Meet Auther H.L. Carpenter

Hello, 2014 YA/NA Blogfest visitors! We're happy to meet you and delighted to be part of this year's fun! Thanks for sponsoring this blogfest, Apryl, and for inviting us to be part of it!

Knowing that Apryl's books will soon be made into a movie, we got to wondering who could play the lead when the film rights for our YA novel, Walled In, get optioned. Maybe...hey, maybe you? Could you play our hero, Vandy Spencer, in the movie? Take the quiz below and find out.

Oh, wait a minute. You'll want to get a good score on the quiz, right? So before you scroll down to the questions, here's what you need to know about Walled In.

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Seventeen year old Vandy Spencer lives like a princess. Sheltered by her wealthy family, she happily makes plans to spend a fantasy before-college gap summer with her gorgeous boyfriend.
Then her dad is accused of a huge financial fraud. Vandy is thrust into a frenzy of media attention as accusations and innuendos pile up daily. The victims of her dad’s swindle vow revenge, and her dad flees.
As her perfect life disintegrates, Vandy struggles to separate reality from lies. Was her perfect life truly so perfect? Did she ever really know her father?
When family secrets come to light, revealing an unimaginable betrayal, Vandy learns to appreciate the simple richness of sincerity and truth.
And now, the quiz!

Could you play Vandy Spencer in the movie? Here are five questions to determine whether you're a good fit for the starring role.

1. You read Walden by Henry David Thoreau.
A.    Yes
B.    No
C.    Who?
D.    I plan to

2. You know what a Ponzi scheme is.
A.    Yes
B.    No
C.    A what?
D.    I will find out

3. You were born to play the role of a rich and beautiful heiress.
A.    Yes
B.    No
C.    That's already my life
D.    I'm willing to be taught

4. You have a solid understanding of what's important in life.
A.    Yes
B.    No
C.    I don't have a life
D.    I am still creating my life's philosophy

5. You know how to use a composting toilet.
A.    Yes
B.    No
C.    A what?
D.    I'll learn

Point scale -

“A” questions are worth 5 points
“B” questions are worth 2 points
“C” questions are worth 3 points
“D” questions are worth 4 points

Add up your points using the scale.

20-25  -- You're ready to be a star!

15-20 -- Your attitude does you credit! You'd get a screen test!

10-15 -- Maybe you don't really need this gig.

0--15 Perhaps another movie would suit you better.

Thanks for playing along

Before you leave, be sure to enter the contest below! You could win a great prize...including a copy of Walled In. You want to read it so you'll be ready for the movie, right? :)

 HL Carpenter is a mother/daughter writing team. Their latest young adult novel is Walled In, the story of Vandy Spencer, who discovers her entire life has been built on a heart-shattering deception when her father is accused of fraud. Learn more about HL Carpenter on their website (

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your blogfest, Apryl! You are beyond awesome!