Wednesday, February 5, 2014

16 Things I thought Were True - Guest Post

So this won't be a conventional guest post, or an interview really, it's a mix of both perhaps? As you guys know I recently read and enjoyed 16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler, and you can check out my review for it here.

Author: Janet Gurtler
ISBN: 1402277970
Book Genre: YA Contemporary
Release Date: March 4th 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Book Source: NetGalley

Buy Now: Amazon - Barnes & Noble

Goodreads Synopsis:
Heart attacks happen to other people #thingsIthoughtweretrue
When Morgan's mom gets sick, it's hard not to panic. Without her mother, she would have no one—until she finds out the dad who walked out on her as a baby isn't as far away as she thought...
Adam is a stuck-up, uptight jerk #thingsIthoughtweretrue
Now that they have a summer job together, Morgan's getting to know the real Adam, and he's actually pretty a nerdy-hot kind of way. He even offers to go with her to find her dad. Road trip, anyone?
5000 Twitter followers are all the friends I need #thingsIthoughtweretrue
With Adam in the back seat, a hyper chatterbox named Amy behind the wheel, and plenty of Cheetos to fuel their trip, Morgan feels ready for anything. She's not expecting a flat tire, a missed ferry, a fake girlfriend...and that these two people she barely knew before the summer started will become the people she can't imagine living without.

After reading the book 3 questions came to mind to ask the author, which were the following:

(Why I asked the question: The main character has been lied to all her life about her father's negligence and how he had never wanted her.)

1)What would you do if you knew your family was not exactly what it seemed? If one of them hid something very important from you.

My family now, my husband is one of the most honest people in the world. Seriously. So if I found out something he’d been hiding it would FREAK ME OUT because it would be so unexpected. When I was a kid, I used to sometimes think I was adopted. I don’t know why, I think sometimes it just seemed like it would have been fun to have this “other” family who were secret agents or something.

(Why I asked the question: The protagonist takes a road trip with her new friends to meet her father and it does sound like a lot of fun.)

2) Have you ever had a road trip with friends only? Did you want to?

I took a girls only road trip when I was 21. And I also did a half road trip with a girlfriend in our late twenties. The first one was decadent. Actually so was the 2nd. The kind of road trip I’ do now, would be writer friends, driving to a writing retreat. I’ve slowed down A LOT since I left the youth behind me. ;)
(Why I asked the question: The main character has a slight addiction to twitter and can't seem to stop using it.)

3) How strong is your attachment to twitter?

I like Twitter, but I actually still prefer Facebook. Must be my age. Most of my “real life” friends are on Facebook, while Twitter is my writing world. I love keeping up with Twitter, but sometimes I feel like I get a little lost if I’m not on it all the time. Right now I’m on a deadline so my social media time is cut way way down! That said, I do learn a lot of thing from the trending topics on twitter!

Now Janet had asked both two author friends things that they thought were true when they were kids. Here are two from awesome YA Authors, Sarah Ockler and Saundra Mitchell!
I thought that if you got a splinter in your finger and didn't remove it
immediately, it would travel through your bloodstream, stab you in the
heart, and kill you. I thought this until college. Seriously.
#thingsIthoughtweretrue - Sarah Ockler

I thought that the new president LITERALLY beat up the old president up to
get the job. Like, fisticuffs style.
#thingsIthougthweretrue- Saundra Mitchell

How about you share some things you thought were true but really weren't?

About The Author
Janet lives near the Canadian Rockies with her husband and son and a little dog named Bruce. She does not live in an Igloo or play hockey, but she does love maple syrup and says “eh” a lot. 

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