20 Questions with Author Allie Larkin

Debut author Allie Larkin joins us today for 20 Questions. Her novel Stay is about friendship, love, and a German Shepherd named Joe.

Kindle or Nook? iPad
iPhone or BlackBerry? iPhone
Coke or Pepsi? Coke
Coffee or tea? Coffee!
Ice cream or frozen yogurt? Fro yo!
Flats or heels? Converse count as flats, right?
Facebook or Twitter? Both! I can't choose!
Call or text message? Call
Favorite song right now? These Pages by Chris Pureka
Celebrity crush? I'm not sure I'd call it a crush, but after watching The Riches, I kind of think Eddie Izzard is magic.
Last movie you saw? I just re-watched St. Elmo's Fire.
Favorite television show right now? The Riches.  I've been watching it on Netflix.  It's just beautiful.
Favorite snack food? Popcorn with olive oil and hot sauce.
Your most overused word or phrase?  Seriously.
Your hidden talent? I can hang four spoons on my face at the same time.
Your biggest pet peeve? Anyway should not be plural.
Favorite activity when you’re not writing? Anything active: hiking, biking, backpacking, rock climbing
Favorite authors? Willia Cather, John Steinbeck, Pat Conroy, Claire Cook
Favorite books? Song of the Lark, The Bean Trees, Of Mice and Men, The Lords of Discipline, Bridget Jones, Seven Year Switch, Pippi Longstocking
Comment heard most often from your readers? That they stayed up too late reading STAY because they needed to know what happened.  It always makes me smile.

About Allie Larkin 
Allie Larkin lives in Rochester, New York, with her husband, Jeremy, their two German Shepherds, Argo and Stella, and a three-legged cat. She is the co-founder of TheGreenists.com, a site dedicated to helping readers take simple steps toward going green. Stay is her first novel. For more about Allie and her work, please visit her website, her blog, her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter.  

About Stay
Savannah “Van” Leone has loved Peter since the day they met. The problem is, Peter has loved Van’s best friend, Janie, since the moment they met. And now they’re walking down the aisle, with Van standing nearby in a Halloween orange bridesmaid dress, her smile as hollow as a jack-o-lantern. After the wedding, Van drowns her sorrows in Kool Aid-vodka cocktails and reruns of Rin-Tin-Tin, and does what any woman in her situation would do: She buys a German Shepherd over the Internet. The pocket-sized puppy Van is expecting turns out to be a clumsy, hundred-pound beast that only responds to Slovakian. Van is at the end of her rope—until she realizes that this quirky giant may be the only living being who will always be loyal to her, no matter what. And thus begins a friendship that will alter Van’s life in ways she never imagined. Joe leads Van to Dr. Alex Brandt, a rugged vet with floppy blond hair and winning smile. But just as things are starting to heat up, the newlyweds return from their honeymoon, forcing Van to decide just how much she’s willing to sacrifice in order to have everything she ever wanted.

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Check out Megan's review of Stay posted earlier this week. 
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