Monday, July 26, 2010

Esther LoPresto's "Where's My Other Sock?"


We're happy to have Esther LoPresto with us today talking about her book, Where's My Other Sock? To learn more about Esther and her book, read on!

1) How did this story come to you?
I don’t really remember how I came up with it. Losing socks in the laundry happens to everyone. I was a sophomore in high school when I thought about turning it into a story and a friend of mine was crazy enough to write it with me. We spent our junior year writing it.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
After lots of research and getting frustrated, then researching again, I nearly fell for a vanity press before finding Tate Publishing & Enterprises. It was the first legitimate publisher I submitted to. The book was published about five years after it was written, and sadly, my friend decided not to be a part of the process. I documented the journey on my blog, from receiving the contract to the official release.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
1) I graduated with an AAS in accounting and focused completely on business in school. I enjoy both the creativity of writing and the logic of accounting.
2) At 20 years old, I’m a great-aunt, but not even married with kids of my own.
3) I’m not fond of rapidly advancing technology. Were it possible to keep in touch with family and friends and to promote my books without it, I would never use the internet. All these new gadgets are just getting more and more ridiculous and pointless. Whatever happened to simple life?

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I’m finishing up a YA fantasy novel that I plan to submit to a different publisher or maybe an agent. In addition to this, I have about four works-in-progress and dozens of ideas for future books. Most of my stories are fantasy, but some fall into the mystery/suspense or contemporary categories.

5) Parting comments?
Where’s My Other Sock? is juvenile fiction, but all ages have enjoyed it. It is meant to be a fun story with a little adventure, mystery, and comedy, but without any “hidden meanings” or lessons to learn. My future books, however, I plan to incorporate elements of faith and/or show the forces of good and evil at work in our world.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
Website: http://legendsofxenos.blogspot.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scribeoftheking

13 comments:

  1. My little great-niece and great-nephew would enjoy your book very much! It is always fun
    to share a new book with them when they come
    to visit...
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  2. This book sounds like something I could use with my high-ability students next fall - please enter me in the drawing. Sounds delightful!

    janmarien[at]embarqmail[dot]com

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  3. I would love to have a copy of this to add to my church library.

    elbedford@comcast.net

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  4. This sounds like a fun read and yet so true! Thanks for the chance, I am a subscriber.

    freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

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  5. My daughter would love this! Glad it finally made it to publication for you :O)

    estrella8888 at roadrunner dot com

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  6. This sounds like a very fun book!

    readingatthebeach(@)gmail(.)com

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  7. I would like to read this to my grandchild.
    Thanks.

    rbooth43(at)yahoo.com

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  8. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance. I'm an email subscriber.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  9. My daughter would really love this book. thanks

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  10. what a fun book!!! would enjoy reading it :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  11. Oh, please include me in this giveaway. Thanks
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  12. Several grandchildren of mine would indeed enjoy this story. I'd read it first of course so I can do some laughing also. I enjoy laughing because it's healthy and healing. Thanks for the opportunity to win your book. I'm a subscriber.

    Blessings of Joy,
    Barb Shelton
    Arlington, TX
    barbjan10(at)tx(dot)rr(dot)com

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  13. This book sounds very funny. We love to laugh. Laughter is the best medicine. Wonder if that's what happened to my socks. Please enter me in the drawing. God Bless.
    Kay
    kay.combs@yahoo.com

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