Saturday, July 23, 2011

Lisa Papademetriou's Teenage Garage Sale

For those who are unfamiliar with this post, it's a list of things we’d find if an author were to have a garage sale of items from their teenage years.  Today we have Lisa Papademtriou, author of Siren's Storm!

Welcome to my disorganized yard sale of incredibly desirable possessions! Honestly, I wish I still had most of these things. Especially the Howdy Doody lamp.

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Boombox (Suitable for listening to Cyndi Lauper, The Breakfast Club (the band, not the movie soundtrack) and 10,000 Maniacs) $5

Bowler hat (Found in vintage store, excellent for all sorts of costumes and general hat-wearing) $10

Ratty old coat that looked like it came from grandma’s closet (Purchased in New York City, this hideous, lightweight coat was perfect for Houston winters) $8

Lamp in the shape of Howdy Doody that glowed eerie Satanic red when lit up (A gift from my best friend, I have no idea why she thought I would like it, but I did) $15

Battered old trunk spray-painted purple and many other colors (Lisa Papademetriou original artwork) $7

Shark jaws (Perfect for attaching to wall and intriguing friends) $2

Some Like It HotFeather boa, long black gloves and Morphing black formal dress (Accessories and simple dress suitable for numerous Houston formal dances. For the girl who can’t afford a different dress for every occasion and has only a few sewing skills, this single outfit can take you to four parties!) $15/ set

Some Like It Hot poster (Reproduction poster of the most hilarious movie of all time.) $4

Lisa PapademetriouLisa Papademetriou has worked in an editorial capacity at Scholastic, HarperCollins, and Disney Press. She has written or adapted over thirty books for young readers, including Sixth-Grade Glommers, Norks, and Me; The Wizard, the Witch, and Two Girls from Jersey; How to Be a Girly Girl in Just Ten Days, and the New York Times bestselling Disney Fairies novel, Rani in the Mermaid Lagoon.

Lisa lives in Massachusetts with her husband, daughter, and dog, playing guitar, dancing around the house to 80's music, and eating at the vegetarian cafe (even though she isn't vegetarian).

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