Tuesday, July 2, 2013

This is W.A.R. - Who Would You Cast: Willa


This is the cover for Lisa and Laura Roecker's new novel This is W.A.R. It's a tie-in to the world of The Liar Society, and The Lies that Bind.

Lisa and Laura were some of my very first friends in the blogosphere. They practically wrote the second (and way better) version of my query for Warrior-Monks. The one that got me requests and won a contest at WriteOnCon. I could go on for a while about everything I love about LiLa, but suffice to say although I have not read The Lies that Bind, I have read Liar Society, and the beginning of This is W.A.R. and these sisters have a penchant for writing compelling YA Contemporary Mysteries like no other author(s) I know.

So, I'm proud to be a part of their blog tour, and to do my little part to introduce you all to their new book.

Take it away, Sistahs.

When we access our handy-dandy character spreadsheet, we have Dianna Agron cast as Willa. She has that all American beauty we each think of when considering Willa. But Willa is more than just a beautiful face. She can see beyond the surface of each of her friends and knows exactly what they need and when they need it. Her obituary is devastating--the loss of one of the most beautiful and popular students in the community. But only her friends know just how much more everyone has lost.


Matt again: I'm sure you all know Diana from Glee, or maybe I Am Number Four. If not, what's wrong with you! She's a gorgeous, talented actress, and perfect for the role of Willa if you ask me: a pivotal character in is is W.A.R.

Lisa and Laura Roecker are sisters-turned-writing partners with a passion for good books, pop culture, and Bravo programming. Not necessarily in that order. A prepubescent obsession with Lois Duncan and their mother's insistence that they read Men Are Just Desserts inspired This is WAR. The sisters live in Cleveland, Ohio, in separate residences. Their husbands wouldn't agree to a duplex. Cyberstalking is always encouraged at lisa-laura.blogspot.com and @landlroecker on Twitter.

14 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Two sisters? That is very cool! Congratulations, Lisa and Laura.

JeffO said...

Congratulations, Laura and Lisa.

Funny, I see people always 'casting' their books. I never have a clue; I don't even know who half these people are anymore!

Emily White said...

Congratulations to Lisa and Laura! I am so excited for them. And I absolutely love that cover. It is gorgeous.

mshatch said...

yeah, I don't do regular tv so don't know who Dianna is but I sure like the premise of This is War :)

Sarah Ahiers said...

I'm super excited for this!! Liar Society was on of my fav books of the year when it came out

Anita said...

Congrats! And the cover is cool...simple, but sensational.

SC Author said...

Awesome! I can't imagine working with my sister for a book. Actually, I can. I'm not sure it'd be pretty D:

farawayeyes said...

I'm intrigued by writing partnerships. I wonder how that works. Probably because I am an 'only child' I don't have a good sense of 'sharing', so I think it would be extremely difficult.

Stephanie said...

Congrats on the new release, Laura and Lisa.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Congrats you two. Lovely cover.

Lola Sharp said...

CONGRATS to the always lovely LiLa!!!! (I'm on board for Saturday as my leg of the tour)

Also, Matt, how was your daughter's trip? Did she love Paris?
And, I saw on FB that you FINISHED revisions/polishing...and are about to commence querying? Is this so?

Happy Fourth of July, Matt and family!


Donna Hole said...

I'm not into YA, and gave up on Disney programming several years ago, but I wish these ladies luck in their publishing/casting endeavors.

.....dhole

Melanie Schulz said...

Heading over to stalk right now.

Michael Offutt, "Johnny on the Spot" said...

The cover reminds me of Amanda Hocking's "Wake".