Today's touring girlfriend is Jennifer Echols! She's here with her latest book, SUCH A RUSH. Isn't the cover gorgeous?!
About the Book:
High school senior Leah Jones loves nothing more than flying. While she’s in the air, it’s easy to forget life with her absentee mother at the low-rent end of a South Carolina beach town. When her flight instructor, Mr. Hall, hires her to fly for his banner advertising business, she sees it as her ticket out of the trailer park. And when he dies suddenly, she’s afraid her flying career is gone forever.
But Mr. Hall’s teenage sons, golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson, are determined to keep the banner planes flying. Though Leah has crushed on Grayson for years, she’s leery of getting involved in what now seems like a doomed business--until Grayson betrays her by digging up her most damning secret. Holding it over her head, he forces her to fly for secret reasons of his own, reasons involving Alec. Now Leah finds herself drawn into a battle between brothers--and the consequences could be deadly.
Engrossing and intense, SUCH A RUSH is a captivating adventure that is sure to keep readers soaring.
KRISTINA: Would you ever try writing in another genre?
JENNIFER: Besides YA romantic dramas like this one, I also write YA romantic comedies. I’ve published five of those already, with three more forthcoming from Simon Pulse in 2014 and 2015. I also have my first adult romantic comedy, Star Crossed, coming out with Simon & Schuster on February 26.
KRISTINA: Who is (or who are) the Young Adult author that turns you into a fangirl?
JENNIFER: I am a huge fan of the hilarious and brilliant Rosemary Clement-Moore, and especially her latest novel, Texas Gothic. A related novel is coming out soon and I simply can’t wait.
KRISTINA: Are you on twitter? Where can we follow you?
JENNIFER: Yes! Please follow me at @JenniferEchols.
KRISTINA: What are you working on now?
JENNIFER: I’m so excited to be writing another YA romantic drama for MTV Books called Dirty Little Secret, which will be in stores this time next year.
KRISTINA: Do you prefer reading on an ereader or book in hand?
JENNIFER: I’m so appreciative of all the people who have purchased my novels as e-books, but I just can’t get used to the e-reader. I buy e-books only if a book isn’t available in print.
About the Author:
Jennifer Echols is the award-winning author of multiple romantic dramas and romantic comedies for teens. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama.