I’m thrilled to be kicking-off Jessica Brody’s blog tour for Unforgotten (Unremembered #2)! Check out the book, learn UNFORGOTTEN SECRET #1 (follow the tour to find out more), read my Q&A with Jessica Brody, and then enter the giveaway below!
Unforgotten (Unremembered #2)
by Jessica Brody
The first UNFORGOTTEN secret reveal!
Q & A with Jessica Brody
In the length of a tweet (140 characters), tell us about your book.
#Unforgotten: It’s like Unremembered but with more action, more memory manipulation, more sci-fi elements, and of course, more kissing.
If you were stranded on a desert island what are 3 things you’d want to have with you?
My iPad, a solar charger, and a transession gene (if you’ve read Unremembered, you’ll know that this will solve all my problems.)
If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
Immunity to calories. Then I could eat everything I want and never gain a pound. Did anyone ever see the movie Defending Your Life? It takes place in a world between earth and heaven and the characters get to eat anything they want and never gain weight and always feel fantastic. This is my heaven.
Although I answered this question on a panel once and a fellow author brought up a good point. If I have immunity to calories then I’d quickly die because my body couldn’t absorb nutrients. I choose to ignore this tiny, insignificant detail.
What are your pet peeves?
People who make generalizations about things and then judge them. I hate ALL people who do that. 😉
What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Don’t be afraid to write badly. Every single published author that you love has written a terrible rough draft. Don’t worry about making it pretty on the first round. Worry about finishing it. You can’t decorate a house until it’s built. Finish the book first, get the story down on paper, then go back and worry about whether or not it’s good.
Gosh, if only I had written a really long, detailed blog post about this very topic. Oh wait, I did. 🙂 http://www.jessicabrody.com/2014/01/drunk-monkeys-wrote-my-first-draft-the-art-of-finishing-a-book/
What’s your favorite quote?
“Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle, and a victory.” – Mahatma Gandhi
I love this quote. It so perfectly describes my process of writing a novel. The beginning (where everything is fresh and fun and new and exciting), the struggle (where I hate this book more than anything, want to toss it into the sea, and never write another word for the rest of my life) and the victory (where I finally finish, look back and think, oh, that wasn’t so bad!)
It also, coincidentally, describes the perfect three act structure of a story. Hmmm….
As a kid, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?
When I was 7, I wanted to be a writer. Then around age 12, I wanted to be a pop star. Then at age 20, I wanted to be a member of the Spice Girls. Then at age 20 and 1 month, I wanted to be an important business woman who wore a suit to an office every day (which I did become). Then at age 26, I quit my job and started writing again.
Life lesson: Stick with what you know at age 7. Clearly, that’s when you’re the wisest.
If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play you and why?
Jennifer Garner. Just because I love her so much. And if she accepted the role, then she’d have to come over to my house and ask me questions about my life and we’d have tea and drink wine and watch Sex and the City and become BFFs and get a beach house together and…wait, what was the question?
Do you have a hidden talent?
I can speak with a (questionably) convincing British accent. Although it’s not very hidden. I break it out all the time, much to the annoyance of the people around me. I used to like to pretend I was British on airplanes and speak with the accent. Until I sat next to a real Brit and he totally called me out. It was mortifying.
Do you have any pets?
Anyone who follows me on Instagram knows about my four dogs. I post photos of them all the time! Here’s a pic of two of them being suuuper lazy on the couch.
What is next on your to read list?
Up next, I’m reading PARALLEL by Lauren Miller! She will be joining me (along with Jessica Khoury and Tamara Ireland Stone) on the Girls Gone Sci-Fi tour this March! We’re hitting up Jackson, Memphis, Nashville, Birmingham, Atlanta, and Asheville, plus a bonus event in Dallas! Visit our FB page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/GirlsGoneSciFi
*Oh and please check out the UNFORGETTABLE FAN challenge that’s currently running on my website! Every fan who completes the challenge gets a prize pack which includes an Unremembered Eternal Knot necklace!
Want Unremembered Series Goodies? Participate in Jessica Brody’s Unforgettable Fan Challenge! Plus an Unforgotten Preorder Offer! Read Undiscovered, an Unremembered series e-short for only $1.99, and it’s from Zen’s point of view!
About the Author
Many thanks to Jessica Brody and MacTeenBooks for having me as part of the Unforgotten Blog Tour!
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