I’m back from the UK and thrilled to bits that my first post is touring fellow TFCer Melissa Walker’s latest book Lovestruck Summer. I can’t wait to read it. If it’s anything like Melissa’s Violet series I know it’s going to be a fabulous read.
LOVESTRUCK SUMMER is the story of Quinn, an indie rock girl who came out to Austin, Texas for a music internship. She also plans to spend long, lazy days in the sun at outdoor concerts–and to meet a hot musician or two. Instead, she’s stuck rooming with her sorority brainwashed cousin, who now willingly goes by the name “Party Penny.” Their personalities clash, big time.
But Sebastian, a gorgeous DJ, definitely makes up for it. Sebastian has it all: looks, charm, and great taste in music. So why can’t Quinn keep her mind off Penny’s friend cute, All-American Russ and his Texas twang?
Sebastian is the kind of guy Quinn wants, but is Russ the guy Quinn needs? One thing’s certain: Quinn’s in for a summer she’ll never forget!
Now for the questions:
What inspired the plot for your book?
A trip to Austin made me want to set a romance in that musical city!
Why did you decide to write in this genre?
I love the first teenage love. I mean, who doesn’t? It’s so intense, and usually bittersweet in the end. But the memories: FOREVER.
What is your writing process like?
I read blogs for like two hours, write for 1/2 an hour, spend another hour reading blogs, get mad at myself. Write more. Break for lunch. (Sounds just like me!)
What are you working on now?
I have a new book idea, but I can’t tell yet! I wish I could.
What do you do when you’re not writing?
I read, I do yoga, I hang out with my friends, I travel. Upcoming trips: Florida, New Orleans, Rhode Island and finally Vermont for my wedding! (That photo is from a 20s-themed wedding I went to this spring. It was FUN.)
Who do you like to read?
Oh, everyone! I love reading books by people I know the best. I like sneakily looking for their personality quirks in the pages of the book. I’m reading THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY by Jenny Han right now and LOVING it. I can hear Jenny’s voice at some parts. Weird, I know, but I enjoy it.
PS-For a chance to win Lovestruck Summer, plus 3 other great beach reads, your readers can go to iheartdaily.com/Harper2009.html
A former editor at ELLEgirl and Seventeen magazines, Melissa Walker knows her indie rock. She hails from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. She loves talking about books, fashion, magazines and all kinds of pop culture. Visit her at melissacwalker.com or on iheartdaily.com.