Today I have the privilege of interviewing Theresa Paolo who’s releasing her debut novel (Never) Again today! Happy book birthday!
Hello! First I want to say thank you Jennie for having me on your blog!
You are very welcome, it's a pleasure :)
Let’s start with a couple of serious questions:
1. Tell us how you came up with the idea for (Never) Again. How to do this without giving away the whole story? Hmm. In 2007 I was home when a news story came on and I couldn’t turn away. It was something that I couldn’t get off my mind for days. I thought about all the stories I had read/seen that dealt with the situation, but I had never read one about the people on the outside. The people who weren’t there, but knew someone who was. I couldn’t stop wondering what they were going through, knowing something was wrong but not knowing all the details. I wanted to know their story. So that’s when I decided to write (Never) Again. Hope that wasn’t too vague.
You've peeked my interest ^_^
2. Care to share a snippet with us? Absolutely! I would love to.
"Nothing seemed off. The halls were filled with people, their voices no louder than usual, but as we closed in on my Principles of Writing class, I realized there was someone who didn’t belong.
At least not anymore.
He was taller, his arms bigger, his hair not as messy as I remembered, but those dark brown eyes were exactly the same. He was standing against the wall, his t-shirt hugging biceps that were nonexistent last time I saw him, and he was talking to my friends. Some of the same friends we’d shared before he left.
My stomach twisted in knots when over the din of the hallway chaos, I heard his voice. I kept my head up and tried to ignore the fact he was back, but when his head turned towards me, I panicked. Without a single word to either Sadie or Joe, I dove into the girls’ bathroom."
Love it! Can't wait to read more!
Now let’s get down to the fun, give me the first answer that pops into your head
I love fun!
Ryan Gosling or Channing Tatum? Both. Please Seriously both.
Real book or eReader? Even though my book is releasing as an e-book I have to go with a real book. There's nothing like holding it in your hand and being able to turn the page.
And let's not forget the smell ;)
Morning writing or Night Writing? Definitely a night writer
Twitter or Facebook? I’m a tweeter
Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate! Unless I’m having chocolate cake or a brownie then I want it with vanilla ice cream.
And last, but not least, give us a picture of your favorite reading nook –
This is it, my parents deck.
Beautiful! Thanks for coming Theresa! It was a blast!