger Games? 

Hunger Games! Twilight was quite romantic, but the Hunger games has a much better story.

Lipstick, lipgloss or chapstick? 

I am a lipstick girl. When you are as pale as I am, if you don’t have a little color on your face, people think you’re ill.

Facebook or Twitter

I prefer Facebook.  Trying to fit your thought into the limited number of characters allowed in a tweet is frustrating!

Plot your entire novel or fly by the seat of your pants? 

Oddly enough, I am a fly by the seat of your pants kind of girl when it comes to writing. In every other aspect of my life, I must plan to stay sane.

French Toast

Sydney Bennett is back! And her pursuit of perfection is alive and well. Na├»ve to the core, Sydney believed that when she finally married the man of her dreams, the hard part was over. Following a civil ceremony as a means to keep Louis from being deported, Sydney continues to plan the fairytale wedding that she had dreamed of since the age of five. Much to her chagrin, she discovers that her mother-in-law is planning what seems to be a rival wedding in France that SHE has been dreaming about for her only child since before he was born. How will poor Sydney be able to ensure two perfect weddings in the midst of Louis’ fruitless job search? Especially when her mother-in-law’s idea of perfection appears to be having Sydney embarrass herself in front of hundreds of French people that she has never met? As if she didn’t have enough on her mind already, Sydney finds herself faced with the trials and tribulations of being a wife. Sydney had always heard that marriage was hard, but she thought that this was just a ruse that married couples portrayed in a bid to make single girls feel less desperate. But as the bills pile up and emotions run high, she realizes that there may just be some truth to this statement. And as she watches Louis’ perfection fade away before her very eyes, she begins to wonder if she made a rash decision in marrying a man that she had known for a mere six months. With all of the obstacles that Sydney and Louis will encounter, will they be raising their glasses in celebration or watching their impulsive marriage crash and burn? One thing is for certain, Sydney and Louis Durand are headed for one hell of a toast… 

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  1. Thanks so much for having me, Lydia! I had so much fun answering all of your questions. :) Although I am having even more fun reading your debut novel, Redesigning Rose. I cannot wait to meet you at BookBuzz 2014 in NYC next week and talk about your awesome book in person!

  2. Bridget Jones, of course! TEA, Glynis, TEA! (The world has enough coffee drinkers.) Had two cats, but my vote would still be dogs. And I'm a flip-flop-wearing Downton Abbey fan. So great getting to know you better, Glynis. Great set of questions, Lydia!!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Julie! You're right! There is nothing like a nice cup of tea. It was my mom's favorite. :)

  3. So much fun to get to know you a bit better, Glynis!

    1. Thanks, Laura. Wish we could sit down with a cup of tea. ;) And some chocolate!

  4. Fun interview! Looking forward to sharing a glass of red wine with you at BookBuzz (after our Pink Stiletto, of course :) )

    1. Thanks, Meredith! Me too! I am going to be quite jealous of your gorgeous tan. Hope Barbados is fun!

  5. Cute interview! I love that both zombies and vampires freak you out. Me, too!

    1. I knew that I loved you, Brea. You get me. :) I hope that I get to meet you someday!

  6. Love it! Not only do our cats look like twins, but they both enjoy sitting on our keyboards when we try to write! Can't wait to chat (and share cat pics, of course) in NYC!! :)

    1. Thanks, Cat! Tyler, my teeny kitty, has been kind enough to station herself on my legs instead of my keyboard so that I may answer you without retyping everything five times. ;) SO EXCITED to meet you next week!!!



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