GCC Monday–Welcome Diana Peterfreund

I’ve decided that Mondays will be GCC Touring Day, sort of like Family Home Evening, but without Mormon Scriptures. And screaming kids. And prayer. There will be no praying. That way, those of you who come here for Trapped updates will know that Mondays are usually tour days. Usually. Everything is fluid here on the Trapped blog. I ain’t promising anything.

But back to the subject at hand. Today’s guest is Diana Peterfreund. Diana is the author of Secret Society Girl. Those of us living behind the Zion Curtain are VERY familiar with Secret Societies. Oh, yes we are. But Diana’s seems a lot more interesting than the goings on here.

Secret Society Girl takes us into the heart of the Ivy League’s ultra-exclusive secret societies when a young woman is invited to join as one of their first female members.

Elite Eli University junior Amy Haskel never expected to be tapped into Rose & Grave, the country’s most powerful–and notorious–secret society. She isn’t rich, politically connected, or…well, male.

So when Amy receives the distinctive black-lined invitation with the Rose & Grave seal, she’s blown away. Could they really mean her?

Whisked off into an initiation rite that’s a blend of Harry Potter and Alfred Hitchcock, Amy awakens the next day to a new reality and a whole new set of “friends”–from the gorgeous son of a conservative governor to an Afrocentric lesbian activist whose society name is Thorndike. And that’s when Amy starts to discover the truth about getting what you wish for. Because Rose & Grave is quickly taking her away from her familiar world of classes and keggers, fueling a feud, and undermining a very promising friendship with benefits. And that’s before Amy finds out that her first duty as a member of Rose & Grave is to take on a conspiracy of money and power that could, quite possibly, ruin her whole life.

A smart, sexy introduction to the life and times of a young woman in way over her head, Secret Society Girl is a charming and witty debut from a writer who knows her turf–and isn’t afraid to tell all….

I think Diana’s book sounds FASCINATING and I can’t wait to read it.

Now, onto the Trapped questions.

1. If you had to be “Trapped” somewhere, where would it be?

Probably in my parents’ house in Florida, because they have a great wine cellar, and awesome movie collection, wireless, a lot of space and several bathrooms, and a pool and hot tub. Plus, it’s my home and my loved ones are there.

2. If you could pick your “Trapped” companions, what three people would you want with you, and why?

My partner, because I love him and he’s fun (and useful). After that, there are so many other options! Probably people I can spend hours and hours talking to and not get tired, like my best friend and her husband.

3. If you could only pick five books to be “Trapped” with, what would they be?

The Count of Monte Cristo, The Bible (if I were trapped, I’d finally have an excuse to sit and read the whole thing!), The Collected Works of William Shakespeare, The Collected Works of Jorge Borges, The Brother’s Grimm. That should give me a lot of reading material and a good variety.

4. What ONE famous person would you absolutely NOT want to be “Trapped” with?

I’m going for the obvious here and saying Osama bin Laden, because he’s crazy and hateful, and the dialysis machine would be a hassle. Plus, his presence would almost ensure that we wouldn’t be untrapped any time soon, since he’s apparently impossible to find.

5. You can bring three things from your “former” life to “Trapped.” What would those three things be?

DVD and collection, How to Cook Everything Cookbook, computer and wireless connection.

6. Where is one place you absolutely would NOT want to be “Trapped.”

The Baltimore airport. I was trapped there once and I hated it. I get flashbacks every time I go back.

Great answers, and thanks for visiting, Diana!


About Natalie R. Collins

Natalie has more than 30 years writing, editing, proofreading and design experience. She has written 20 books (and counting), has worked for the Sundance Film Festival, and as an investigative journalist, editor, and proofreader. She embraces her gypsy-heart and is following her new free-thinking journey through life. Follow her as she starts over and learns a bunch of life's lessons--some the hard way.
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