Thursday, April 5, 2012
Lauren Conrad was spotted leaving her hotel in NYC on Tuesday, April 3.
In other LC news, Lauren did a great interview with Sara Gaynes at the Charlotte Observer. Check it out below.
Herald: There are so many references to the TV industry in the book (including a character who is an actor on a series called "Boston General"). How do you find inspiration for these?
Conrad: Being in the business for years, you see so many things. After spending several years in L.A., they start to feel normal, and then you'll come home for a weekend and you'll tell your parents what happened and they think what any normal person would think: It's crazy! But you become immune to it. What I did is I started to take notes and I'm so glad I did because I use them all the time. ... I would sometimes sit down with my editor and she would say, "I don't know if this is believable," and I would say, "But it really happened!"
As with any celebrity-written novel, there's always talk that it wasn't you who wrote it. How do you respond to that?
You have to take it as it comes. I take it as a compliment. When they tell you they didn't think you could do it, you prove you can. ... I really wanted to get younger girls to read. I remember never wanting to read growing up, but there were a few (books) that I could really get lost in. If you can ever get a young person to pick up a book and read it, that's great.
What can your fans expect from the tour?
I love the signings. I think that's one of the most fun parts -- meeting the people that are gonna read it! It's such a great opportunity to sign books and talk with all the girls.
What else is coming up in your life?
I'm working on the second book in the "Fame Game" series and that's taking up most of my time. I'm also still working on my two lines: I'm designing spring right now for Paper Crown and I'm also working with a brand called Blue Avocado and we're coming out with grocery, lunch and beauty bags, and they're all made from reclaimed plastic. It's been a really great experience with them.
When you have a month like mine you try not to look too far ahead, but I broke up this tour so I'm gone for a few weeks and then I'm home on the weekends. And then I'm gonna get to go to Coachella (music festival). I don't know what I'm going to wear though -- I have to shop online while I'm on tour!