Wednesday, September 17, 2014

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Home is Where You Are by Tessa Marie

Home is Where You Are by Tessa Marie
YA Contemporary
Available - September 2014

Anna’s life reads like a check list. 
Straight A’s (Check)
Editor of the school paper (Check)
Volunteering time at the local soup kitchen (Check)
Ivy League (So close she can taste it) 
Falling in love with a homeless boy (Not on the list) 

Dean has a plan too. Survive. After being subjected to his foster father’s violent attacks, Dean made the hard choice to leave. Now he lives on the streets doing everything he can to get by, refusing to let people help him. But when he meets Anna, he realizes not everyone is out to hurt him. 

Slowly, Anna and Dean let each other in, blending their two worlds into one. But when a series of events brings Dean’s world into perspective, he pushes Anna away. Not willing to accept the line that divides them, Anna sets out to bring Dean back to her. Her determination and faith in their future puts her on the tracks of danger, and he is the only one who can save her.  

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About Tessa Marie

Theresa Paolo lives in the same town she grew up in on Long Island, NY with her long time boyfriend and their fish. Her debut novel (NEVER) AGAIN, a NA romance, released in Fall 2013 with Berkley (Penguin). (ONCE) AGAIN will release this summer. She is also the coauthor of the Amazon bestseller KING SIZED BEDS AND HAPPY TRAILS and BEACH SIDE BEDS AND SANDY PATHS, a YA contemporary series, under her pen name Tessa Marie. She has a hard time accepting the fact she’s nearing thirty, and uses her characters to relive the best and worst years of her life. She put her love of writing on hold while she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Dowling College. When she’s not writing, she’s behind a camera, reading, or can be found on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.

Thanks so much for having me today! 

Print or Ebook? 
Both ;) I fought the urge to get an ereader for so long and finally caved and I love it, but I still like holding a book! 

Beach or Pool? 
Definitely Beach

Pizza or Pasta? 
Um…Don’t make me choose. Please don’t. 

Horror or Romance? 

Coke or Pepsi? 
No question. Coke. 

Harry Potter or Twilight? 
Twilight (I still haven’t read Harry Potter *hides*)

Gum or Breath Mints? 

Summer or Winter? 

Facebook or Twitter? 
Facebook is slowly winning me over

Chocolate or Vanilla? 

Spontaneity or Planning Ahead? 
Depends on what it is. If I’m traveling I’m a huge planner. When it comes to writing and most other things spontaneity for sure. 

Black or White? 
Black. Me and white do not get along. 

Hot or Cold? 

Night owl or early bird? 
Night Owl 

TV or Movies? 
As long as I’m on my couch either 

Truth or Dare? 

Text or Talk? 
Text (that’s really sad) 

Diet or Regular? 

Christmas or Thanksgiving? 
These are my two favorite holidays! But I’m such a Christmas freak so Christmas. 

Mountains or Ocean? 
I grew up near the ocean couldn’t imagine life without it. 

Spotlight or Shadows? 
Shadows even though they scare me! 

Some of these were really hard! Thanks again for having me. This was a lot of fun!