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Me, Suzy P blog tour with Karen Saunders

Today I have author Karen Saunders talking about her new book Me, Suzy P (review here) and the characters you will meet when reading it! 
Hi, I’m Karen Saunders, and I’m here to talk about my debut novel, Me, Suzy P. Here’s a taster from the blurb on the back of the book:  
I’m Suzy Puttock, (yes, that’s Puttock with a P), fourteen years old and a complete disaster magnet. My life’s full of ups and downs. My loved-up big sister Amber’s getting married and wants lime-green bridesmaids’ dresses. I’m not happy about that.
But there’s this hot new guy, Zach, just started at my school. I am happy about that. 
Only, I’ve had a boyfriend, since forever, Danny. So now I’m all kinds of confused…
Suzy and her friends were fantastic fun to create; I hope you enjoy reading their story as much as I enjoyed writing it. Here’s the lowdown on some of the key characters from the book…
Personality: Ditzy, funny, kooky, walking disaster zone, klutzy, keeps her friends constantly entertained with her crazy antics. Unique and individual. 
Likes: Hot chocolate with marshmallows at Bojangles café, the band The Drifting, hanging out with her mates. 
Dislikes: Dresses, fish, PE, practical jokes, the constant wedding talk in her house, Great Aunt Loon, her hair, the way she embarrasses herself constantly.
Most likely to say: “Why do these things always happen to meeeeeee?”
Likes: Her dog Murphy, jelly babies, talking, shopping, clothes, bright colours, hair dye.
Dislikes: Silence, dull colours, school uniform, not having sweets within easy reach. 
Relationship to Suzy: BFF
Most likely to say: “Fancy a jelly baby?”
Likes: Hanging out with Suzy, spending time with Suzy’s family, Star Wars, The Drifting, ice-cream. 
Dislikes: Not having any siblings, participating in football matches, having to display affection in public.
Relationship to Suzy: Boyfriend
Most likely to say: “Anyone fancy watching Star Wars round mine?”

Likes: Food, football, food, The Drifting, food, computer games, food…
Dislikes: Being somewhere there isn’t anything to eat. 
Relationship to Suzy: Friend (and boyfriend of Millie, and best friend of Danny)
Most likely to say: “Shall we go and get something to eat?”
Likes: Weddings, the celebrity Conni G, pink, fluffy things, her fiancé Mark, pet names, Chihuahuas. 
Dislikes: Nothing. Amber loves everything, and everyone. 
Relationship to Suzy: Big sister
Most likely to say: “I’m so excited about my wedding!”
Me, Suzy P is available to buy from all good bookshops, online and is also available as an e-book. 
Come visit me online, at, ‘like’ me on Facebook at www.facebook/karensaunderswriter , or follow me on Twitter: @writingkaren. There are also tweets from Suzy Puttock @suzyputtock, so do follow her too. Look forward to seeing you around!

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