Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Day Twenty-Four: Lynne Matson (NIL)

Debutante Profile

Name - Lynne Matson
Debut - Nil
Publisher - Henry Holt
Genre - YA Science Fiction

Website - HERE
Facebook - HERE
Twitter - HERE

Lynne is a former attorney who thinks writing books is much more fun. Her debut novel, NIL, a YA thriller with a SF twist, will be published by Macmillan/Henry Holt on March 4, 2014. When she's not writing or reading, you'll find her hanging out with her husband and their 4 boys, probably at the beach. Cookies are her kryptonite, especially thin mints.

Dream Debutante Dress - 

"I'm SO excited about being a Debutante (thank you Lisa!) and getting to pick a killer formal dress…not that I wear fancy dresses much because, um, did I mention I'm mom to four boys?! And I live in Florida so I basically live in shorts, t-shirts, and flip-flops. I picked this sleek white dress worn by Jennifer Lawrence (love her!) for three reasons: (1) it's sleek and simple, which is how I dress anyway, (2) did I mention I LOVE JLaw?! and (3) it's kind of NIL-ish. There's nothing fancy on NIL, but the kids there make clothes out of a white material, so if there were a formal dress on NIL this one would be it."

Notes from a YA Debutante

I LOVE lists. They make me feel more organized than I really am. LOL So here's ten possibly-interesting-and-totally-true facts about me!

10. I constantly have story ideas running through my head, and take notes on anything I happen to have handy--a grocery receipt, a crinkled school paper one of my boys dropped on the floor of my car, a magazine cover. I try to keep a notebook in my purse, but sometimes after taking it out to type up my notes, I forget to put it back.

9. I take a lot of voice memos on my phone while out for a run or walk. I never have to type those up for some reason; just the act of putting my words into a coherent sentence spoken out loud seems to make it gel in my head. Strange but true.:D

8. I think paddleboarding on the ocean at sunrise = one of the best way to start a day EVER.:D

7. My first job out of college was as a salesperson at The Gap. On my first day, I learned how to fold t-shirts using a clipboard. To this day, whenever I see a clipboard, I think of t-shirts. And I run the other away. (Kidding--about the running. But not about the clipboard.:D)

6. I think oysters are nasty. *shudders* I've tried them but can't get past the slime factor.

5. Coconuts are nearly impossible to crack open with a rock. I tried. *nearly ;D

4. I love music, especially alternate music, but I love all kinds of tunes! Music is a HUGE source of inspiration for me, and I couldn't have written NIL--or anything else--without music.

3. I hate stopping to get gas (I don't know why but I hate it) and so my car always runs dangerously low.

2. I totally believe in love at first sight--or at least, the super-powerful-insta-connection that leads to love in a CRAZY short amount of time. (See number 1, below.:D)

1. I met my husband my first year of college and fell hard and fast from word one. And right after we met, he told his roommate "I just met the girl I'm going to marry." And he was right. So the crazy connection can totally go both ways.:)

Bonus fact: I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU TO READ NIL!!!!!!! I can't wait for you to meet Charley and Thad . . . and Nil, the creepy place that doesn't exist--and yet, it does.:)


Bookie's Note: Lynne, your enthusiasm is contagious! I'm smiling like a crazy person after reading your list. I couldn't live without music, I'm forever with a pair of headphones stuck in my ears (I'm not even kidding, earphones in at least 16hrs a day) and I absolutely love alternative music! I hate oysters too, cooked and uncooked, I just can't handle them. Nasty things! I'm not much of a believer of love at first sight but your story is so cute, now I can't wait to see what happens during MY first year of college :D Guys, make sure to come back tomorrow to not only get the insider's scoop on NIL but also for a giveaway (AND TO SEE THE NEW COVER!)

Badass Bookie xx


  1. I am SO excited for Nil! It sounds a little bit like Lost, which I love, so that's making me very excited. And I really like the new cover (although I liked the first one too). JLaw is AWESOME. I love her. And that dress.

  2. So eager for Nil! I also loathe stopping for gas!

  3. Thanks y'all! And thank again, Lisa, for having me! :) *sends cool mix of alt rock and a free never-have-to-eat-oysters-ever-again pass for life.:)

  4. NIL looks really good! I can't wait to get my hands on it! I think it will be a great read!!! Thanks.

  5. Aww #1 is so sweet. <3 And I agree with #3 and #6. I hate stopping for gas especially because we always seem to need gas when we're late for something! Also with oysters! Those things are indeed nasty.

  6. Congrats to Lynne on her new release! I love lists too :) Thanks for sharing!

  7. Nil sounds really great! I don't believe in insta-love though!

  8. I love music too! :) And #1- so sweet! It's awesome to see there's still love like that in this world <3

  9. Nil sounds totally awesome and I can't wait for it! I'm a list maker too, except I love oysters :)

  10. The things you use to write on; grocery receipts, crinkled paper, are the things I use for bookmarks if I can't find one. LOL I love that you knew your husband was the one right away. It was the same for me with mine and I think that's rare. Congrats on Nil!

  11. I also believe on Love at First Sight!...

  12. I love the dress Lynne picked and how she related it to her book Nil.

  13. Really pretty pic :) Can't wait for Nil

  14. I HATE stopping for gas. I will go as long as I possibly can, until I absolutely have no alternative. And even then, I pull into the gas station slowly, sighing loudly and mumbling to myself. Pathetic, I know, But true!

  15. Nil sounds really amazing. I would looove to read it! :)

  16. I too love music. :) And stops for gas... ugh!!! there have been few instances when I was stranded on road because I ran out of gas, now my family keeps a check on it ;)

  17. Super excited for Nil! :) I do believe at an attraction/connection at first sight, but think love comes a little later. I'll use Friends reference here and say that your husband is your lobster and vice versa. :)
    Congrats on your debut novel! :)

  18. Love the synopsis and cover of NIL! Can't wait to read it! Thank you for the amazing giveaway! :)

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