Q&A with Eileen Cook

Eileen Cook is the author of Unpredictable, her debut novel. From the Amazon.com book description:
Sophie Kintock isn't crazy, she just wants her guy back. And posing as a psychic to give his new girlfriend a face reading designed to break them up isn't going overboard, is it? Don't answer that.

Faking psychic powers turns out to be easy and fun, especially after a few lessons from Nick, the cute (if a bit nerdy) skeptic, who knows all the tricks of the trade. But her readings do a lot more than she could have predicted, and soon Sophie needs to figure out whether the answers lie in the stars-or in herself.
Eileen, who is familiar with skeptics (her husband is a member of CSICOP), was recently interviewed on Ask Allison about how she got published. Her book came to my attention because of its logline: "She's no psychic - but she can fake it if she has to..." Doesn't it conjure up images of When Harry Met Sally Sylvia Browne? Well...maybe not, but her interview is worth a read.
I love the idea of being able to have super-human abilities. I also would love to be able to fly superhero style (except for the fact that I would look really bad in those Spandex suits). I think that sometimes in our desire to find something out of this world- we overlook what is right in front of us . We're so busy playing with tarot cards we miss the real magic- how you feel when you fall in love at first sight or finding a killer pair of shoes- IN YOUR SIZE.

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