Diary of a debut: Who would Liz & Lisa trade lives with?

In our upcoming debut novel, Your Perfect Life, Rachel and Casey, best friends since childhood, wake up the morning after their high school reunion to discover they've switched bodies. In honor of our book, we decided to choose who we'd swap lives with if we could. HINT: Not each other! Would we elect to be famous? (One of us would!) Or would we want to be younger? (Er, the other would!) And we MUST know, who would you switch with?  Leave a comment letting us know whose life you'd want for a chance to win a signed copy of Your Perfect Life! Contest will close on Saturday, May 17th at 8am PST.

Liz: BOO, the cutest dog in the world.

boo, the cutest dog in the worldThis was a hard choice for me. Trading lives is a big deal, and I don't want to make the wrong choice.  So I thought--who am I most jealous of on a daily basis?  Who's life do I covet? And that's when it came to me: I'm dying to be BOO, that ridunkously cute teacup Pomeranian that has over TWELVE MILLION LIKES on Facebook.  Yes, you read that right. TWELVE.  MILLION!

You see, I've become a bit obsessed with this dog.  The way he rocks booties and sunglasses? Genius! The endless pampering and naps in his daily life? So. JEALOUS. The perpetual smile he has in every picture, as if his life couldn't get ANY better? I must know if he really feels that way!

So yes, sign me up for a few days prancing around in Boo's paws, eating the filet mignon I imagine his owner preparing him each morning, sleeping the day away when she's not taking adorable pics of him and getting 650k likes instantly when they are posted. Not to mention, I've always wanted to be considered dainty! Who wants all the human problems that would come along with switching with Angelina Jolie or Fergie? I want to be Boo!


Lisa: My three-year-old daughter

IMG_3975When I had to think of the person who's life I'd want, whose life I was insanely jealous of, the answer popped into my head instantly. My three-year-old, daughter.

Why wouldn't I want to dress up like a princess every day--donning the most beautiful gowns and crowns while spinning aimlessly and singing at the top of my lungs to the Frozen soundtrack?  Why wouldn't I want to have someone make all of my meals for me? Why wouldn't I sign up for a life filled with coloring rainbows, playing at the park and meeting my idols? (Pictured: Not just meeting her hero, Cinderella, but getting personally escorted by her through Disneyland?) And who wouldn't want to nap every day (well she might not, but I would, dammit) and be in bed by 7:00 pm every night? Talk about beauty sleep!

She also looks at the world in such a pure way. She remarks on a beautiful day--a blue sky, a bright sun. She notices the tulips as we walk the dog. She giggles constantly. She is in awe of everything. And she also has no clue there is any bad out there. To be that blissfully ignorant would be amazing!

Not to mention, I wouldn't have any damn wrinkles and my skin would constantly glow!

Also, I would NOT throw any fits. I would be the perfect child at all times. Right, Mom?