July 25, 2016
Welcome to our Tour Stop for
Never Missing, Never Found
by Amanda Panitch!
We are so excited to have Amanda on the blog today for a quick Q&A!
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A juicy thriller about a girl who returned from the missing. . . . Hand to fans of We Were Liars, Bone Gap, and Vanishing Girls.
Some choices change everything. Scarlett chose to run. And the consequences will be deadly.
Stolen from her family as a young girl, Scarlett was lucky enough to eventually escape her captor. Now a teen, she's starting a summer job at an amusement park. There are cute boys, new friends, and the chance to finally have a normal life.
Her first day on the job, Scarlett is shocked to discover that a girl from the park has gone missing. Old memories come rushing back. And now as she meets her new coworkers, one of the girls seems strangely familiar. When Scarlett chose to run all those years ago, what did she set into motion? And when push comes to shove, how far will she go to uncover the truth . . . before it's too late?
Thanks so much for taking the time and spending time with us here at Chapter by Chapter!
Thank you so much for having me!
Describe your book in 140 characters or less (like a Tweet)
Formerly-kidnapped teen Scarlett spent long enough in hell. She’s not going back.
What was your inspiration for writing this book? Was it in a dream? A thought while taking a walk?
The setting came first. I spent two summers in high school working at Six Flags Great Adventure, and it struck me as the perfect location for a YA thriller: lots of teens in one place, with secret passages and drama galore.
Tell us about the main character(s).
Scarlett was kidnapped as a young girl and spent several years being held captive before she managed to escape. Because of that, she’s not the easiest person to like: she’s prickly; she’s secretive; and she’s not always sure how to interact with her peers like a “normal” person. All she wants is a relationship with her younger sister, Melody; they were close before she was kidnapped, but, ever since Scarlett came back, Melody’s refused to have anything to do with her.
Do you have a favorite quote or specific part in the book that you really love?
My favorite part is the very end.
Was there a specific part in the book that you had an especially difficult time writing? If so, why?
I always have a hard time with beginnings. I rewrote the beginning of this book many times. While I like to sketch out the major plot points before I start writing, it takes me a while to find the main character’s voice and to figure out how the conflict is going to unwind early on.
What sort of projects do you have going on right now. Any new books coming out?
Nothing I can talk about publicly, I’m afraid!
It was great having you on the blog today! We hope you’ll decide to stop by again someday, and we wish you much success!!
Thank you again for having me – I’m glad I could stop by!
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