Hello, Today I have a special treat for you guys, first I have an interview with the author of Between These Lines ; Jennifer Murgia. Which I did a review on a while ago :) So here's the interview:
When I read Between These Lines it left me heartbroken, how do you think you managed to achieve that level of emotion?
I think it takes a certain type of person to write about heartache . . . some writers pen contemporary or humor very well, and some are able to reach deep inside their souls and pull certain emotions to the surface. I happen to be the type of person who takes everything to heart—feelings hit me hard and I let them simmer. That’s just who I am. So writing a book with an emotional plot was fairly easy for me. Once I tapped into that vein, the story sort of came out. Is there any part of the book that you would consider based on your real life experiences?
Back in my middle school days a good friend of mine had transferred to a local private school. I remember feeling an intense mix of emotions—I would miss her, I felt jealous about her prestigious education, I was excited for her new journey . . . and a few years after, and for reasons I’ll never know, she committed suicide. Part of me felt that after she switched schools, she took all I knew about her with her. I’ll never understand what she went through—if the school, or her new friends, or her family, had anything to do with her decision to take her life. Did you always want to be a writer? And if not when did you realize that you wanted to be?
I’ve always wanted to be a writer—ever since 3rd grade when the other kids moaned over the Haiku lesson and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. I used to take an electric typewriter outside with an extension cord, plant myself on the sidewalk, and write plays for the neighborhood kids to star in. Honestly, I thought poetry would be my thing—not fiction, or even fiction for young adults. Funny how things turn out. Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it?
Oh goodness yes. Lots. The only thing I can do about it is get up and do something else. Give the brain a break until it’s ready to re-focus. What is the hardest part of writing for you?
Not being judgmental of myself. I’m really my worst critic when it comes to my writing, and I suppose it’s that way for many authors. Writing is so personal and we see it UP CLOSE – it’s hard not to want to delete it all and say it sucks. Who is your favorite character in Between theses lines and why?
Definitely Chase. He’s the perfect person because he’s so flawed. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, right? That’s how I see him. He’s seen so much heartache, has had so much prematurely stolen from him that he’s learned from it. In his case, his heart has been chipped away at over and over again but the little he has left isn’t something he wants to keep to himself. He wants to share it.
My second treat is a giveaway for the blog tour, the giveaway includes a free download of the book, Sylvia Palth collected poems, a bookcover necklace and Evie's diary!
Good luck on the giveaway and I hope you all enjoyed the interview and I hope you all read this book because it's AMAZING!