Interview with Lauren Gilbaldi, author of The Night We Said Yes

22 Jul 2015

Tell us a little bit about your new release, The Night We Said Yes.

It’s a story about four friends who say yes to every idea they have for one night, and in the process two (Ella and Matt) fall for one another. Then, a year later, the two recreate the night to see if second chances are possible.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A few things: a writer, a veterinarian (because I liked puppies–that was the only reason), and an artist (I was not good). I accomplished one of them!

What’s the last book you read?

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. It was fantastic.

How do you like to spend a rainy day?

Well, I work most days, so i’ll probably at my library (which is nice on rainy days!). If i’m not working, playing with my daughter.

What fictional literary world would you most like to visit?

Harry Potter’s, post Voldemort’s death. I’d be friends with Hermione.


What’s in your Netflix queue?

A lot of Sesame Street (I have a 1 year old)! And for me, my husband and I are about to start marathoning Veep.

Do you listen to anything while you write? If so, what’s your audio of choice?

Nope! I can’t concentrate with music playing.

What’s your favorite quote from The Night We Said Yes?

It’s a tie between the last line (which I won’t quote) and “It was the sense of possibility that I loved, the idea that anything could happen next.”

Do you have a favorite local bookstore we can give a shoutout to?

Yes! I love Bookmark It in Orlando, Florida. They are wonderful.

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

I used to. I used to collect quotes and save them in Word documents, so I could visit them whenever I needed inspiration. Now I just keep living. 🙂


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Lauren Gibaldi is the author of the new book The Night We Said Yes.

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