Monday, May 19, 2014

MEET HEROINE: Gia (MAFIA GIRL by Deborah Blumenthal)

Welcome to RWA/NYC’s Heroine Blog Tour
This week, we are interviewing Heroines from New York’s Leading Romance Authors.  Some are candid, some are funny, all are wonderful.  We know you’ll fall in love with each and every one of them.  
(Psst--watch for their Hero’s interview next month!)


Q:  First impressions count so what are you wearing? What do you look like?

A black Valentino cashmere pencil skirt. And yes, it clings. White cashmere cardigan, three top buttons open. And the Louboutin pumps. I practically sleep in them.

Q:  Are you a girly girl or a tomboy?

Definitely a girly girl.

Q:  What do you do for a living?

Duh, I’m in high school. Do you like it? On most days.

Q:  Tell us your story. 

I am the most loved/hated girl at my snooty Manhattan high school. Why? Because my dad doesn’t have a boss, he is the boss, the capo di tutti cappi, boss of all bosses. If that’s not enough, my life gets complicated when I meet a green-eyed cop I call, “Officer Hottie,” because, seriously, he is “about the hottest thing on the face of the universe.”  On top of that Vogue magazine wants to feature me in a fashion spread about real-life bad girls. Oh yes, and I’m running for class president. And to sum it up, the book follows me as I struggle to get out from under my dad’s shadow and show everyone there’s more to me than “Mafia Girl.”

Q:   Describe the Hero of your story. Is he a Mr. Darcy or a Christian Grey?

The damn problem is, it’s so hard to get to know Michael, but I’m hoping he’s a Christian Grey.

Q:  Just between us, what do you like best about your Hero?

His eyes, his body, his mystery.

Q:  What TV show best describes your relationship with the Hero – Scandal or Game of Thrones?

More likely Mafia Girlfriends.

Q:  If your story is made into a movie, what actress do you want to play you?

Hmm, maybe Lauren Conrad?

Q:   Tell us about your author. 

Deborah Blumenthal is a former New York Times writer and the author of sixteen books for children, young adults, and adults, including three young adult novels: FAT CAMP, THE LIFEGUARD, and MAFIA GIRL. Her latest YA novel, A DIFFERERNT ME, will be published in September by Albert Whitman.

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