I am SO excited to be taking part in the Boldly Bookish Blog Tour that's being put on by the lovely folks at Bloomsbury! I've got a Q&A with author Brigid Kemmerer PLUS a giveaway from Bloomsbury!
Brigid Kemmerer is the author of the recently released, absolutely lovely book LETTERS TO THE LOST. I read this book in one sitting, it was that good. I hit on so many things that I love- a pen pal love story, swoony romance, and a very real portrayal of the angry side of grief. I wish I could put this book into everyone's hands and make them read it!
Order LETTERS TO THE LOST now: Amazon| B&N| Book Depository
Now... time for a fun Q&A!
1. Who have been your biggest influences in your writing career?
What a great question – but there are so many people to name! Career-wise, there are two people who have been essential. My mother, absolutely, because she always believed in me. You’ll find no better cheerleader. She could compliment the way someone cuts a piece of food and make them feel like they invented cutlery. My husband, too, because he respects that this is hard work and helps to keep me focused when I spin out.
As far as other writers who inspired me when I was younger, I’d have to say Christopher Pike, Judy Blume, L. J. Smith, Charlaine Harris, Simone Elkeles, Elaine Bergstrom, Jodi Picoult, J. R. Ward … should I keep going? I could seriously list amazing people all day. ☺
2. What is the number one piece of advice you have for aspiring authors?
Don’t listen to all the advice you get. Listen to your gut and figure out what works best for you. No one has the same journey.
3. How did you come up with the idea for the story of Letters to the Lost?
I love stories about people meeting in unconventional ways, and I love the idea of people falling in love through letters or messaging before they meet face to face. You’ve Got Mail is one of my favorite movies, and I wanted to capture that same feeling of two people who don’t get along at all finding some common ground and falling for each other.
4. Do you have any other writing projects you're working on?
I just put the finishing touches on More Than We Can Tell, which is a companion novel to Letters to the Lost, and will be out March 2018.
5. Have you read any great books this year that you would recommend?
Yes! Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, Honestly Ben by Bill Konigsberg, The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand.
Thank you SO much to Brigid for answering these questions and for taking part in the Boldly Bookish Blog Tour!
Now for a bit more fun...
Win one copy of each of the BOLDLY BOOKISH books!
Thanks everyone for stopping by! If you want some more Boldly Bookish fun make sure you stop by some of the other blogs participating in the rest of the tour!