Published by: Booktrope Publishing
Publication date: October 20th 2015
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
E.C. Moore’s young adult novel, Every Big and Little Wish, opens in late spring 1970. Sixteen-year-old Jacy Wilbert’s Mom got promoted, so her parents sold their Victorian home in California and moved to a townhouse in Oregon.
Torn away from the only home she’s ever known, forced to leave her beloved German shepherd behind, Jacy feels misplaced. Exacerbating an already terrible situation, her dad runs off with the bombshell real estate agent who sold them their townhouse. And, just when it seems things can’t get any worse, her mom loses the stupid job they left California for in the first place and begins to drown her sorrows with pink wine, night after night. Jacy’s caught in the middle, struggling to maintain a relationship with her AWOL dad while tolerating his annoying, much-younger girlfriend.
Missing old friends back in California, and feeling like an outsider, Jacy needs to build a new social life in a new school. Not the sort of girl to wait around for what she wants to come her way, she sets her sights on Neil Wilder, the best-looking boy around.
Everything changes when Jacy Wilbert knocks on the wrong door.
When Elizabeth’s not writing feverishly, you will find her out walking or sightseeing. She’s crazy about coffee, books, cooking, good wine, cairn terriers, miniature ponies, historical houses, tapas, and witty people.
She resides in a fifties bungalow in Southern California, with her creative-director, hubba-hubba husband, a yappy blonde dog, and one feisty Chihuahua.
1. Can you tell us about your book, Every Big & Little Wish, in 30 words or less?
Every Big & Little Wish is the story of a girl caught between a cheating father and a panic-stricken mother. Contact with the Wilder family leads to obsession and danger.
2. What was your favorite scene to write?
There’s a scene where Neil Wilder visits his little brother Manny at his foster home in McMinnville. Manny shows Neil his rabbits and tells him he’s named them all after family members, and he introduces Neil to his fluffy namesake.
3. What was the hardest scene to edit out?
I had written more than what went into the book about Jacy’s vacation with her Grandma Effie. It hurt to cut some of her adventures out. But it was time to get her back to Oregon.
4. What’s something intriguing about one of the main characters?
Jacy’s love interest, Neil Wilder, comes from a broken family. His mother is in a mental hospital and he is living with his uncle who just happens to be the brother of his father.
5. Are there any hot boys?
Neil Wilder is a hot boy. He’s mysterious and troubled and Jacy finds him irresistible.
6. Is this part of a series or a standalone?
Every Big & Little Wish is a standalone novel.
7. Are you currently working on anything else?
I am currently working on two books. The first is a companion book to Incurable, titled Insatiable, Incurable Saga Part II. The second is a standalone titled Letters from LaLa Land, and it’s about a family in crisis. Promise Albright, the fifteen year old main character, is suddenly thrust into a completely new life in California.
8. What is currently in your TBR pile?
I am a big Marilynne Robinson fan. Housekeeping is one of my favorite novels, and I can’t wait to read her latest, Lila.
9. What is the best book you’ve read recently?
I just finished Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell, her short story collection. I highly recommend it.