While I was working at a well known book chain I met a woman who was always coming into the store with her laptop,working, smiling and then leaving. One day she bought a book, and I’d heard of the author Erika Marks, and she told me she knew the author “online”. She and I began talking and she told me she had sold her first YA book and it would be published in 2012. We exchanged information, and have been talking books and authors since that day.
Jenny Torres Sanchez did release The Downside of Being Charlie, and her second book just published last week. Death, Dickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia.
Frenchie is a teen girl a bit obsessed with Emily Dickinson and death, then the boy she has a crush on dies and she’s not sure how to handle it.
I enjoyed listening to Jenny talk, as most of our relationship has been short chats when I was working, or she was shopping. I’ve only browsed the book a little, but I can tell it’s going to be very good.
The good news for you? I purchased an extra copy for one lucky commenter. This contest is open for US Residents only, and is open until Sunday June 9 midnight. Just leave a comment and I’ll use Random.com to choose a winner!!
I hope if you enjoy Young Adult or have your own tweens/teens you’ll take a look at Jenny’s website and both her books. Book 3 is in the works!!