I've heard and seen various reasons why some of you may not like the idea of New Adult books, which is why I'm hoping that I'll be able to turn all of that around by giving you some new suggestions of books and author's to look into in a wide variety of genre's.
So, to kick things off the right way and get started, I thought we could welcome Hilary Weisman Graham to the blog. I've had the awesome pleasure of interviewing her and gathering her thoughts on this new category called, New Adult, and various other things. I hope you stick around the check it out, plus there's going to be an international giveaway for a signed (US)/unsigned (international; provided book depository ships to your country) finished copy of her amazing book, Reunited. It's the perfect book to take with you to the beach this summer, for a fun light read.
Hilary Weisman Graham
What inspired you to want to write for the New Adult genre, versus writing for either YA or Adult in general? Were there any authors or books that might have you lured you into this genre?
Are there any books or specific authors in the New Adult genre that you would like to recommend?
If you could go back in time and tell the "young writer" in yourself anything, what would it be and why?
What was the first book that you read, that inspired you to be a writer?
Was there anything in particular inspired the concept for you to write Reunited?
In Tweet-Style (140 character's or less), can you tell us what your novel is about?
Was there anything that you liked while writing Reunited, versus disliked while writing?
All three of the girls in Reunited are just as colorful, imaginative, and uniquely different in their own ways. Is there one of them that you connected with more, while writing?
The girls absolutely worshiped the rock band Level3, was there any rock band or group/duo that you felt this way about when you were a teenager and who were they?
Are you reading anything at the moment, if so what is it?
You've created some wonderfully vivid and amazingly colorful characters, were there any that you connected with the most? Who was the most fun to write? The most difficult?
How has writing changed or affected your life and the way you look at it?
How did it feel when you first realized that your book was going to be published?
Ebook or Hardcopy/Paper? Paperback
Night or Day? Day!
Chaotic or Organized? Organized
White or Dark Chocolate? Dark Chocolate
Tea or Coffee? Coffee
Black, White, or Gray? Black
Dog or Cat? Cat
The Walking Dead or The Hunger Games? Homeland
Downton Abbey or Doctor Who? Breaking Bad
If you had a spirit animal (can symbolize certain aspects or quality of your personality, skills, traits, or emotion), what do you think it would be and why?
By Hilary Weisman Graham
3 Ex-Best Friends
Alice, Summer, and Tiernan are ex-best friends.
Back in middle school, the three girls were inseparable. They were also the number one fans of the rock band Level3.
But when the band broke up, so did their friendship. Summer ran with the popular crowd, Tiernan was a rebellious wild-child, and Alice spent high school with her nose buried in books.
Now, just as the girls are about to graduate, Level3 announces a one-time-only reunion show.
Even though the concert’s 2000 miles away, Alice buys three tickets on impulse. And as it turns out, Summer and Tiernan have their own reasons for wanting to get out of town. Good thing Alice’s graduation gift (a pea-green 1976 VW camper van known as the Pea Pod) is just the vehicle to get them there.
But on the long drive cross-country, the girls hit more than a few bumps in the road. Will their friendship get an encore or is the show really over?
For now, Hilary Weisman Graham has generously offered one of you guys the chance to win a finished signed copy (if you're in the US) or unsinged (if you're international and the book depository ships to you) for giveaway! Trust me guys, you do not want to miss out on this book. It is super duper awesome. True facts!