Today I’m super excited to be participating in this super fun blog tour for The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne. Since there’s a campaign in the book the blog tour is taking us to all the different states. I’m excited to represent Washington!
I have a short interview with the author, the book trailer, a photo to share and a giveaway!
About the Book:
Kate Quinn’s mom died last year, leaving Kate parentless and reeling. So when the unexpected shows up in her living room, Kate must confront another reality she never thought possible—or thought of at all. Kate does have a father. He’s a powerful politician. And he’s running for U.S. President. Suddenly, Kate’s moving in with a family she never knew she had, joining a campaign in support of a man she hardly knows, and falling for a rebellious boy who may not have the purest motives. This is Kate’s new life. But who is Kate? When what she truly believes flies in the face of the campaign’s talking points, she must decide. Does she turn to the family she barely knows, the boy she knows but doesn’t necessarily trust, or face a third, even scarier option?
Set against a backdrop of politics, family, and first love, this is a story of personal responsibility, complicated romance, and trying to discover who you are even as everyone tells you who you should be.
What are 10 words that best describe your book?
What was your biggest obstacle you had to overcome when writing?
It can be hard to push through periods where you’re frustrated by how different the draft you’ve written is from the book in your head. It’s really humbling and it takes a lot of fortitude to put your ego aside and say, “Yes. There is a lot of work left to do on this book. Keep going.” It’s all worth it for the days when you read back a section and say, “I like this. This is working!”
If you could time travel when and where would you go and why?
When I was a kid, I longed—longed—to find a portal back in time to the Middle Ages, but now that I’m a boring grown-up, I realize that I’d probably catch some horrible illness or get mown down by some marauding horseman within my first ten minutes there, so…I’m going to copy Midnight in Paris and say the literary scene of the 1920s. I’d be down to party with a bunch of legendary, dissolute authors.
Where is your favorite place to travel to and why?
My husband’s family lives in the Cotswolds, in the UK. I always enjoy visiting them there. It’s absolutely beautiful countryside, hills and forests and valleys and farms and quaint villages, with rich history around every corner. We’re going back this fall with my two little boys (their first time there) and I’m so excited that I’m counting down the days!
What is one book you would recommend that is not as well known as you feel it should be?
I tell everyone who will listen to read I CAPTURE THE CASTLE by Dodie Smith. Some people have seen the movie and others might have heard the title mentioned in passing, but positively everybody should read the book. It was written in the 1930s and recently reissued. It’s a kind of proto-YA novel that has one of the best examples of voice I’ve ever read. It’s complex and hilarious and adorable. I absolutely love it.
What is one thing you have a passion for that you want to share with the world (other than writing)?
This is maybe a little surprising, but I’ve studied classical voice and I adore singing opera. Of course, with books to write and two young kids at home, most of my singing is performing along with recordings in the kitchen while my sons look at me in total confusion. But I really do love it.
What can we expect to see from you in the future?
I’m working on a number of projects right now, including a companion novel to THE WRONG SIDE OF RIGHT, a YA high fantasy, and another very quirky contemporary family drama/romance. And I have a very long list of other book ideas waiting in the wings.
Thanks for stopping by Washington’s stop on the campaign!