Allow me to brief you, Nowhere But Home was an INSTANT all-time favorite for me, however, I wouldn’t even know the book was out there unless it was for Hannah, therefore, there was only ONE WAY to do this interview, and that was with Hannah. You will see part one here, and part two on So Obsessed With! We hope you enjoy your time with Liza as much we we did!
A lovelyyyy enthusiastic welcome to Miss Liza Palmer! She was so wonderful to do this for us, and if you don’t follow her on Twitter, you should, she is simply delightful! Now, let’s get this show on the road, shall we?
In Nowhere but Home we get to see how much gossip can affect people’s lives. Have you witnessed this firsthand?
Oh, of course, right? I mean, we’ve all been through the 7th Grade.
I think the bit that comes with age is to know that gossip feeds on shame – that’s why it’s so insidious. It hits that chink in our armor where we secretly believe the terrible things they say are true or at the very least, we think they’re right about us being a fraud.
Freedom from gossip and the gossips comes when we love and accept ourselves for who we are and stop trying to be something we’re not. Those mean girls of North Star can’t touch the Wake girls once they stop trying to fit in and are happy on their own terms.
As Hannah asked me in OUR interview, we must know, who would be your bookbaby daddy?
So, which fictional dude do I have the hots for?? Hmmm. I mean, you gotta love Rochester from Jane Eyre. Love the tortured ones.
And it’s super lame, but I’m all hopped up on him right now – Lincoln Mallory from my sixth book, Heroine. Man. That guy. (faints)
Liza, tell us about yourself, speed date style, sixty seconds on the clock, and go!
California born and bred, was working in a law firm downtown when I went to a writing class at Vroman’s bookstore with my aunt. Having dropped out of college and really flailed in school, this was a cataclysmic moment for me. I found writing again in my early 30s. I haven’t been able to put the genie back in the bottle ever since.
Liza, what do you like to do in your downtime?
I love to take drives and see matinees. I hang out with my family and friends. As I’ve gotten older I absolutely treasure my downtime and have started to really be quite territorial with it.
It’s a beautiful day, and a gorgeous convertible has been plopped in front of your home with a note on it! It says: GO ON A ROAD TRIP. Where do you go?
Without a doubt, up the coast of California. It’s my favorite place on Earth – like sprinkle my ashes there favorite. There’s this exceptional part from Santa Barbara up to Buellton that’s just… right on the water and… sigh, it’s gorgeous.
After your road trip, we’re giving you $75 to buy books! Can you tell us what you’re buying??
I’m really into YA right now… I’m just finishing Divergent, I’ve got Insurgent so I’d have to buy Allegiant. I’m super curious about Rainbow Rowell, would love to buy some of hers. Basically I’d just go into a bookshop and buy anything I could get my hands on.
And with this money do I get the time to read these books????
Coffee or Tea? TEA!
Sushi or Steak? SUSHI!
Paperback or Hardcover? I’m an equal opportunity book fondler. BOTH
Chocolate or Vanilla? CHOCOLATE. PFFLT, VANILLA.
Fall or Summer? FALL!!!
Liza has generously hosted this giveaway! Truly, this book is beyond sensational and you should ALL read it! So give it a go!