Monday, January 4, 2021

Stacy Wise tells no a book giveaway

We're pleased to welcome Stacy Wise to CLC to kick off the new year. Her latest novel, Lie, Lie Again, published on New Year's Day. Melissa really enjoyed it and has a review for you to check out. Stacy also had Melissa's dream job before she became a writer, so this comment on Facebook was a huge compliment!

Thanks to Get Red PR, we have one copy to give away!

Stacy Wise is the award-winning author of the novels Beyond the Stars and Maybe Someone Like You. Prior to her writing career, Stacy worked in television casting on shows including The X Files, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, and Party of Five. After a decade in the industry, she returned to school and received her teaching credential and masters from Chapman University. She has taught both kindergarten and third grade. A native of California and graduate of UCLA, she lives with her family and three fluffy dogs in Los Angeles. (Bio adapted from Stacy's website.)

Visit Stacey at her website and on Facebook and Instagram.

For three women with so much to hide, there’s no such thing as a little white lie…

All three women who live at 1054 Mockingbird Lane have secrets…and with a body at the bottom of their apartment building’s staircase, those secrets need to stay buried.

Sylvia Webb has a plan. And a potential Mr. Right. He’s sweet, simple, and dependably clueless about what she’s up to. The only thing unpredictable about him is his needy ex-girlfriend, who is this close to shattering Sylvia’s dreams. But Sylvia’s not going to let that happen.

Riki McFarlan has a good career and an amazing boyfriend who wants to settle down. If only she didn’t have feelings for her neighbor—who happens to be her close friend’s husband. With everything going so right, why is Riki flirting with something so wrong, so…dangerous?

Embry Taylor is as devoted to her children as she is to her husband, who’s a bartender by night, an aspiring actor by day. She is his biggest fan. But with his career not taking off and tensions high, even sweet Embry has something she’s desperate to keep hidden.

Lies, secrets, and revenge. For three neighbors with stakes so high, someone is headed for a downfall. (Courtesy of Amazon.)

"Wise masterfully captures the tension between appearances and reality, spinning a fast-paced and darkly funny tale of three young women, each with her own secrets, each reaching for her dreams. I loved it!" 
~Kaira Rouda, USA Today bestselling author of The Favorite Daughter

"Stacy Wise writes with intensity, emotion, and just the right amount of humor as she tells the story of three women whose lives intersect at an apartment complex on Mockingbird Lane. Their secrets bubbling below the surface, threatening to be revealed...unless they lie. Lie, Lie Again is a must-read!" 
~Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, authors of How to Save a Life

What is a favorite compliment you have received on your writing?
A reader wrote to tell me that she loved the book so much that she was thinking about the characters even though she had finished. She also said she laughed out loud at certain parts. I thought that was really cool!

Which of the three women in Lie, Lie Again do you relate to the most?
I can relate to Embry in the sense that I understand what it’s like to have a toddler and a baby and be pregnant with a third. I had four kids in a span of seven years, so that part of her life was pretty easy to imagine.

If Lie, Lie Again were made into a movie, who would you cast in the leading roles?
I was a casting director years ago, and I would’ve had an entire list in minutes back then! But now I don’t watch as much TV as I used to. That said, here are my initial thoughts: Kaitlyn Dever as Riki would be a dream come true. Michelle Trachtenberg would be on the short list for Sylvia. And if Lauren Alaina decides to take up acting, I would love to see her play Embry! 
What is something you have learned about yourself during the pandemic?
Such a great question. It has been a strange time, hasn’t it? I think the main thing I’ve learned is to trust my gut and to be patient with myself.

Which TV series are you currently binge watching?
Criminal Minds. One of my daughters and I have been watching an episode every night. We started during the pandemic (I can’t remember what month!), and we are currently on season ten.

Did you make any new year's resolutions? If so, what is one you are hoping to keep?

No, I never make a New Year’s resolution, but rather, I pick a theme for the year on my birthday. Sadly, I forgot all about it this year until this question! But it’s never too late, right? :) My theme for this year is going to be embracing new beginnings.
Thanks to Stacy for chatting with us and to Get Red PR for sharing her book with our readers.

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traveler said...

I was lied to many times which I found hurtful and unnecessary. I do not lie, instead I omit telling certain things.

Anonymous said...

Karen B
I keep telling everyone in my assisted living residence that I feel good when all I want to do is sleep! COVID really wipes you out.


Padmini Rao said...

I was told a friend that they looked really nice in their new dress even though they looked really bad in it.

Linda Kish said...

Mostly it's just the grandkids...I didn't break that, I didn't do that. Nothing big enough to count usually.

Rita Wray said...

I told my daughter I feel fine but really I didn't feel good.

Katherine Holom said...

I told my Mom she should get on hold at the library for The Thursday Murder Club, when actually I'd already wrapped the present up for her.

Mary Preston said...

I lied about a gift I received. Just not me at all.

Mary C said...

I lied about knowing what a girlfriend's boyfriend was gifting her for her birthday.

jodi marinich said...

i lied to my son about santa claus---he ask if he was real and i said yes

diannekc said...

I try not to lie, but I do omit telling a friend or family something hurtful.

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Kelley said...

About buying somethingšŸ¤‘

Burma Turner said...

My husband lied about his age when I first met him. It didn't take long to figure out the truth though :)

Melissa said...

I was lied to that a store had in stock items I needed that I'd receive them eventually and never did.

Toni Laliberte said...

I told my son there was no more Skittles left. I lied because I wanted them. Lol! Thanks for the chance!

Nancy P said...

Told someone I wasn't feeling well because I wanted to stay home.