Interview and Tour: S.C. Langgle, Alice in Everville

Today (Well, okay, it was supposed to be yesterday) I have SC Langgle, author of Alice in Everville, visiting The Life and Lies! Check out her book below, and don't forget to enter the giveaway!


What inspired you to write your book?
I actually dreamed the entire first scene of Alice in Everville, almost exactly as it appears in the final book.  I think when you have a dream that vivid and remember it that clearly, your subconscious is trying to tell you something, so I decided to go with it!

How did you come up with the title?
My novel includes many plays on words and references to other works of literature, so the title is a reference to the novel Alice in Wonderland.  I liked the title because Alice’s world is a somewhat strange, exaggerated, topsy-turvy version of our own, and her journey through it is a little bit like Alice’s through Wonderland.  My Alice’s last name, Little, is also a play on words: the original Alice in Wonderland grew out of a series of stories the author, Lewis Carroll, told to a young girl named Alice Liddell.

Do you have any other books planned in the future?
My next release with Pendrell Publishing, Light Sister, Dark Sister, is a novel in verse about teenage twin sisters with opposing personalities.  I’m very excited to see it in print!

What are your favorite (and least favorite) foods?
I have a major sweet tooth, and a particular love for pumpkin pie.  I really dislike mayonnaise, mustard, horseradish, and blue cheese!

Do you have a specific snack that you have with you when you write?
I really like to snack when I’m writing, so I make a huge bowl of air-popped popcorn every night while I work, since it takes a long time to eat!  And, of course, I’ve got to have my chocolate!

What book are you reading right now?
Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz

Tell us a random fact about you that we never would have guessed.
I was a very clumsy and accident-prone child, and I actually broke my arm five times between the ages of three and eight!

About the Book

A poem can seem like a labyrinth, a maze of words you can lose yourself in.  The key is to find a thread to hold on to, to guide you in your reading, to lead you into and out of a labyrinth of words… 

AliceLittle thinks she’s read every word the world-famous poet Sylvie Plate published before her untimely death…until she discovers a coded message hidden in Sylvie’s final collection of poems--a message that may explain the poet’s mysterious demise.  

All she has to do is decipher the code and she knows she can convince her beloved English teacher, Miss A, that Sylvie’s message is real. Unfortunately, she only has one manic day at Everville Mall to do it. And between keeping track of her fountain-splashing, havoc-wreaking sister, finding a new copy of Sylvie’s poems, and…oh yeah…dealing with the blue-eyed, guitar-playing, majorly swoon-worthy Jaden Briar, who keeps popping up everywhere she goes, Alice wonders if she will ever finish deciphering in time

March 12, 2013
S.C. Langgle


About author S.C. Langgle

S.C. Langgle is a lifelong lover of words and stories who has never outgrown her preference for children’s and young adult literature. A graduate of the Master of Professional Writing program at the University of Southern California, S.C. is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. She currently lives in Hollywood, California, only a block from Marilyn Monroe’s handprints at Grauman’s Chinese Theater, though she spends more time at home with her computer than mingling with celebrities. Luckily, she has her two adorable dogs—a Chihuahua, Chin-Mae, and a maltipoo, Sasha—to keep her company, and she’d choose them over a gaggle of Hollywood stars any day.

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Blog Tour Stops
February 27 – Jennifer @ My Life With Books www.jenkjovus.com
February 28 – Misty @ The Book Rat  www.thebookrat.com
March 1 – Jessica @ www.booksatruestory.com
March 4 – Kathy @ I Am A Reader Not A Writer www.iamareader.com
March 5 - Penelope @ The Reading Fever www.thereadingfever.com
March 6  - Jamie @ Writers, Write, Right? www.jmanni32.blogspot.com
March 7 – Alexis @ The Book Hideaway www.thereadinghideaway.com
March 8 – Haley @  Life and Lies www.haleymathiot.blogspot.com
March 11 – Michelle @ Book Briefs www.bookbriefs.blogspot.com
March 12 – Author post @ http://www.sclanggle.blogspot.com


S.C. Langgle will be offering a $20 dollar gift card and 2 Alicein Everville ARC’s as a Rafflecopter Giveaway. Bonus entries are available for following the participating blogs.

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