I am over the moon to be part of the fab blog tour for All About Mia by Lisa Williamson!
Lisa’s debut, The Art Of Being Normal,was one of my favourite reads of 2015 and I have been waiting for another book from Lisa ever since!
All About Mia was released on the 2nd February 2017 published by DFB and I’ve heard nothing but praise for it already! I simply can’t wait to read it!
So when I was asked what I would like to feature as part of the blog tour I thought it would be good to find out EXACTLY all about Mia….literally…..
So come and find out All About Mia….
One family, three sisters. GRACE, the oldest: straight-A student.AUDREY, the youngest: future Olympic swimming champion. And MIA, the mess in the middle. Mia is wild and daring, great with hair and selfies, and the undisputed leader of her friends – not attributes appreciated by her parents or teachers. When Grace makes a shock announcement, Mia hopes that her now-not-so-perfect sister will get into the trouble she deserves. But instead, it is Mia whose life spirals out of control – boozing, boys and bad behaviour – and she starts to realise that her attempts to make it All About Mia might put at risk the very things she loves the most.
All About Mia
No prizes for guessing what my new novel, All About Mia might be about! But who is Mia? And why is it all about her? Here’s everything you need to know!
Name: Mia Campbell-Richardson
Family: Mum (Nikki), Dad (Jason), older sister (Grace, 19), younger sister (Audrey, 13)
Relationship with family: Erratic
Best friends: Stella Fielding, Mikey Twist, Kimmie Chu
Relationship status: Single
Relationship history: Ten months with Jordan Cooke
Favourite films: Clueless, Mary Poppins, Pitch Perfect, The Princess Bride, Mermaids, Step Up
Favourite TV: Pretty Little Liars, Friday Night Lights, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The 100, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Favourite food: Pizza, Dad’s jerk chicken, cheesy wotsits, chocolate hobnobs, McDonalds (no gherkins!), Haribo
Music: Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Lorde, Rihanna, Drake, Little Mix
Signature style: short shorts, tight dresses, big hair, bright lips, ‘It’s All About Mia’ t-shirt
Best subject at school: Religious Studies
Worst subject at school: English
Personality: extroverted, impulsive, confident, daring, sexy, funny, energetic, chaotic
Talents/skills: Great negotiator, confident leader, creative thinker, justice seeker
Greatest flaw: Impulsiveness
Best quality: Bravery
Habits: Binge drinker, occasional smoker, sugar addict
Celebrity crushes: Zayn Malik, Michael B Jordan, Ryan Guzman
Role models: Lorde, Amandla Stenberg
Anthem: Shake It Off, Taylor Swift
Hogwarts House: Slytherin
You can buy a copy of All About Mia here
About Lisa Williamson
I was born in Nottingham in 1980. This year I turn 36, which will mean I’ve been an adult for over half my life. I’m suitably terrified. I think I like to write for young adults because I still feel like I am one.
I was a weird kid. Chronically shy, I spent a lot of time drawing and hiding under tables. Then for some strange and unexpected reason, I decided I wanted to be an actor. I eventually got over my shyness and aged nineteen, moved to London to study Performing Arts at Middlesex University. Here I met some of my very best mates and spent three bizarre but happy years singing show tunes and rolling around in fake blood, blagging a degree in the process. After graduation, I adopted the stage name of Lisa Cassidy (Lisa Williamson was already taken by Dawn from Hollyoaks…) and did all sorts of daft acting jobs, from appearing in panto with Basil Brush, to playing a Witch in Macbeth: The Musical. These days I act in lots of TV commericals, usually playing the role of ‘dishevelled mum’.
I’ve always loved books and stories and as a child I enjoyed making up stories in my head (usually rip-offs of Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton). In my late twenties, I found myself craving an additional creative outlet (I was temping in an office at the time) and started to write a novel about an out of work actor. Although no one wanted to publish it, I was excited to discover I could actually write something with a beginning, middle and end. Completing it freed me up to write something new and not necessarily based on my own personal experience.
Between 2010 and 2012, I worked as an administrator at the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS), based at the world-famous Tavistock Centre in North London. GIDS is the NHS service for under-eighteens struggling with their gender identity. The young people who used the service inspired me to write a story from the point of view of a transgender teenager. This eventually became The Art of Being Normal.
You can find out more about Lisa on her website – www.lisawilliamsonauthor.com
Or why not follow Lisa on Twitter – @lisa_letters
You can catch up of follow the rest of this fab blog tour at the following stops!
A huge thank you to the lovely Lisa Williamson for such a fab post and going along with my idea in the first place .
Also a huge thank you to Nina Douglas and DFB for organising and having me as part of this fab blog tour.
You can find a review of The Art Of Being Normal here
Or a Q&A with a character from The Art Of Being Normal here
Have you read All About Mia? What did you think? Are you intrigued by Mia? I would love to hear from you! Why not leave a comment using the reply button at the top of this review or tweet me on twitter using @chelleytoy!