Happy Friday readers,
Miranda Reads: You have a book coming out called NOWHERE BUT HERE. What is it about?
Katie McGarry: NOWHERE BUT HERE is the first book in the Thunder Road series. The series is about teens who are raised in a motorcycle club. The first book, NOWHERE BUT HERE, follows the story of Emily and Oz. Emily is forced to spend the summer with her father, a high ranking member of the motorcycle club, and Oz, the son of a club member, is ordered to protect Emily while she is town.
MR: Which character from the PUSHING THE LIMTS series do you most relate to? Why?
KM: I put a small piece of myself into every character I write, but the characters I relate the most to are Beth from DARE YOU TO and Haley from TAKE ME ON. While their stories aren't my own, I understand deeply the emotions these two characters go through, especially the hurt and pain. But like them, I also found hope while going through very dark circumstances.
MR: The couples in the PUSHING THE LIMITS series are perfectly matched. What makes a fictional couple perfect for each other?
KM: I believe that what makes a great match in a fictional character is that they challenge each other. That being around this other person causes them to strive to discover who they really are and for them to become the best person they can be.
MR: Let's pretend you're performing in your high school talent show. What's your talent?
KM: I have a great knack of remembering lyrics to my favorite songs.
MR: Which author are you most looking forward to meeting at the 10th Annual Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival?
KM: Neal Shusterman--Unwind is one of my favorite YA novels.
Thank you so much, Katie! We can't wait to meet you in May!
Speaking of Katie's new book, NOWHERE BUT HERE, if you guys pre-order it before May 26th, you'll get an exclusive full length e-book called CHASING IMPOSSIBLE. It is part of the PUSHING THE LIMIT series. CHASING IMPOSSIBLE is about Abby and Logan (who we met in DARE YOU TO and CRASH INTO YOU). For more information about how to get Abby and Logan's story check out Katie's official announcement here.
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