What if your devastating break-up became this summer’s hit single? In this rock-and-roll retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, music can either bring you together or tear you apart.At her dying mother’s request, Claire dumps Jared, the only boy she’s ever loved. Left with a broken family and a broken heart, Claire is furious when she discovers that her biggest regret became Jared’s big break. While Jared is catapulted into rock-star status, another piece of Claire’s heart crumbles every time his song plays on the radio.The summer after her senior year, it’s been months since the big break-up, and Claire is just trying to keep her head down and make it through a tense trip to the beach with her family. But when Jared shows up, and old feelings reignite, can Claire and Jared let go of the past? Or will they be stuck singing the same old refrain?
If you could live in any book “world” which book would it be?
Harry Potter, all the way. But only as long as I can go to Hogwarts!
What did you want to be when you grew up?
What didn’t I want to be? At various points I wanted to be an astronaut, a doctor, an actor, a lawyer, and a college professor. Somehow, I ended up as none of those things.
What was your favorite book as a child/teen?
I had so many at different times. One I’m still very partial to is The Westing Game.
You are stranded on a deserted island, what 3 things would you want?
My Nook (fully loaded with a charged battery), a big floppy hat to keep the sun off of me, and a satellite phone to call for help!
M&M’s or Skittles?
Homemade mint chocolate chip
What’s your favorite season/weather?
Beach or pool?
If you had a time machine where would you go back in time or ahead? And who would you like to visit.
Back. If I could only pick one person to visit, I’d want to meet my maternal grandmother.
Any advice for writer’s just starting out?
Be stubborn. Keep working at your craft and never give up.
Any pet peeves?
Corporate speak! People who say “irregardless,” or “utilize” instead of “use.” Things like that.
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
It’s set at the beach, and features a dysfunctional family and--most importantly--hot boy rock stars.
Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
Definitely hearing that people liked your book. Nothing is more fun for me than getting caught up in a good story, and I’d love to be able to give someone else that experience.
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
I’m working on a new contemporary YA book, and the third book in my (adult) urban fantasy series.
Tracey Martin grew up outside of Philadelphia, the lucky recipient of a drama-free childhood, which is why she spent so much time reading about other people’s lives. It was while she was working on her doctorate in psychology that she had an epiphany–imaginary people are way more fun than real ones. And so she began writing. Never able to choose just one of anything, she currently writes both urban fantasy for adults and contemporary stories for teens.
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