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October 28, 2015

Blog Tour: The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett – Interview and Giveaway

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Hello readers and welcome to our Tour Stop for

The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett!

We are thrilled to have Jenn on the blog today for a quick Q&A!

Follow the rest of the tour by clicking the banner above.

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

 

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

Thanks for having me on your blog! THE ANATOMICAL SHAPE OF A HEART (aka NIGHT OWLS in the UK) is my first YA book, and I’m excited to chat about it.

 

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

A teen girl who draws anatomy falls in love with a graffiti artist on a midnight bus in San Francisco.

 

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

I’m an artist myself, so I suppose that was some of the inspiration. But this book actually started as another book entirely—one with a futuristic plot, crazily enough. However, when I started writing a chapter, I enjoyed the characters so much, I changed my mind and went in a completely different direction.

 

Tell us about the main character(s).

Bex lives in San Francisco with her divorced mother, whom she introduces as Nurse Katherine the Great, and her older brother, a gay metal-head named Heath.  Bex is an artist who is a little…strange: She enjoys drawing anatomy. Bodies. Bones. Veins. Muscles. She wants to be a medical illustrator, and she’s very determined about spending the summer before her senior year trying to win an art scholarship. Her plans get turned upside-down when she meets Jack, a graffiti artist. Jack is hot, charming, has a retro-Rockabilly obsession, and a sad family secret.

 

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

There’s a scene in the book when Jack shows up at Bex’s work unexpectedly and throws Bex off guard. She really likes Jack, but she’s also nervous and a little angry at him, too—though, to be fair, that’s kind of her fault, but it’s a long story. I really enjoyed making Bex squirm in this scene.

 

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

Actually, no. I can honestly say that this book was a complete joy to write. The hardest part has been waiting for the publisher to put it out!

 

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

I’ve recently  finished writing my second YA romance, and I’m working on another YA, a new genre. (Shh! It’s a secret!)  I’m also writing the first book in a new adult romance series.

 

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 in your writing future!!

Thanks so much for having me on your blog!

 

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2 Comments

  1. Rachel B
    10/28/2015

    this sounds charming. Interesting premise.

  2. Summer
    10/28/2015

    Falling in love with a graffiti artist on a midnight bus – I haven’t read anything similar to that, and I love romance, so I’m excited to give this one a try.

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