Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Word Associations with Karen Schreck (While He Was Away Blog Tour)

Today we have Karen Schreck here for an author word associations post! This post is part of The Teen Book Scene's blog tour for While He Was Away by Karen Schreck. You can find out all about the tour here. Make sure to visit all the other stops if you'd like to know more about While He Was Away!

These are author word associations, meaning I gave Karen some random words and phrases and she had to respond with the first thing that came to her mind.

Cooking and baking:
Sunday mornings:
coffee, NPR, communion
The gym:
elliptical and weights, while listening to a good audiobook
Board games:
SORRY and CLUE with my kids
Oxford English, magnifying glass
bright yellow
Chocolate chip cookies:
warm, from the oven
stalwart and true
teeter totter
spicy tofu stir with cashews


Thanks for the great answers, Karen!

Make sure to check out all the other stops of the blog tour, and keep your eye out for While He Was Away, which has already been released.

While He Was Away by Karen Schreck
(Amazon | Goodreads)
When Penna Weaver’s boyfriend goes off to Iraq, she’s left facing life without him. As summer sets in, Penna tries to distract herself with work and her art, but the not knowing is slowly driving her crazy. Especially when David stops writing. She knows in her heart he will come home— but will he be the same boy she fell in love with?


  1. I read a few pages of While He Was Away and I was blown away by the writing...it's awesome and such a relevant story.

    YAY that Karen loves penguins!! I'm a big fan:)

    Oh warm chocolate chip cookies....yum!

  2. love these guest posts!!

  3. Oh fun! I like her response to vegetarian the best! This is a really nice spin on the usual author interviews ;)

  4. You know what, Hannah, I'm thankful for The Teen Book Scene for assigning you with Word Associations often! It's really fun. 

    I totally enjoyed Karen's answers. I agree with her about Smileys and Chocolate Chip Cookies! Also, I love her Vegetarian answer. Delicious!

  5. Awesome Word Association!I completely agree about chocolate chip cookies!

  6. Ha! I personally actually prefer regular author interviews, but lots of people seem to like these posts :)

  7. When I thin Simileys I think bright yellow as well! Hahahaha! I can't win to read While He Was Away. Discovered it on Goodreads a while back and couldn't get over the bittersweetness of the blurb...I can't wait to read this novel!

  8. I'm going to have to agree with you Hannah.  While I still am curious about what the authors are going to associate with the words, I prefer regular interviews.  I think that you get to know a little more about them that way.


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