24 April 2012

Night Sky!

Welcome to Tuesday, the fourth best day of the week! Today, I'm hosting author Jolene Perry, here to show off her latest release: Night Sky.

Welcome aboard! Tell us a little about yourself, please.

I’m an expert chaser of two children, a high school teacher turned writer, and girl who loves to drive fast. I’ve lived in Alaska for most of my life, but now that I’m back up here, really miss living in the city. I taught myself to play the guitar when I needed to occupy my brain while my husband was on deployment in the military, and I designed and built two houses. I’m a busy girl, but I wouldn’t live any other way.

What about your latest release?

I ADORE Jameson. The story of Night Sky was such a fun one to write. I wanted to write a book that started with a bad ending for my MC, and then I was able to give him his happy one – after a few twists and turns, of course . . .

Here’s the official mini-blurb:

After losing Sarah, the friend he’s loved, to some other guy, Jameson meets Sky. Her Native American roots, fluid movements and need for brutal honesty become addictive fast. This is good. Jameson needs distraction because his whole life is falling apart around him.

But Sky’s need for honestly somehow doesn’t extend to her life story – and Jameson just may need more than her to keep him distracted from the disaster of his senior year.

Ok, let’s get down to the fun stuff. If you were stranded on a lush tropical island, and all of your basic needs were met, what two items would you have with you? What person would be with you? Remember, you’re stuck there for an indefinite period with only each other to occupy the time.

Two items – notebooks and pens. And I’d want to be with my husband. He’s a fun guy.

If you could play opposite any of your lead characters, which one would it be and why?

Probably Jameson, ‘cause he’s a nice guy, but he’s also not a dummy. And he’s hot ;-D

If you could lead any of your secondary characters, which one would it be and why?

There’s a character named Kaylee in Night Sky, and she’s honest, and fun, and sweet, and would be a fun person to get to know better.

You’re locked in a closet with Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, three paperclips and a string. How do you get out?

I give Kate the paperclips and the string, and hope she makes it out, leaving me alone in the closet with Johnny Depp and Colin Farrell . . .

Name five things you can do with a pencil.

Draw a really bad stick figure.
Give my little brother an erasure burn. Okay – I MIGHT be too old for that, then again . . .
Start a fire.
Rub the lead on my fingers to make grey fingerprints.
Make myself feel super strong when I snap it with my BARE HANDS

Who’s your favorite character from your book(s)? Why? Don’t worry, we won’t tell.

This is a toss up between Brian from The Next Door Boys, and jameson from Night Sky. I won’t even go into my works in progress, because I can’t choose, and my list would be long . . .

Where can we find you around the vast interwebs?

You can find me at my BLOG www.jolenesbeenwriting.blogspot.com

And my publisher set up an awesome site for Night Sky HERE http://night-sky-book.blogspot.com/

What about your books? Where are they being sold at?

Check the links above, that’s the easiest way to find me!

Thanks for dropping in! Any last words?

Thanks for having me! That was fun. I’m off to buy a large pack of pencils . . .
If only Colin and Johnny were around to help . . .

About The Author:

Jolene grew up in Wasilla, Alaska. She graduated from Southern Utah University with a degree in political science and French, which she used to teach math to middle schoolers.

After living in Washington, Utah and Las Vegas, she now resides in Alaska with her husband, and two children. Aside from writing, Jolene sews, plays the guitar, sings when forced, and spends as much time outside as possible.

She is also the author of The Next Door Boys and the upcoming Knee Deep.

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1 comment:

Tribute Books said...

Lindsay, thanks for hosting Jolene today. I agree, Kaylee is a great character who shows that a guy and a girl can be good friends in high school without having to be romantically involved.