Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Miriam Forster Takes the Dare!

Today's guest post comes from Miriam Forster, whose debut novel, CITY OF A THOUSAND DOLLS,  comes out from Harper Teen on Feb. 5, 2013.

Miriam was brave enough to take on the following dare, a dare that involves - dum, dum, DUM! - dancing. And not just any dancing, but interpretive dance.



Here's a little more about Miriam's book:
Nisha was abandoned at the gates of the City of a Thousand Dolls when she was just a child. Now sixteen, she lives on the grounds of the isolated estate, where orphan girls apprentice as musicians, healers, courtesans, and, if the rumors are true, assassins. Nisha makes her way as Matron’s assistant, her closest companions the mysterious cats that trail her shadow. Only when she begins a forbidden flirtation with the city’s handsome young courier does she let herself imagine a life outside the walls. Until one by one, girls around her start to die.

Before she becomes the next victim, Nisha decides to uncover the secrets that surround the girls’ deaths. But by getting involved, Nisha jeopardizes not only her own future in the City of a Thousand Dolls—but her own life.
Doesn't that sound amazing? I, for one, can't wait until February.

Check back with us this Friday, when our very own Ellen Oh returns to entertain and enlighten us. If you have a truth or dare for her, click here.

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Miriam Forster learned to read at the age of five, wrote her first story at the age of seven and has been playing with words ever since. CITY OF A THOUSAND DOLLS, her debut novel, will be coming from HarperTeen on February 5th, 2013. 

In her daily life, Miriam is a wife, a terrible housekeeper and a dealer--and duster--of books. In her internal life, she imagines fight scenes, obsesses about anthropology, nature shows and British television, and reads far too much. She likes to wander the Internet and is usually in one of the following places. 

Blog 
Twitter 
Goodreads

22 comments:

  1. Miriam, I love this! Especially the part in the middle where you are laughing uncontrollably and saying, "I can't do this. I just can't." You are a brave lady. Thanks for being so awesome and tackling this dare!

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    1. Lol, that part is my favorite. I caught a glimpse of myself on the screen and just cracked up. I also like my husband laughing in the background. :)

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  2. AWESOME! I imagine myself taking your book into a book club meeting, talking to the kids about it...I know it's one that would get picked fast. Then...I could show them this vid. They would LOVE it.

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    1. Haha, thanks! It was pretty entertaining for us too. *grin*

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  3. OHMYGOSH that was great :D
    I love your interpretative dance. And I love that track from LotR.Can't wait to read your very pretty book!!!

    Alyssa Susanna

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    1. Lol, it took me forever to sort through my itunes for a good "interpretive dance song" The Lord of the Rings soundtracks were the only things that fit!

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  4. Hahaha, love it Miriam! You're freaking adorable. And your husband? or whoever was laughing at you in the background cracked me up, too. :)

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    1. Ohmygosh, that's still my favorite part. My husband was watching me do this off and on for the whole eight-hour drive and he was just in hysterics sometimes. But he kept telling me I could do it! :)

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  5. Miriam, you are wonderful and brave.

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  6. HA!!! That was so fun! I was laughing right along with you. I loved all your procrastination too. It was funny. It turned out perfect. And was that your husband's voice as the narrator at the end there? He has a very nice voice. He should read books out loud for a living. :)

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    1. The laughing is the best part! And I kept thinking. "Oh, I'll just eat first. Oh, I'll just read for a bit and then try again." Interpretive dance is scary when all you know how to do is flail. :)

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    2. And yes, he has an awesome voice. I like to make him read me stuff. :)

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  7. Love it, Miriam. I could not stop giggling through the whole thing. I AM NOT A GIGGLER.

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  8. OMG, you did it and it was AWESOME.

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  9. Miriam rocks!

    (and a lesser known fact: she does giggle-inducing interpretive dance)

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  10. Hahahaha! I'm so glad I remembered to come back to this (Miriam, I was coming back from vacation, forgive me)! Oh myyyyy you are hilarious! I snorted out loud and scared the cats. That was priceless! Plus, Subway!

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