Laurie Faria Stolarz is the author of several popular young adult novels including the Dark House series, the Touch series, Bleed, Project 17, and Shutter, as well as the bestselling Blue is for Nightmares series. With over a million books sold worldwide, Stolarz’s titles have been translated into more than thirty languages, been named on numerous award lists, including the Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers list and the Top Ten Teen Pick list, both through the American Library Association, and have been optioned for TV. She is currently working on Jane Anonymous, her newest thriller, due out in the fall of 2019.
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Make-up by Andrea Ducharme
Favorite snack: Popcorn with fake (Earth Balance) butter, salt & pepper, and garlic powder.
Touristy Trip: NYC or Paris.
Fashion addiction (at the moment): pencil jeans, tall flat boots, pretty scarves, and long tunic tops.
Dessert: Dark chocolate in almost any form - the darker the better.
Fast food: I'm not really eating much fast food these days: If I were, it'd be french fries with lots of salt and ketchup.
Beauty Binge: Aveda haircare products, which includes indulging in high-and/or-low-lights every eight weeks. Also, Ole Hendricksen skincare, Ineke perfume (Field Notes from Paris), Revitalash mascara, and Buxom Lips from Bare Escentuals.
Late-Night TV: Real Housewives of (wherever).
Chick Flick: Never Been Kissed, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Juno, Green Card, Once, The Devil Wears Prada, Bridget Jones Diary, Thelma & Louise, Mean Girls, Moonstruck, Clueless, Under the Tuscan Sun, and anything with John Cusack.
Nightlife: Pilates in front of the TV (a regular occurrence), answering e-mail (also regular), and dinner and/or a movie out with friends (happens far too rarely).
Cheap Thrill: Window-shopping, tabloid magazines, buying a new lip gloss, a tall cup of coffee from Peet's or Starbucks.
Ultimate Splurge: G20 Day Spa for a massage.
Favorite Quote: Perseverance is key.
Favorite cuisine: Indian food – onion chutney, curried vegetables, and kashmir bread. I also love vegan sushi and cheeseless pizza from Bertucci's.
Favorite Pets: Mine, his name is Holiday.
Interests: Vegetarian cooking, holistic nutrition, aromatherapy.
Favorite Music: Fergie, James Blunt, Gavin Rossdale, Tori Amos, Sting, Sarah MacLachlin, Gwen Stefani, Black-eyed Peas.
Hobbies: Walking, napping, cooking, shopping, interior decorating.
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