Welcome to the next stop on the The Summer of No Regrets tour! Today I have an interview with the author Katherine Grace Bond. To mix it up a little she had to give twitter sized answers (140 characters or less!) I think she accomplished the goal admirably!! What do you think?
What would your ideal “summer of no regrets” look like?
Books. Movies. France. Castles. My husband. Maybe I’d be in a movie filmed in France. We’d sing a lot. And my French would become PERFECT.
If you were a celebrity in hiding where/how would you hide and why?
In a treehouse. I’d escape by hot air balloon because people would be under the tree begging me to read their novel manuscripts.
Which character from the book would you most like to spend a day with and why?
Luke. He has to be so strong all the time. I’d ask him to tell me his troubles, and if he wanted, I’d make him pancakes.
Do you have a favorite place to write or any writing “rituals”?
I have some actual rituals involving candles and icons. Then I novel in my alcove or a coffeeshop or the woods (until...mosquitoes!)
What do you like best about writing teen characters?
In some ways I still am a teenager, though I don’t look like one. The voice feels natural. It’s not hard to recapture age 16.
Thanks to Katherine for taking the time to condense her answers :) Be sure to check out The Summer of No Regrets when it releases on May 1st!
The day Brigitta accidentally flings herself into the lap of a guy she's never met, her friend Natalie is convinced he's Trent Yves, egotistical heartthrob-in-hiding. When the boy, who calls himself Luke, is nearly eaten by a cougar, Brigitta finds herself saving his life, being swept into his spectacular embrace and wondering if she wants Natalie's fantasy to be true.
As the two spend the summer together raising orphaned cougar cubs, Brigitta still can't be sure of his true identity. But then again, since her grandparents' death, her father's sudden urge to give away all their possessions and become a shaman, and her own awkward transition from girlhood into a young woman, she isn't sure of anything. What is the truth? More importantly, can she accept it?