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May 7, 2019

Blog Tour: Prom-Wrecked by Jennifer DiGiovanni and T.H. Hernandez – Interview and Giveaway

Hello Readers! Welcome to our Tour Stop for

Prom-Wrecked by 
Jennifer DiGiovanni and T.H. Hernandez

presented by Entangled Teen!

We have the authors on the blog today for a quick Q&A.

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and be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

Their prom night ended in a jail cell with forty of their closest friends. But that’s hardly the worst thing that happened to them…


When the principal announces prom is canceled this year, senior Riley Hart is determined to save it. Armed with little more than her own enthusiasm, she ends up working closely with Owen Locklear, who is more than completely off-limits. Because he’s the boyfriend of her ex-BFF, Catherine Reed. Still, Owen knows Riley better than almost anyone, and his charming ideas for turning the prom upside-down and backward win Riley over.


Catherine is willing to join Owen and Riley on the prom committee, but only because her legacy as prom queen is at stake. She’s already suffocating under the weight of her parents’ expectations for after senior year, and compared to that, ensuring prom happens should be easy. At least until everything starts to go wrong.


First they lose their deposit. Then they book a band full of octogenarians. And lose their venue… Twice.


Riley will have an unforgettable teenage experience, damn it, if it’s the last thing she does…

Prom-Wrecked
by Jennifer DiGIovanni and T.H. Hernandez
Publication Date: May 6, 2019
Publisher: Entangled Teen

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Thanks so much for taking the time and spending time with us here at Chapter by Chapter!

Thanks for having us. Jen and I are thrilled to be working with Chapter by Chapter

Describe your book in 140 characters or less (like a Tweet)

Their prom night ended in a jail cell with forty of their closest friends. But that’s hardly the worst thing that happened to them…

What was your inspiration for writing this book?  Was it in a dream? A thought while taking a walk?

Jen and I have had this idea knocking around in our brains for at least five years. We always wanted to write a book together. Our working title was Morp, which is Prom spelled backwards. When my daughter was in middle school, they had a Morp every year instead of a prom. Jen and I both loved the idea of creating a prom disaster story.

Tell us about the main character(s).

Told in dual points of view, it’s the story of frenemies and former BFFs Riley Hart and Catherine Reed. Riley is your basic girl next door. She’s funny, spunky, and everyone likes her, though she tends to fly under the radar. Catherine hangs with the right crowd, is a cheerleader, and dates the most popular boy in school, who Riley has a secret crush on. Catherine is everything Riley is not. While popular, she’s not necessarily well-liked. She cares about her reputation more than friendships. Riley puts her relationships first. So when these two team up to save prom, you can probably guess it won’t be without more than a few hiccups.

Do you have a favorite quote or specific part in the book that you really love?

Two quotes. One from each girl’s POV.

Riley. To me, this just sums up her personality: I leave everyone standing in front of the rubble as I throw my Kia into reverse, kick up mud in my tires, shift back into drive, and zoom away. Vin Diesel ain’t got nothing on a despondent Riley Hart.

Catherine. This is an exchange with her best friend, Hunter. I think it humanizes her in a way that is necessary: “Maybe that’s because Simone is like you. Everyone has tried to put you in a box, define you. You can’t be a lesbian if you’re into guys. You can’t be straight if you’re into girls. But Simone gets you in a way others don’t.”

Was there a specific part in the book that you had an especially difficult time writing?  If so, why?

This was my first foray in to both contemporary and humor. While I think I personally have a pretty wicked sense of humor, I’ve never written funny before. My previous books have been more serious. But I took my cues from Jen and tried my best. Her scenes are definitely way funnier than mine are, though.

What sort of projects do you have going on right now.  Any new books coming out?

I have recently completed the fifth book in The Union series, a young adult climate-change dystopian action adventure, coming out in August. Jen has another book coming out in November, Miracle Girl, about a girl who was healed by an unexplainable medical miracle. She’s also working on several other YA manuscripts at different stages, and we’re co-writing a follow up to PROM-WRECKED which is still early in the drafting stage.

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!!

Thanks again for having us. We’re excited about the release of our first project together. It was so much fun collaborating. I look forward to a long and successful writing partnership with Jen.

Jennifer DiGiovanni writes light fantasy and contemporary fiction for teens. You can find out more about her books by visiting www.jenniferdigiovanni.com or following her on Instagram or Twitter @jendwrites.

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T.H. Hernandez is a young adult author of six novels, spanning the contemporary, post-global warming/dystopian, and urban scifi genres. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband, three kids, and a zoo-worthy collection of animals. Her latest release, PROM-WRECKED, was co-written with Jennifer DiGiovanni and releases May 2019 from Entangled Teen.

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