On Tuesday February 25th, 2014, I had the opportunity to go see Elizabeth Eulberg at Boswell Book Company in Milwaukee, WI.
Elizabeth discussed her book, BETTER OFF FRIENDS, which was released on February 25th, and read a little from the book. Elizabeth explained how she came up with the story for this book, which began by her editor mentioning their looking for a YA book like the movie, WHEN HARRY MET SALLY. Elizabeth indicated when she heard this her mind was rolling with this plot.
As a side note, have you seen WHEN HARRY MEETS SALLY? I totally loved that movie.
Since Elizabeth is from Wisconsin and is a huge Packer fan, she had always wanted to have a book set in Wisconsin however, due to her previous books it was not possible. With BETTER OFF FRIENDS, she was able to do that, which made her excited. Elizabeth talked about some of the unique things about Wisconsin which she was able to incorporate into this book; such as, Friday night fish fry’s and bubblers. There are probably many of you that have no clue what a bubbler is, so let me clarify, a bubbler is a water fountain. Here, in Wisconsin, we refer to them as bubblers.
Elizabeth is an awesome author and is so funny in person and online. It is always a pleasure seeing her because her persona is carefree and she has a great sense of humor. Here are a few fun facts she said during this event:
– Elizabeth purposefully did not watch WHEN HARRY MET SALLY while writing the book
– Elizabeth does not like faces on book covers
– Elizabeth’s nickname, which started her freshman year in college, was bubbler
– Elizabeth was raised in Portage, Wisconsin
|Elizabeth and I
I probably got you all wondering more about BETTER OFF FRIENDS now. Check out the overview below and then enter the giveaway for a chance to win a signed copy of BETTER OFF FRIENDS.
Overview: For Macallan and Levi, it was friends at first sight. Everyone says guys and girls can’t be just friends, but these two are. They hang out after school, share tons of inside jokes, their families are super close, and Levi even starts dating one of Macallan’s friends. They are platonic and happy that way.
Eventually they realize they’re best friends — which wouldn’t be so bad if they didn’t keep getting in each other’s way. Guys won’t ask Macallan out because they think she’s with Levi, and Levi spends too much time joking around with Macallan, and maybe not enough time with his date. They can’t help but wonder . . . are they more than friends or are they better off without making it even more complicated?
From romantic comedy superstar Elizabeth Eulberg comes a fresh, fun examination of a question for the ages: Can guys and girls ever really be just friends? Or are they always one fight away from not speaking again — and one kiss away from true love?
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