Sunday, December 16, 2012

Day Sixteen - All About Erica Lorraine Scheidt ( Uses For Boys)

Debutante Profile

Name – Erica Lorraine Scheidt
Debut - Uses For Boys 
Genre – Contemporary 
Website– HERE
Blog -  HERE
Twitter - HERE

As a teenager, Erica Lorraine Scheidt studied creative writing at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. Now a visiting artist at the Berkeley Teen Center and longtime volunteer at 826 Valencia, she works with teen writers in the San Francisco Bay Area. She's currently working on a new young adult novel from her studio at Headlands Center for the Arts and lives in Berkeley with her girlfriend and stepdaughter and two dogs. 

Dream Debutante Dress -  I love dresses, but I don't wear them very often. This dress is from AnGG New York and OAK NY and I found it on even*cleveland, one of my favorite blogs.


Notes from a YA Debutante

Some random facts about me:

1) I only discovered poetry after falling in love. 
2) I moved to New Orleans to become a Great American Writer. It didn’t work. Later I tried to moved to Borneo to become a Great American Writer. That also didn’t work. 
3) I dropped out of high school and got a GED when I was 15. 
4) I own about 17 millions pairs of blue jeans. 
5) My dream collaborators are Rookie Magazine, Olivia Bee and Francesca Lia Block. 
6) I got a tattoo when I was 16. I covered it up with a new tattoo when I sold Uses for Boys. 
7) I love the rain. I love walking in the rain. And mostly, more than anything, I love wandering aimlessly in the rain. 
8) I grin. A lot. I have a smile bigger than a house. I try really hard to look serious, but I just don’t have it in me. 
9) I’m not exactly sure what a nerdfighter is, but I’ve never met a nerdfighter I didn’t like. 
10) I have a hound dog puppy. I love my hound dog puppy. My hound dog puppy might be the death of me. 


Bookie's Note: Erica, I LOVE the rain! There is something nice about walking aimlessly in the rain while listening to sad love ballads or alternative rock. What new tattoo did you get?!? I'm dying to know! The best cure to everything is to smile, I love to smile and make people laugh, I guess this makes us twinsies! :D

Make sure to come back tomorrow for the second half of Erica's feature! We have some juicy secrets lined up and a fantastic giveaway! 

Badass Bookie xx


  1. Rain is the best!! I have 15 tattoos :D

  2. I don't like the rain. I hate cold lol but I do think it is pretty to look at from inside! LOL I am so scared of needles but I did get my tongue pieced when I was 18. That was my big rebel move LOL

  3. I love the rain too. I don't have any tattoos yet. I got my GED at 16 and went to community college.

    It's really nice to find out more about authors like this.

    Congrats on getting Uses for Boys published. I can't wait to read it.

  4. I'm now so curious to know what was the original tat and what did you cover it with? LOL

  5. Planning to get inked when my contract does. ; ) Nerdfighters UNITE!

  6. The rain is amazing. Best. Sleep. EVER! Hound dogs are awesome. I have 2 labs and a little pit and they are the best babies ever. The pit is just amazing. Hate the bad rap that they have. She is the best dog in the world. I don't wear a lot of dresses either. That one, I would give a chance. Looks comfy!

  7. Love rain. :) And yay for tattoos! I'm at 7 right now, so I'm a big fan. Can't wait to read your debut. :)