Thursday, March 24, 2011

Author Erin O'Riordan

Today we have Erin O'Riordan and some information about her book, I Made Out With a Teenage Communist!

High school junior Miller Markowitz has a new English teacher: her grandfather, World War II vet Steve Markowitz. Steve is there for Miller through her struggles with her insecurities and first love. As he fights his own private war with cancer, Steve teaches Miller about life and literature. Bosnian classmate Miroslav Vankovic teaches her about compassion, and to her surprise, may turn out to be more than a friend.


"Miroslav Vankovic is from Sarajevo, Bosnia. This is his third year in the United States, although you wouldn’t know it from talking to him. When I first met Miroslav, I wanted him to have an accent. I wanted him to sound like Bela Lugosi, to have a deep and deeply foreign voice, to mispronounce words and use odd phrases in a charming Eastern European way. But nope. Miroslav speaks the same bland, unaccented Midwestern English as the rest of us. There is nothing exotic about tall, thin-limbed Miroslav, with his straight dark hair, long, narrow nose, and lovely brown doe-eyes. I don’t know why it is, but I’ve always thought that brown was the most beautiful color in the world. The deep, dark pools that are Miroslav’s eyes are beautiful to me."

The novel is currently available on Amazon.
Here is a link.

Thank you to Erin for sharing her book!

She can also be found on her blog -


  1. Thanks for having me as a guest, Lea!

  2. That's certainly an attention-grabbing title! Reminds me of a Russian friend I had in high school. He did have an accent...not sure what he thought about communism. lol

  3. Anytime, Erin.
    And yes, that is a very attention-grabbing title! I don't think I've met any communists.


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