As part of the blog tour for their new novel This Is W.A.R., I have the pleasure of having writing duo Lisa and Laura Roecker here on the blog. Be sure to keep reading to find out why they write, more about the book, and your chance to win a copy!
Why we write
Growing up in the Roecker, girl-dominated house, there was never a lack of girl power encouragement. Our dad told us we could do anything we wanted to do and be anyone we wanted to be. He'd practice hand shakes--firm, eye-contact, confidence. Our mom didn't have a whole lot of patience for post-breakup snivelling. Buck up was the general theme. You don't need anyone.
So when we set out to write THIS IS WAR, we knew we wanted to integrate these themes into the story. When we were teenagers, our identities were constantly shifting and growing and changing. At times, it was so easy to lose ourselves in boys or popular people or powerful people. It was so hard to be strong. The WAR girls are faced with the same struggle, but in the wake of Willa's death, their battle is so much more urgent. Our hope is that girls can learn to stand up for what they believe in, to wage their own war when they need to. It might not be easy, but it's almost always worth it. Even if the outcome isn't exactly what you plan for.
About the book:
This is not a story of forgiveness…The mystery of their best friend's murder drives four girls to destroy the Gregory family.Everyone at Hawthorne Lake Country Club saw Will Ames-Rowan climb into a boat with James Gregory, the Club's heir apparent.And everyone at Hawthorne Lake Country Club watched him return. Alone.They all know he killed her. But none of them will say a word. The Gregory family is very, very good at making problems go away.Enter the W.A.R.--the war to avenge Willa Ames-Rowan. Four girls. Four very different motives for justice and revenge, and only one rule: destroy the Gregory family at any cost.
About the authors:
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 duple. Cyberstalking is always encouraged at lisa-laura.blogspot.com and @landlroecker on Twitter.
Does This is WAR sound like something you want to read? If it does, be sure to check out the giveaway below for your chance to win a copy of the book. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter. US & Canada ONLY.