Arlaina Tibensky

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Keek’s life was totally perfect….Keek and her boyfriend just had their Worst Fight Ever; her best friend heinously betrayed her; her parents are divorcing; and her mom’s across the country caring for her newborn cousin, who may or may not make it home from the hospital. To top it all off, Keek’s got the plague. (Well, the chicken pox.) Now she’s holed up at her grandmother’s technologically barren house until further notice. Not quite the summer...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. The only things you will regret are the things you didn't do'

Q. What do you regret most?

A. It's a long story but there was a time in Africa with my mom when I refused to go on a second day of gorilla tracking and sat in a hotel room in Kigali journaling and watching lizards walk across the walls. What was I thinking?

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. What a cruel question. These are in no particular order: Hey, by The Pixes, The Money Song from Cabaret (the Alan Cumming version), Vicious by Lou Reed, Stand and Deliver by Adam Ant, and Blister in the Sun by The Violent Femmes. Each one of those songs makes me feel like the strongest version of myself that there is. They were all on the playlist for AND THEN THINGS FALL APART.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I know!

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. It is so terrifying to me that if I tell you I'm afraid it will come true.

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