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Today we have the beautiful author Jennifer E. Smith with us! You may know her for her novel The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, if you haven't checked out her books, you really should! You can check out her books on amazon here or goodreads here.
I'm the author of four young adult novels (and one middle grade!), and I'm also an editor. So I spend a whole lot of time either reading or writing, which is, in my opinion, one of the very best ways to spend a whole lot of time.
Where did your inspiration for your newest novel This is What Happy Looks Like come from?
It all starts when an email goes astray, connecting two teens from opposite ends of the country. Because my name is fairly common, this tends to happen to me a lot -- where someone misses a letter or mixes something up or knows two people with the same name and mistakenly sends something to the wrong addresses -- and so I started to think about what might happen if, rather than just deleting it, the other person actually wrote back, striking up a conversation. It seemed like an interesting place to start a love story...
How does the romance between Hadley and Oliver from the Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, differ from the romance between Graham and Ellie from This is What Happy Looks Like?
Oliver and Hadley are two people who come into each other's lives at just the right moment, but with them, it's this short, concentrated period of time. For Ellie and Graham, there's more of a chance to get to know each other, though of course, there are all these secrets between them. I'd say that the biggest difference is that Ellie and Graham have a lot of external obstacles to deal with, whereas Hadley and Oliver's struggles are much more internal.
Do you have a favorite quote from This is What Happy Looks Like? If yes what is it?
I guess my favorite moment is probably when Graham finally makes it to Ellie's house after figuring out that she's the one he's been writing all this time, and the chapter ends with this line: “But from where he was standing, he could see her perfectly: the wavy red hair and the oversize T-shirt with a smiling lobster on the front, the way her legs were tucked up beneath her on the swing, and the freckles across her nose. He could see her, and it was just like he’d thought. It was just like being punched in the stomach.”What can readers expect from your upcoming novel The Geography of Us?
It's another love story that deals with themes of fate and timing and chance, only this one begins during a major blackout in New York City, and then follows the two main characters around the world as they try to figure out their feelings about each other.
Thank you so much for being apart of the event Jennifer! Jennifer was kind enough to donate the prize package shown below for a giveaway for you guys! Check out below for info on the books and how to enter the giveaway!
What's up for grabs?
- Signed paperback of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
- Signed paperback of The Comeback Season
- 3 quote magnets
- Giveaway is international
- Giveaway will end August 31st
- Must be an adult, or have parents permission to enter giveaway
- Must fill out form to enter
Want to know more about the books up for giveaway?
Click the covers to open a new window to their goodreads pages!
Fill out the form below to enter!
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