Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Love Songs & Other Lies. I am so excited to share my author interview with Jessica Pennington. This is a super sweet book that will surely be your next favourite beach read. Keep reading to find out Jessica’s responses to my interview questions and learn more about the book.
Author: Jessica Pennington
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication Date: April 24, 2018
Interview with Jessica Pennington
- Do you or have you ever played an instrument?
I played the clarinet for 8 years, and I (very poorly) played the guitar for a few years. But seriously, I was horrible. I did a million things in high school and I really didn’t have enough time to learn guitar. I bought it on a whim, and hoped I would magically learn how to play it. It was not the case! I would love to learn to play piano some day, since I know how to read music!
- How does your experience planning weddings help you with your writing process?
I think it helps me the most in the fact that I’m really organized. But that’s more of a personal thing…I’m a good fit for wedding planning because I’m so organized, and a little bit of that transfers over to writing. But more than anything, I think with writing romance, being in the atmosphere of celebrating love, and hearing stories from couples, is probably one of the biggest benfits of my job.
- I LOVE the #JustAskJess feature on your website! Was there someone in your life who you looked up to growing up that offered you helpful advice?
I had really great friends growing up, and my mom was also wonderful. I don’t know that I had any one particular person that I reached out to, but I would have loved to have had an unattached third party to run things by, so I was excited to set up the #JustAskJess feature on my website, where teens can submit questions.
- What is your favorite break-up song?
Say Something by A Great Big World is the song that inspired the very first scene (the breakup) that I wrote in Love Songs & Other Lies, so I’d have to pick that one. Also, We Are Never Getting Back Together, because I love Taylor Swift!
Thank you for this wonderful interview, Jessica Pennington!