Monday, December 10, 2012

Day Ten - All About Jessica Verdi ( My Life After Now)

Debutante Profile

Name – Jessica Verdi
Debut - My Life After Now
Genre – Contemporary
Website– HERE
Blog -  HERE
Twitter - HERE

Jessica Verdi lives in Brooklyn, NY and received her MFA in Writing for Children from The New School. Her favorite pastimes include singing showtunes at the top of her lungs (much to her husband’s chagrin), watching cheesy TV, and scoring awesome non-leather shoes in a size 5. She’s still trying to figure out a way to put her uncanny ability to remember both song lyrics and the intricacies of vampire lore to good use. 

Dream Debutante Dress -  When I was sixteen, I wanted to be Cher Horowitz from Clueless (okay, I still do). Come on, that hat? That bottled water carrier? The girl could pull off anything. Plus she totally got Paul Rudd, aka the hottest ex-step-brother ever.

Notes from a YA Debutante

I’m so excited to be one of this year’s debutantes and so honored to be included in such incredible company! 

Here we go, some random facts about myself:

1. If you haven’t already garnered from my choice of debutante dress, I think Clueless is pretty much the best movie ever. I’ve seen it so many times I can literally recite the entire script from memory. Sad, I know.

2. I think bean salad and soup are the best foods ever to be invented. My husband fervently disagrees.

3. I drink a lot of seltzer. Like, a LOT. It’s probably unhealthy.

4. I watch way too much TV. Again, probably unhealthy.

5. I am a vegetarian.

6. In August 2012, I went on an African safari with my friends Amy Ewing and Dhonielle Clayton (also YA authors!). It changed my life.

7. I can’t sleep in an unmade bed. Even if it’s two minutes before bedtime, if the bed is still unmade, I’ll make it before getting in.

8. I know the entire Chiquita Banana song. You know you’re jealous.

9. I have four tattoos. One of them is of a book. I used to have five tattoos but I got one of them removed.

10. My vote for the world’s best invention? The toothbrush.


Bookie's Note: Jess, I LOVE Clueless! Just one of the many reasons why the 90's were made of awesome! The amount of TV I watch could probably rival the amount you watch, I'm addicted to every TV series and the worst thing is that I'm not even kidding! I would love to go on an African safari, it even sounds life changing :D

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

Badass Bookie xx


  1. Omg Clueless is an awesome movie! My school studied it in Year 11 for English which sort of ruined it haha and I haven't watched it again since.

  2. I LOVED Clueless when I was a kid. I still do! ;)

  3. Thanks for a fun post! Ummmm... can you believe that I've never seen Clueless? Must go and fix that someday :)

  4. Clueless!!!!!

    RIP Brittany Murphy.

  5. I too LOVE Clueless! It was awesome:)

    How cool is it to go on an African safari:))

  6. Clueless is a classic 90's movie and all your enthusiasm has totally got me in the mood to rewatch it :) My Life After Now sounds amazing and I'm really looking forward to reading it! Bring on tomrorrow's post :D

  7. I'll eat soup with you anytime, Jessica. :)

  8. Yessss, Clueless! I'll drink to that (with Seltzer, natch :)).

  9. +JMJ+

    My favourite is #7. I totally get it, because I have my own quirks when it comes to my bed. That isn't one of them, though! LOL!

  10. I loved Clueless growing up too! I'll have to watch that again soon. African safari sounds amazing. The bed thing I've heard from several other people as well. I'm the exact opposite. I twist and turn so much so if the bed is made tightly or sometimes just made at all, I feel constricted and can't sleep. My mom jokes that it's my rebellion against a military father. lol.

  11. Oooh a tattoo removed...was it a name? LOL I would love to see the book tattoo.

  12. I was definitely a big Clueless lover too! Also, I definitely agree that the toothbrush is the best invention ever!!

  13. I loved Clueless too!

    Lol at #7. I don't like sleeping in unmade beds either but if I'm really tired, there's no way I'm making that bed!

  14. I haven't watched Clueless as i was just a year old but i am definitely gonna watch it now after reading about it her and well that hat is awesome so i have see it...

    and same for me if my bed is unmade i won't be ever able to sleep on it... :)