October 21, 2016
Hello readers! Welcome to our Tour Stop for
Remember Yesterday (Forget Tomorrow #2)
by Pintip Dunn
the sequel to the NYT Bestselling and RITA™ Award-winning book, Forget Tomorrow,
presented by Entangled Teen!
We have Pintip on the blog today for a quick Q&A!
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Sixteen-year-old Jessa Stone is the most valuable citizen in Eden City. Her psychic abilities could lead to significant scientific discoveries, if only she’d let TechRA study her. But ten years ago, the scientists kidnapped and experimented on her, leading to severe ramifications for her sister, Callie. She’d much rather break into their labs and sabotage their research—starting with Tanner Callahan, budding scientist and the boy she loathes most at school.
The past isn’t what she assumed, though—and neither is Tanner. He’s not the arrogant jerk she thought he was. And his research opens the door to the possibility that Jessa can rectify a fatal mistake made ten years earlier. She’ll do anything to change the past and save her sister—even if it means teaming up with the enemy she swore to defeat.
Thanks so much for taking the time and spending time with us here at Chapter by Chapter!
Thank you so much! I’m delighted to be here!
Describe your book in 140 characters or less (like a Tweet)
I always find it tough to talk about REMEMBER YESTERDAY (which is book 2 in the series) because I don’t want to give away spoilers about book 1, FORGET TOMORROW.
But here goes: After what they did to her family, Jessa hates the scientists. But to change the past and save her sister, she must align with the enemy.
What was your inspiration for writing this book? Was it in a dream? A thought while taking a walk?
This book follows directly from the first book, so I’ll talk about my inspiration for the series.
I had been writing seriously for years and was getting frustrated with the publication process, namely the rejections. My editor friend said to me: “I wish I had a crystal ball. Then, I could tell you five years from now, you will definitely be published and you wouldn’t worry about it so much.”
A few days later, I was taking a nap with my toddler son and in that hazy state between being sleep and awake. “Wouldn’t it be great,” I thought, “if we could send memories to our younger selves? Then I could see myself as a successful author and know that all this sweat and blood and tears were worth it.” My next thought was: “Hey, that would make a great idea for a book!” And presto: FORGET TOMORROW was born.
Note: FORGET TOMORROW is about a world where memories can be sent back in time, and my heroine, Callie, receives a vision that she will one day kill her younger sister, Jessa.
Tell us about the main character(s).
Ah, Jessa. She was six years old in FORGET TOMORROW, and now it’s ten years later, and she’s all grown up. Jessa is spunky. She loves extreme sports — extreme anything, really — and lives her life to take risks. At the same time, however, she harbors an intense hatred of the scientists and secretly feels like she is unworthy. She’s grown up in the shadows of her sister’s actions, and she must find a way to break free from that and prove her worth — to herself.
Do you have a favorite quote or specific part in the book that you really love?
I love so many parts of this book, which means that I don’t have one favorite. But I will share with you my favorite quote:
“I thought I wasn’t your type,” I whisper.
“You’re not,” he says. “But for the fate of the world, I’m willing to make the sacrifice.”
I just love this quote so much. I think it showcases Tanner in all of his arrogance and nicely reflects his and Jessa’s enemy-to-lovers relationship. At the same time, it embodies the themes of fate and free will that are so important to this series.
Was there a specific part in the book that you had an especially difficult time writing? If so, why?
Weeelll…I cried during the entire second half of writing this book. Not because it was hard to write but because it was so emotional for me. These characters really took my heart and wrung it out. This has never happened to me in writing a book before. (And I’ve written six that will be published and three before that!) I usually cry at least once or twice during the writing of a book. In fact, I don’t feel like I reach the heart of a book unless I cry. But this one was just waterworks. The characters mean that much to me.
What sort of projects do you have going on right now. Any new books coming out?
In addition to REMEMBER YESTERDAY, I am thrilled to say I have a novella called BEFORE TOMORROW releasing on Oct. 31. This is a novella from the perspective of Logan, the hero from FORGET TOMORROW. For those of you who have read the book, you’ll notice that he wasn’t very present during the first third of the book — although he was doing a ton of stuff behind the scenes. This is his story.
I’m also really excited about a book I have coming out in July, 2017, called GIRL IN BETWEEN. This book is a YA contemporary thriller about a Thai-American girl caught between cultural worlds and what happens to her when a stalker girl comes in and tries to steal her identity.
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 so much! I was such a pleasure to be here, and I loved talking to you about Jessa’s story!
OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES:
Imagine a world where your destiny has already been decided…by your future self.
It’s Callie’s seventeenth birthday and, like everyone else, she’s eagerly awaiting her vision―a memory sent back in time to sculpt each citizen into the person they’re meant to be. A world-class swimmer. A renowned scientist.
Or in Callie’s case, a criminal.
In her vision, she sees herself murdering her gifted younger sister. Before she can process what it means, Callie is arrested and placed in Limbo―a prison for those destined to break the law. With the help of her childhood crush, Logan, a boy she hasn’t spoken to in five years, she escapes the hellish prison.
But on the run from her future, as well as the government, Callie sets in motion a chain of events that she hopes will change her fate. If not, she must figure out how to protect her sister from the biggest threat of all.
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