Interview with Libby Tanner from Canvas Bound
Where do you dream of traveling to and why? Since I finally got to go to England for school, I’d love to visit Italy. There is so much rich art and history there. To look up at the Sistine Chapel would be a dream come true.
What songs are most played on your ipod? Right now I’m listening to Life in Color by OneRepublic on repeat. But I like an eclectic mix including The Beatles and Frank Sinatra.
Do you play any sports? LOL! I’m so clumsy I trip on air. And you can forget about dancing…unless it’s with Dean.
What would we find under your bed? This is really embarrassing, but I promised I’d answer truthfully. You’d probably find a mix of dirty and—what used to be—clean clothes, art magazines, the tennis shoe I’ve been looking for but am too afraid to reach under the bed and grab, Andes’ Mint wrappers, and the paint brush I dropped the other day and haven’t bothered to pick up yet.
Do your friends think you are an introvert or an extravert? Why? 100% without a doubt, an introvert. I would much rather spend an entire day painting in my studio than doing anything else at all, except for maybe see Dean.
What is something people would be surprised to know about you? Well, there is that little thing about my paintings coming to life and a boy trapped inside them, but other than that, my life is an open book ;)
If you’d like to know more about Libby Tanner’s creator, Laura M. Kolar, or what she’s currently working on, you can find her on Twitter, Facebook and the web.
Captive Art: Book 1
Sixteen-year-old Libby Tanner’s art comes to life. Her painted skies turn from day to night, leaves rustle on trees, and sometimes, a mystery boy appears.
While attending England’s Aldridge Art Academy, Libby meets charming Brent Henderson, a performing arts student who showers her with attention. But his rival, gorgeous Dean James, is the one who occupies her mind, even though he’s very much attached to his current girlfriend.
Libby soon learns there’s more to both Brent and Dean than she ever imagined. In order to save her future and the boy who’s captured her heart, she must unlock the secrets behind her art by entering the most dangerous place of all… the world within her paintings.
But once she steps into the canvas, she risks being trapped forever.
Laura M. Kolar lives with her husband and daughter in a one-stop-light town in northern-lower Michigan. Though she didn’t discover her love of books until she turned thirty, as a self-declared hopeless romantic, she has spent the past few years reading and writing stories with mostly happy endings.
If she’s not at her day-job or with her family, you will find her sipping a cup of chai latte while sitting in her favorite rocking chair, hunched over her laptop writing or spending entirely too much time on Twitter.