Comments: 3 Questions with Sheila Curran (and a contest!)

This sounds like a wonderful book! I can't wait to grab it and sit outside in my back yard reading it.

Posted by Keri at July 29, 2009 9:29 AM

The book sounds great. (Will you kick me out of the running if I correct you and point out that Friday is actually July 31?)

Posted by Rita at July 29, 2009 9:38 AM

"I just couldn't not write." How wonderful it is to have a fruitful passion like that! Wish I could get paid for reading!

Posted by elizabeth at July 29, 2009 10:08 AM

I love the books you recommend - just finished The Pretend Wife this weekend. I will surely read Everyone She Loved!

Posted by Ann from St. Peter MN at July 29, 2009 10:26 AM

Count me in, please! Sounds like a very fascinating book!

Posted by Leandra at July 29, 2009 10:29 AM

Sounds like an amazing story. Pick me, O Random gods!

Posted by Andrea at July 29, 2009 10:38 AM

Sounds like a good story! I really hope I get picked this time. *pointed stare at the gods*

Posted by Trish at July 29, 2009 10:52 AM

This book sounds really great! Count me in!

Posted by Rachel at July 29, 2009 10:58 AM

I am sending my youngest child off to college in three weeks. I need something to fill my time now that there are no more school events to attend and papers to sign . . . Pick me, pick me!!
This book sounds wonderful, as are all your recommendations!

Posted by Gail at July 29, 2009 11:01 AM

Now THAT is a great hook -- the kind that promises me that the book will be character-driven. Change one of the characters and you would change the plot. See my hand waving wildly in the air? My reading-eyes begged it to do so. It is busily finger-spelling: "Please pick me!" ;)

Posted by JMyersbook at July 29, 2009 11:10 AM

Laura Gross is one of our very good customers in the small independent bookstore I manage, and she always makes sure we have Sheila's books in stock. We keep selling out of Everyone She Loved before I have a chance to read it, so I'd love to win a copy!

Posted by Jess H at July 29, 2009 11:16 AM

I love the author's story about how she finally got published. The plot of the story is great and I can't wait to read how it all plays out.

Pick me pick me! Oooohhh!! My hand is raised REALLY high!!

Posted by Chandler at July 29, 2009 11:17 AM

I love the books you recommend, and that you take the time to do it. This sounds delightful, and complex. I'll take a risk with the random Gods, count me in!

Posted by Karen at July 29, 2009 11:20 AM

Ohh! Pick me! Pick me! My to read stack is getting thin!

Posted by Katie at July 29, 2009 11:34 AM

Thank you for introducing us to Ms. Curran's work. I look forward to reading this book!

Posted by CariAnne at July 29, 2009 11:55 AM

This sounds like a wonderful book -- Please pick me, random gods!

Posted by Kelly at July 29, 2009 12:06 PM

Sounds like a great read; I'd love to win a copy.

Posted by Charlene at July 29, 2009 12:09 PM

I have Diana Lively in my TBR pile...might get bumped up a bit. I want this one too!!

Posted by Jen A at July 29, 2009 12:19 PM

Pick me.

Posted by Lynn at July 29, 2009 12:25 PM

Sounds delightful. I'm getting my books ready for the long flight north!

Posted by Tequila Cookie Chris at July 29, 2009 12:31 PM

Pick me! Pick me! I just finished reading all of your books, so I would love to move on to books you recommend. Oh Random gods, pick me!

Posted by Stephanie at July 29, 2009 12:34 PM

I'd love to have a copy. I am off to Scotland for four months and am very sad that I won't be able to use the public library there, so I am desperately trying to hoard reading material for my trip!

Posted by Haley at July 29, 2009 12:36 PM

This sounds like a thought-provoking and emotion- churning book - I'd love to try it.

Posted by Diane (TT) at July 29, 2009 1:31 PM

I would love to win this!

Posted by Cristin at July 29, 2009 1:42 PM

Oooh! Even if I don't win, this is totally going on my to-read list.

Posted by lizardek at July 29, 2009 1:47 PM

I loved "Diana Lively..." It inspired me to laughter, tears, and strong feelings of violence against one of the characters. What else can you ask for in a book?

Posted by Jill W. at July 29, 2009 1:53 PM

I would love to win this! Thanks for the opportunity!

Posted by mere at July 29, 2009 2:28 PM

C'mon, god of Random, pick me for what sounds like a great read!

Posted by Charmi at July 29, 2009 2:42 PM

I wish my library had more of the authors that you interview. They all look so lovely. But alas my library doesn't have this one too.

Posted by Linda J at July 29, 2009 2:50 PM

This sounds like a great read. I'd love to win a copy.

Posted by Gina at July 29, 2009 3:06 PM

Sounds like a great book - I can't wait to read it. Thanks for this opportunity to win one!

Posted by Pamela L at July 29, 2009 3:12 PM

I'd love a signed copy! This book sounds great!

Posted by Laura F at July 29, 2009 3:14 PM

Sounds like a great book! I'm putting this one on my to-read list, whether I win or not!

Posted by Katie B at July 29, 2009 3:20 PM

Thanks for the contest! Both books sound fabulous.

Posted by Sarah at July 29, 2009 3:23 PM

What a neat concept for a book - I look forward to reading it!

Posted by corrie at July 29, 2009 3:30 PM

Please o Please!!!
And thanks for the great interview.

Posted by Lori P at July 29, 2009 3:49 PM

sounds like a great read; thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Posted by Susan at July 29, 2009 3:50 PM

Sounds like a winner - I'd sure like to win it!

Posted by Jill Cooper at July 29, 2009 3:55 PM

Ooh... yes, please! I read "Diana Lively is Falling Down" and really liked it, although I found that Ms. Curran did SUCH a good job characterizing the husband that I (a) got a stomach ache while reading about him and (b) amused myself by shouting British slang at him, a la "You poxy git!" or "You tosser!"

Posted by Aimee at July 29, 2009 3:56 PM

Oh I would love to actually win something one of these times! Thanks - Joss

Posted by Catherine at July 29, 2009 4:11 PM

This book sounds right up my literary alley.

Posted by pam at July 29, 2009 4:13 PM

sounds like a great read, please pick me!

Posted by elizabeth at July 29, 2009 4:14 PM

Sounds really interested! will look for it. :)

Posted by Jess at July 29, 2009 4:26 PM

Dear Random God of numbers that I can't keep straight.

Me! Me! Me!

And so I can take courage in Sheila's writing!

Posted by Mit at July 29, 2009 4:33 PM

Sounds like an interesting book. While I am waiting to win, I will see if my library has her first novel.

Posted by Chris at July 29, 2009 4:34 PM

My list of "To-Read-ASAPs" is growing by leaps and bounds since my intro to Kudzu. Thanks Joss!

Posted by Glory Words at July 29, 2009 4:51 PM

Sounds like a great read. I'm already looking up the first book!

Posted by Chris of the Woodwork at July 29, 2009 4:57 PM

I love your books, and also the books you recommend. I would be so happy if Random chose me!

Posted by Kathy at July 29, 2009 5:35 PM

I need a new book like I need a sweater here in Hell, uhm I mean Arizona but SQUEEE it sounds like something I would rillllly like so...

Posted by Scottsdale Girl at July 29, 2009 6:20 PM

I love the author interviews you do, Miss Joshilyn. And of course I'd love to win a signed copy of any book you recommend!

Posted by Lulu at July 29, 2009 6:47 PM

I LOVE trying out new authors!

Posted by rikki at July 29, 2009 6:54 PM

I LOVE your 3Qs. Just finished The Pretend Wife (which I bought because the RNG hates me). So far all of your 3Q books have been winners, even if I am not.

But there's always hope for next time!

Posted by Jen at July 29, 2009 7:34 PM

See Joshilyn read. Read Joshilyn read. See Joshilyn post contest. Win Bridget win!

Posted by Bridget at July 29, 2009 8:07 PM

This one looks like another winner. Can't wait to read it. Hope the RNG pick ME!

Posted by dee at July 29, 2009 8:33 PM

Wow - the book sounds wonderful, and I really like what Sheila Curran has to say in your interview. I'd love an opportunity to win this book.

Posted by Sandi at July 29, 2009 8:42 PM

Pick me!! I love your author interviews, too.


Posted by Carol at July 29, 2009 8:58 PM

This book looks like a book club choice!

Posted by Kaye at July 29, 2009 9:32 PM

Oh another great book to add to the list! Hopefully the gods of Random will look favorably upon me this time around.

Posted by Kim at July 29, 2009 10:03 PM

Yet another one to add to the list. Or was that two (I haven't read the first one yet!)

Posted by PattiH at July 29, 2009 10:52 PM

It sounds very interesting :)

Posted by Heather at July 30, 2009 12:54 AM

This sounds like a fantastic book. It's now on my 'to read' list!

Posted by Theresa at July 30, 2009 1:18 AM

Would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

Posted by Betty at July 30, 2009 5:33 AM

Ooh, the mere description of the plot is making my eyes damp! If I were to win, I'd have to read when I was by myself, with plenty of tissues on hand, I suspect.

Posted by Brigitte at July 30, 2009 6:36 AM

This book sounds great! Pick me, pick me!

Posted by Becky at July 30, 2009 7:48 AM

I would love to read this book!! Please pick me!

Posted by Amy S. at July 30, 2009 8:16 AM

Random is good! Thanks for generously introducing us to another great author.

Posted by Alison Law at July 30, 2009 9:19 AM

Me, pleeeeze! Thanks for the interview and the chance.

Posted by Teri at July 30, 2009 9:24 AM

Random Gods choose me! Please?????

Posted by heidi at July 30, 2009 9:44 AM

One more plea to the Random Gods, would love to read this book.

Posted by Jody at July 30, 2009 9:44 AM

Sounds great.

Always love your book recommendations. Please throw my name into the hat.

Posted by cheryl at July 30, 2009 9:56 AM

Oh! Me! Me! Please, Random gods, pick me! (I too love all the books you recommend)

Posted by Julie G at July 30, 2009 10:00 AM

Maybe this is the day the God's of Random will smile they're lovely faces down on me?

Posted by Emily at July 30, 2009 10:03 AM

Pick me, oh random book gods!!! Can't wait to get my hands on this book! :)

Posted by Lindsay at July 30, 2009 10:44 AM

I would love to win this book! Pick me!

Posted by Marla at July 30, 2009 10:54 AM

Dear Gods of Random, I would dearly love to read this book. It sound like a good one, and I'm flat broke. Thanks for listening. My library is broke, too, so I just have to win.

Posted by Victoria Bolton at July 30, 2009 11:10 AM

Sounds like a good book for me to read regardless...*commentcommentcomment*

Posted by Sarah at July 30, 2009 11:18 AM

random roll gods, pick me, pick me!
the book sounds like just what i need!

Posted by dramamama at July 30, 2009 11:53 AM

Sounds good! Pick me please!

Posted by Cathy at July 30, 2009 12:23 PM

sooooooooo many great books! I'll just have to find the time to read them all.

Posted by desi ashby at July 30, 2009 1:06 PM

This sounds like a great back to school read. Please, oh, gods of random, pick me!

Posted by Erin at July 30, 2009 1:47 PM

OOOH! I'd love to have a copy! Thanks for writing about her!

Posted by Melody at July 30, 2009 2:00 PM

Dear Gods of Random, I would dearly love to read this book. It sound like a good one, and I'm flat broke. Thanks for listening. My library is broke, too, so I just have to win.

Posted by Victoria Bolton at July 30, 2009 2:09 PM

Sounds intriguing!

Posted by RandomRanter at July 30, 2009 3:11 PM

I'd love to win this one--it sounds like a great read.

Posted by Alison at July 30, 2009 4:15 PM

If I tell you that an English teacher at Millsaps College who apparently moonlights at our indie bookstore thinks you are the new Flannery O'Connor--a friend of mine bought some Flannery and some Joshilyn together, and the professor couldn't help commenting--would that make the gods of random happy?

It made me happy.

Posted by emily jane at July 30, 2009 4:36 PM

ME Please

Posted by Jean at July 30, 2009 7:01 PM

I've put Diana Lively on request at my library, but I'd love to win Everyone She Loved!

Posted by Stacey at July 30, 2009 9:02 PM

Crossing fingers.....

Posted by blairzoo at July 30, 2009 9:19 PM

I just built a new deck, by myself. I think a good christening is in order, oh gods of randomness!

Posted by tuney at July 30, 2009 10:27 PM

Can't wait to read Sheila's new book! Great interview, especially her comments about the agent-procurement process and her writing passion. "Just couldn't not write" pretty much sums up the reason I get up at 5 a.m. before going to my day job or stay up way past a reasonable regular-working-folks bedtime to shoehorn in my writing time. I really appreciated hearing the affirmation of that urge/drive (obsession?). Thanks!

Posted by sandragale at July 31, 2009 1:02 AM

I want a copy!!!

Posted by Nikki at July 31, 2009 3:05 AM

Pick me!Pick me! I'd love the Everyone She Loved book!!!!!

Posted by Kim Burgett at July 31, 2009 8:11 AM

Sounds wonderful...please pick me!

Posted by Andrea at July 31, 2009 8:44 AM

Sounds like a great book!

Posted by liz at July 31, 2009 8:54 AM

I'd like to be put in the random drawing. The book sounds great!

Wanda Vaughn

Posted by Wanda Vaughn at July 31, 2009 9:20 AM

I'd like to be put in the random drawing. The book sounds great!

Wanda Vaughn

Posted by Wanda Vaughn at July 31, 2009 9:28 AM

Lovely interview!

Posted by 5elementknitr at July 31, 2009 9:58 AM

I have been searching for a new read that just "hits" me and now I think I've found it. Thanks!!! :)

Posted by Terri at July 31, 2009 9:59 AM

Ooh, pick me?

Posted by Beth R at July 31, 2009 10:18 AM

Sounds delightful! I'd love to check it out!

Posted by Allison at July 31, 2009 11:06 AM

Hoping the random gods like me -- sounds like a great book.

Posted by Mary Beth at July 31, 2009 11:38 AM

I'd love to read it and now that I've blown through most of my to-read pile on vacation, I need a good read!

Posted by Lori at July 31, 2009 1:18 PM

I need a great story to read as my Little Man marches off to his first day of kindergarten next week. :) There is no worthier a distraction from hyper-mothering than a good book.

Posted by Jennifer at July 31, 2009 4:30 PM

Love the cover and the book sounds GREAT! I hope I win!

Posted by Terri at July 31, 2009 6:22 PM

I'd love to read this!

Posted by Lynn in Texas at July 31, 2009 8:56 PM

Add me in! I'd love to win a copy.

Posted by Julie at July 31, 2009 10:43 PM

Add me in--I'd love to win this!

Posted by Julie at July 31, 2009 10:44 PM

Pick me!

Posted by Lori B at July 31, 2009 10:47 PM

Oh I'm probably too late! But I'll buy the book anyway!!

Posted by Heather Cook at August 1, 2009 12:09 AM

I'm not in the contest. I just want to say how much I LOVE SHEILA CURRAN'S WORK!


julianna baggott & bridget asher

Posted by Julianna Baggott at August 1, 2009 9:36 PM