[Although this post was originally published on December 9, 2009, I actually “met” Eileen Cook at The Debutante Ball in 2006. Of course, I featured Eileen and her debut novel, Unpredictable in 2007, but the “free” homemade Blogger site being used at the time (with three years of posts) became infected with a virus and was immediately whisked away in May 2009. Yes, one second it was there, the next second everything was gone. Six weeks later, I started over with The Divining Wand and brought back as many “lost” authors as possible.
And Eileen Cook (Unpredictable, Fourth Grade Fairy, What Would Emma Do?, Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood, The Education of Hailey Kendrick, Unraveling Isobel, Do or Di, The Almost Truth, The Year of Mistaken Discoveries, Remember, ans her most recent, With Malice) who had found her niche as an acclaimed YA author was reintroduced in the following Q&A. Enjoy!]
To know Eileen Cook — even if it’s limited to virtual reality — is to know a witty, wise, and most thoughtful author/friend. As one of the Founder Debutantes in that first Class of 2007 Ball, she debuted with the romantic comedy novel, Unpredictable, in a voice and style that could make anyone smile. Since Eileen understood that Young Adults need to smile through the challenges of adolescence, her second book, What Would Emma Do? became her YA debut and earned this praise from Meg Cabot, Grand Dame of the genre: “Sassy and sly and sweet all at the same time, this book made me laugh out loud.”
Eileen’s next YA offering, Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood will be released January 5, 2010 and a full presentation is scheduled to be posted here on January 4, 2010.
The author’s official one sentence bio:
Eileen lives in Vancouver with her husband and two dogs.
Yet please read on…because for The Divining Wand, Eileen Cook is most revealing!