On this #FindingAudrey blog tour stop, I’ve included a brief Q&A with Sophie Kinsella and a chance to win a finished copy of Finding Audrey (plus a super fun coffee sleeve)!
Finding Audrey Blog Tour: Giveaway + Q&A With Sophie Kinsella
About Finding Audrey
It’s no secret I loved Finding Audrey! You can read my full review HERE.
Release Date: June 9, 2015
Publisher: Random House Kids
Description: “An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey’s daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she’s never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.”
Q&A With Sophie Kinsella
SK: I love comedy too, and making people laugh, so thinking that someone is reading one of my books and starting to laugh gives me the most pleasure. Most of my comic situations, and in fact my plots, start with a what-if. So in the first scene of Finding Audrey I found myself thinking “What if a mother was so stressed about her son’s gaming addiction that she took extreme measures?” What would she do—why, throw his computer out of the window!
How has the publishing world changed since you started writing?
SK:There is a lot of great contemporary fiction out there, and I don’t think there are any rules anymore. The book world is being filled with new writing and new voices, and there are lots of ways for writers to express themselves, whether in a traditional book or online—that’s exciting.
What books have stuck with you over the years?
SK:I have so many favorite authors—there’s always a Jane Austen or an Agatha Christie sitting on my nightstand. The Circle by Dave Eggers has really stuck with me recently. It’s a chilling, dystopian story of a girl working for a powerful tech company, and it explores the “sharing” social media culture. The Diary of a Provincial Lady by E. M. Delafield is the charming fictional diary of an English country lady in the 1930s that I dip into whenever I want to smile.
Finding Audrey Giveaway
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