It’s time for my favorite day of the week, Author Tuesday!
This week we are featuring an interview with Jenny Bravo author of These Are the Moments (see my review here). It currently has a 4.4 star rating on Amazon and you can check it out on Goodreads. In addition to her interview Jenny is giving away a Kindle copy of These Are the Moments. So please enter away, using the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway will be open till 11:59 pm MST Monday, January 11, 2016.
Please provide a quick intro about yourself and your writing.
About me: Jenny Bravo is the debut novelist of These Are the Moments, a contemporary romance for young adult and new adult readers. She is the founder of a blog for writers called Blots & Plots, where she documented her own journey to publication. She spends too much time on Twitter and singing Disney songs, often simultaneously.
1) Why should people read your book?
Because my book comes with confetti. (No joke. If you buy a signed copy, I’ll throw confetti in there.) These Are the Moments is a book for readers who have ever been in love, fallen out of love or want to know what real love looks like. It’s a page-turner novel filled with colorful characters and a rollercoaster of emotions.
We first meet Simon and Wendy in their high school years, when they form a more-than-friendship. Flashing forward ten years, they’re no longer in each other’s lives, until two of their best friends get engaged. The book is told in the then and now, and asks the question, do people ever really change?
2) Where is your favorite place to write?
I’m the cliché writer at the coffee shop. I love the personality of a coffee shop, and it makes writing less lonely. If you see a curly-haired girl with pink headphones singing Taylor Swift in the corner to herself, that’s probably me. Feel free to come say hello.
3) What are you currently working on (new book, remodeling your home…)?
I’m working on a few things right now! I’m revising the prequel to These Are the Moments, which will be available on Amazon (here it is!). Also, I’m rewriting the beginning of the book from Simon’s perspective, which will be available for purchase on Amazon or for free on my mailing list. So many projects over here!
4) What is your favorite comfort book (the book you re-read because of how it makes you think/feel)?
I absolutely love this question. It’s changed over the years, but recently, I reread Attachments by Rainbow Rowell, and I’m already prepared to read it again. I love her writing style and her characters make me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside.
5) What is the next book in your TBR (to be read) pile?
I just started reading Arena Mode by Blake Northcott. She’s a fellow indie author, and I’ve been trying to support independent work lately. This is a superhero-type novel and I’m excited about it! Other independent authors in my TBR pile are Katie Li and Rachel Del.
6) Turn on your music player and hit shuffle – what song/artist comes up first?
This is so fun! Okay, I got Out Tonight from the musical Rent. Now, I’m singing in the coffee shop again.
7) What’s your random talent (balancing a spoon on your nose, saying the alphabet backwards…)?
I have a random talent of remembering actors from very obscure movies or shows. I’m the person who will yell out in the movie theater, “I know her! She was on that episode of Law & Order with the sorority girls!” Just call me the human embodiment of IMDB.
8) Ask the reviewer – what question have you always wanted to ask a book reviewer?
This is a dangerous question, Laura. I think I’ve always wanted to ask a book reviewer, well, reviewers of my book in particular: if you had to compare These Are the Moments to any song, what would it be? Also, if you like ice cream, we should hang out. Laura – I’ve never been asked for a song comparison before! My very favorite band in the whole entre world is The Cure. So I can pretty much find a song by them that fits anything. So my choice for song that matches These Are the Moments is Pictures of You by The Cure (Lyrics & Music Video). Love lost and maybe found again and regret all wrapped up in one book and one song. And I love ice cream so we should totally get a scoop and hang.