Friday, September 16, 2011

Interview and Giveaway: Most Eligible by Lindsay Marene Ordone

Today I get to hang out with Lindsay Marene Ordone, chat with her for a bit, and then she's going to be giving away a copy of her book Most Eligible.  

AweS000ME (<---sings that part) Yeah, ok, no singing in interviews. *clears throat* 

Hi Lindsay, welcome to my Place. I’m so excited that you’re here. *smiles* Thanks for coming to chat with me. To start with, tell me a little bit about yourself.
Well, let’s see.  I just turned twenty-seven and I live in the Lafayette, LA area.  I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember, but I only ever felt like I should try and get published last year.  Hmm, I’m really bad at talking about myself, so I guess that’s it.  *laughs* 

*laughs* Me too. Let’s talk about your book. Tell me about it.
My book Most Eligible is sort of a laugh in the face of those dating reality shows.  Gavin is a successful author and he gets an opportunity to go on a dating reality show, but meets the girl of her dreams the weekend before the show starts.  Gavin has to decide what he wants to do.  It’s a tough decision for a guy who is not only passionate, but also never goes back on his promises.

Nice. Sounds good. Which of your characters is your favorite?
Although Most Eligible is in Gavin’s POV, Aislinn became my favorite character.  I don’t think it shows so much in this book, but the idea I have of her in my head and how she would be if she were given the lead role, is awesome.  She is funny, witty, and quick on her toes.  These things are all what my friends and family say about me.

I can be quite serious sometimes, but when I let loose and have fun, it seems that Aislinn is a lot like me.  I guess subconsciously, I modeled her after me, but didn’t realize it until I say down and started to write her story.

Also, she is from New Orleans and the way I started her story, she was living in the same apartment I lived in when I was in college.

Really? That’s cool. *smiles* So tell me, if a movie was made about your book, who would you want to play the lead role?
That’s a hard one for me.  I think every author has a vision of who they think their leads should be played by when they’re writing.  For me, during the writing process, I had Jimmy Thomas in mind as Gavin, because I knew I wanted him on my cover.  As far as an actor goes though, probably Emile Hirsh.  He’s got the scruffy, down-to-Earth look that I picture for Gavin.  For Aislinn, I think Scarlett Johansson would fit perfectly.

Oooooo, Emile Hirsh and Scarlett Johansson? Yum!

What's the best advice anyone has ever given you?

I best advice I ever got (from several authors) was to set aside time everyday to write, no matter what, until you finish the book.  It worked for me.

If you could have a signed copy of any novel what would it be?
I would totally get JK Rowling to sign my favorite Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.  This is my favorite Harry Potter book because of the time travel.  She is a brilliant author to have come up with this entire world without having anything to base it on.  It’s an author’s dream to be able to do that.

If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
I think if I were faced with that tough decision, I would go to the future to see what the future me is up to.  I would love to know if I’m wasting my time doing the things I’m doing now or if I’m on the right track.  I don’t mean to find out if writing is wasting my time.  It could never be a waste of time for me.  What I do mean is other, more personal things in my life.
I’d also love to see if I ever complete any other books and if/when/to whom I settle down with.  That sort of thing.

If I decided, however, to choose to go the past, I would want to meet a popular figure, I think.  William Shakespeare and as weird as it may sound, Vincent van Gogh.  I think only my dad would understand why I would want to meet Vincent van Gogh.  *smiles brightly*

*nods* Interesting. *whispers* I think it’d be cool to meet Vincent van Gogh. *smiles*

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.

It’s sweet and I think the characters are loveable.

Do you have any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?

I would love to write a sequel to Most Eligible that is in Aislinn’s (the heroine) POV.  I did have an idea (and a few chapters) written where it was Aislinn’s story leading up to that weekend.  I’m hoping I can complete it one day.

Nice, I hope you do. Your book sound wonderful darlin’. *smiles* That was fun. Thanks for coming to chat with me. I hope we get to do this again.

To enter for a chance to win a copy of Most Eligible, leave your comments by 9pm on September 21st, please include your email address so we can contact you.


            "My characters tell me how they feel about other characters and events and they demand that I write it down for them."

Lindsay is the youngest of three, having been born in nineteen eighty four. She grew up in New Orleans and in July 2010, she moved to Lafayette, LA.

She has been writing for as far back as she can remember, but it wasn't until recently that she got the confidence to try and publish her first completed book, Most Eligible. Her confidence and drive came from the most encouraging parents a girl could ask for, as well as some friends who have read the many short stories and other works she has written over the years.

She is now living in a great place with her parents and their cat, Stormee and puppy, Fiona.

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The fine details...
  • Giveaway is for an eBook copy.
  • Contest closes 9:00PM PST, September 21st, 2011
  • To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me you’d like to be entered in the giveaway.
  • Please include a valid email address or I won’t know where to contact you.
  • Winners will be selected at random using
  • If the chosen winners do not respond to my email within 48 hours, another winner will be selected.
  • Contest is open worldwide.  
  • Must be 18 yrs. old or older.


  1. hi Amara! that was a fun interview. i would love to meet Van Gogh as well. he is one of my favorite impressionists! thanks for hosting and please count me in. c",)

    hi Lindsay! good luck with your book and planned sequel. thanks for being gracious as well.


  2. hi Lindsay! good luck with your book and planned sequel.


  3. What a great concept for a story! A wonderful interview as well. :) All the best!


  4. This Sounds like a fun read! Count me in!

  5. Now you know Mama had to stop by and say Hi! I'm not just saying this - this book is terrific and Lindsay's Dad and I couldn't be prouder of her.

    One things most people don't know about Lindsay - she's the funniest person on the planet!! Keeps us laughing all the time.

    Love you honey.

    Love to you too, Amara. See you soon, here at the place. Ah, please order some of those little shrimpy roll thingies. They were good last time. LOL

  6. Thank you for the kind comments so far!

    Love you, Mama!

  7. ~ CLOSED ~

    Congrats roro!

    Thanks so much for playing everyone. Special thanks to Lindsay, you rock darlin'!


  8. Thank you for having me, Sweets!

    roro, I'll be contacting you shortly!



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