It's the second day in this holiday bash and the fun is just getting started! Today, I would love to give a warm welcome to YA author, Bridie Hall!
Author: Bridie Hall
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Release Date: October 8th, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Teen
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Chloe needs a place to crash for the summer before college. When Chris offers, she moves in with him. It’s just for two months, no biggie. But soon she realizes she may have made a mistake. He's too perfect—a former snowboarder, laid-back and kind to boot. And he’s smitten with her. But she’s got trust issues and a relationship feels daunting. When he keeps trying to win her over, the temptation becomes overwhelming.
Just as she gives in and decides it’s not worth fighting their emotions anymore, Chris reveals he’s made a stupid mistake which might ruin Chloe’s trust in him and tear them apart.
Chloe was a side character in my first novel, Letting Go. She was such a compelling girl that I had to write her story. I also wanted to challenge the romance novel stereotype that it’s the boys who are usually afraid of commitment. Those two sources of inspiration then joined together to form this novel.
#2. Have you always wanted to be an author?
I’ve always wanted to write and tell stories, but the desire to be a published author is more recent. My first published works were actually academic papers. It was only later that it occurred to me that I could also publish my fiction and poetry.
#3. What are three pros and cons about being an author?
I get to share my stories with others, I get to meet new people, editors, bloggers, readers, which is probably the biggest plus of the whole thing, and I can explore and imagine different scenarios through my writing. The negative side is the constant lack of time because I have a day job and other responsibilities, so writing always feels like a guilty pleasure. Also deadlines and grammar. ;-)
#4. What is your favorite thing about the holidays?
I’d have to say the atmosphere. That special feeling that comes with the smell of cinnamon and cloves, the candles and lights, the snow (hopefully), the whole family gathering together … The extra days off aren’t bad either.
#5. Do you have any favorite books that you like to read?
I read many different genres, so my favorite books aren’t YA. I love One Hundred Years of Solitude by Marquez, and Blindness by Saramago. Terrific books.
#6. Do you have any upcoming projects you’d like your readers to know?
I’m working on two young adult novels. I’m editing a story about a girl who goes off to Paris to study fashion design. She has a lot of unresolved issues with her mother but she’s going the wrong way about fixing them.
And I’m also finishing the first draft of a story about grief and guilt. It’s about a boy and a girl who end up in an unhealthy relationship as they try to console each other after a tragic loss of a loved one.
Thank you again Bridie for stopping by the blog today! Have a wonderful holiday!
Happy holidays to you and your readers!
Don't forget to enter our giveaway on the kick off post of this bash! Tons of prizes to be given!
Bridie Hall sold her first story at fourteen. Since then, she has written dozens more, translated books, studied writing, and started writing novels.
Her days revolve around stories and words, her sleepless nights involve plotting and inventing fascinating new characters. The only activity that takes up more of her time than writing, is reading.
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