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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Piper Morgan by Stephanie Faris

Today, Stephanie Faris is joining us to tell us about her newest books. Oh, and give us a "what if?" question. Enjoy... 

One day, an eight-year-old girl learns she has to move away from the only home she’s ever known. She and her mom live a nomad-style existence over the coming months as her mother accepts one exciting temp job after another. For the young girl, it becomes an adventure, but she still longs for a place she can call “home.”

That leads me to today’s What If? question.

What if you found a job where you could triple your current salary, but you could no longer live in one place? To get the salary, you have to move every couple of weeks to a new city? Would you accept the opportunity and learn to adapt or stay at your current pay to remain in one place?

And now some more about Piper Morgan...

When Piper Morgan has to move to a new town, she is sad to leave behind her friends, but excited for a new adventure. She is determined to have fun, be brave and find new friends.

In Piper Morgan Joins the Circus, Piper learns her mom’s new job will be with the Big Top Circus. She can’t wait to learn all about life under the big top, see all the cool animals, and meet the Little Explorers, the other kids who travel with the show. She’s even more excited to learn that she gets to be a part of the Little Explorers and help them end each show with a routine to get the audience on their feet and dancing along! 





In Piper Morgan in Charge, Piper’s mom takes a job in the local elementary school principal’s office. Piper is excited for a new school and new friends—and is thrilled when she is made an “office helper.” But there is one girl who seems determined to prove she is a better helper—and she just so happens to be the principal’s daughter. Can Piper figure out how to handle being the new girl in town once more?











https://images-blogger-opensocial.googleusercontent.com/gadgets/proxy?url=http%3A%2F%2F3.bp.blogspot.com%2F-uMNwcK5KxBc%2FVFgRAtmPUuI%2FAAAAAAAACiA%2FeulughFbthM%2Fs1600%2FHeadshotSF.jpg&container=blogger&gadget=a&rewriteMime=image%2F*Stephanie Faris knew she wanted to be an author from a very young age. In fact, her mother often told her to stop reading so much and go outside and play with the other kids. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in broadcast journalism, she somehow found herself working in information technology. But she never stopped writing.

Stephanie is the Simon & Schuster author of 30 Days of No Gossip and 25 Roses. When she isn’t crafting fiction, she writes for a variety of online websites on the topics of business, technology, and her favorite subject of all—fashion. She lives in Nashville with her husband, a sales executive.

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20 comments:

Stephanie Faris said...

Thank you so much for hosting me today! And thank you to Liz for letting me pose a question. Can't wait to read everyone's answers. :-)

Huntress said...

Oh wow. Way cool. Buying these for ahem, my grandson. Or maybe just for me!!
Regarding What If: Nope. I am a homebody. If I had a cabin in the woods with plenty of dogs and cats, I'd be happy. Off the grid, chickens and my zombie apocalypse survival gear. *G*

Patricia Lynne said...

I don't think I could do it. There was a six year span where I moved every 2 years and it was taxing. When hubby and I moved into our current place, we both said "No. More. Moving!" (for a few years at least)

Sandee said...

What a great question. There are lots of variables though. Triple the pay would be what would that mean. If you currently earn 10 dollars an hour then it wouldn't be worth the move.

If you made 100 and hour then it would probably be a good thing. Housing in each now city would be an issue so finding something cheap would be essential in making some huge bucks.

You would probably be eating out most of the time. Not a good thing. So many question to answer and work out.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Had I wanted to be a rock star, I would've had to accept those conditions. That lifestyle has no appeal to me though. I moved around enough as a military brat. I'll keep my current job, thanks.

Stephanie Faris said...

Huntress--That actually sounds pretty appealing! Dogs are better company than some humans, for sure!

Patricia Lynne--I prefer to have roots, so I doubt I could ever do it. Although a house on the beach sounds nice! Every time I mention that to someone who lives in Florida, they say nobody can afford to live ON the beach, just a few miles away from it. I'd rather live here if I can't see the beach from my window!

Sandee--Yeah, every move means you're eating out while you establish your home. But I suppose if you moved that often, you'd get pretty good at grabbing the groceries you need and cooking soon after! You might have to live on paper plates and plastic utensils most of the time.

Alex--I think most of them live out of tour buses, don't they? And no, that wouldn't be fun. I used to think actors lived out of hotels when they were on location for three months or so...but it appears many of them rent houses while they're in a specific area. That wouldn't be too bad, but once you have kids that's difficult because they can't head out on location for numerous months with you if they're in school.

Joanne said...

Good blog tour stop. When I was fresh out of college I moved to Texas from PA. I probably would have been open at that time to a big salary job and plenty of moving. Now, at this juncture, I'm pretty settled. I like to travel but would not want to live out of a suitcase for a long time.

Sandra Cox said...

We moved around a lot when we were first married. But every couple of weeks....I'd be exhausted;)

Tamara Narayan said...

Since I'm not making any significant money right now, I'd pass on the opportunity to move around. However, it is a wonderful construct for a book series. Keeps things fresh, I'll bet.

Stephanie Faris said...

Joanne--I think that happens as we get older. We learn to appreciate the value of "home."

Sandra--Absolutely! You wouldn't even have time to figure out where the ATM machines and best grocery stores were if it was that often.

Tamara--Yeah, lots of new adventures to explore!

Ann Bennett said...

I sort of had that choice. It depends on what part of your life you are in. At one time I had no one but myself. The adventurer in me would say yes. Now with people who cannot go places easily, I find myself housebound too. But I can say there is a currency in this world that has nothing to do with money. I live lean. But I live happily. Good luck on your tour.

diedre Knight said...

Much as I love traipsing around, I enjoy it at my leisure and that's how I prefer it. So I'd have to pass on the job, though money does have its appeal ;-)
Great post, ladies!

Stephanie Faris said...

Ann--Life does seem happier when you stop chasing the dollar and realize what's really important.

Diedre--I like traveling, but only on vacation and even then, I can't wait to get home to my dog and my own bed!

Janie Junebug said...

The books are adorable. I love the covers. I couldn't move frequently for practical reasons. First, Franklin and Penelope need me in one place. Second, I deal with chronic pain. Sometimes it's tough to make it from one room to another. I'm very fortunate to have my small, comfy house.

Love,
Janie

Diane Carlisle said...

It would be exhausting to move around like that. I have to have my roots! I would travel away from home a few times throughout the year though, just so long as I have a home to go back to, where I can find familiar faces, like family!

Valerie Capps said...

Money isn't a motivator for me; however, my husband's dream appeals to me at times. "If" we win the lottery, he wants to buy a luxury motorhome and travel the country. That would mean we would be taking our home with us along with our dog, our own bed, our closet (no suitcases), and a new view every few days. Mountains one week; the ocean the next. A new adventure every month--just like Piper! I could possibly deal with that. Until then, I'm a happy homebody in a house without wheels.

Kathleen Valentine said...

Your book covers are just adorable. I wish you great luck with your books.

Huntress said...

Lol. Great answer!!!

Darla M Sands said...

My husband opted to retire rather than try and sell our home. He worried about moving our elderly cats, for one thing. ~grin~ We made the right choice in this case but a tripled salary might have been different. This move would have put us in debt.

Barbara Fisher said...

It would be good to triple my current salary, but I don’t think I could cope with moving every couple of weeks. I might manage every six months or so but even that would be stressful.