Welcome YA Author Victoria Scott! Her Young Adult mystery novel, WE TOLD SIX
is in stores today.
What is We Told Six Lies about in your own words?
Itâ€™s a story about eighteen-year-old Cobain Kelly, whose
girlfriend goes missing. As Cobain searches for Molly, the police look at him as
suspect, and as more of Cobainâ€™s friends and family members start accusing him
her â€“ and he replays the memories of their relationship - Cobain starts
wondering if maybe he
did do something to Molly.
Youâ€™ve published eight other books. How difficult was this one to write
This was by far my most challenging book. Itâ€™s told in
first, third, and second person. You read that right. A good 25 percent of this
book is in
second person. There are also time jumps between when Cobain is reliving his
with Molly, and the present when he is trying to find her. If that wasnâ€™t
enough, there are also
location jumps. So yes, a challenging book to be sure.
What are some fun facts about We Told Six Lies?
Cobain gets his name from Kurt Cobain (name that
band!), there are handwritten journal entries throughout the book, and the book
illustrated artwork â€“ some done by my editorâ€™s talented son, and some drawn by
cousin who lives in the Texas desert.
Why do you think readers would enjoy We Told Six Lies?
Theyâ€™ll like it if they enjoy unreliable narrators, characters
who are truly flawed, and stories that read quickly. I think the characters
wonâ€™t be loved by all,
but I do think itâ€™s one of those stories readers are going to want to
talk about, and thatâ€™s
always my intention when putting pen to paper - to create a reaction inside the
If We Told Six Lies went to dinner with another two
ones would they be in order for everyone to get along?
Iâ€™m going to say Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn because they
share undeniable darkness, and We Were Liars
because both that book and We Told Six Lies has a
thick atmosphere and a nice twist.
You run a subscription box company for novelists, goScribbler.com. What is
one of the
best pieces of advice you can offer other writers?
I want to tell writers to write what they want, but
seasoned authors know thatâ€™s not the whole truth. Writing for publication means
story to be accepted by the masses, not just the author. So my advice is this:
find a quiet hour
each week to write for yourself. Only yourself. That free time will allow you to
artistic thirst, and you can return to your for-the-readers project with a clear
head. And who
knows, maybe that story you write for yourself will end up being your breakout
title. And you
would have written it without any expectations placed upon it.
Thanks for visiting with us today, Victoria!
Remember how many lies we told, Molly? Itâ€™s enough to make
my head spin. You were wild when I met you, and I was mad
for you. But then something happened. And now youâ€™re gone.
But donâ€™t worry. Iâ€™ll find you. I just need to sift through
the story of us to get to where you might be. Iâ€™ve got
places to look, and a list of names.
The police have a list of names, too. See now? Thereâ€™s
another lie. There is only one person theyâ€™re really looking
And thatâ€™s yours truly.
Adult | Young Adult
Suspense [Entangled Teen, On Sale: February 5, 2019,
Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9781640634220 / ]
Victoria Scott is the acclaimed author of eight books for young adults. Her
novels are sold in
fourteen different countries, and she loves receiving fan mail from across the
loves high fashion, big cities, and pink cotton candy.
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