May 30, 2016
Hello Readers! Welcome to our Tour Stop for
The Hereafter by Jessica Bucher!
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Nin has no recollection of her death.
The things she does remember, like her cruel boyfriend, troubled father, and absent mother, she’d like to forget.
Dylan doesn’t need to remember his death to know that he deserved it. Who needs memories when you have the scars?
Sparks ignite when the two, very different, strangers meet. Together they spend one endless summer exploring their new world. Suddenly, their after-lives hold more possibility and promise than their tragic teenage lives ever did.
But no dream lasts forever, and all too soon, harmful memories from their pasts emerge and threaten to tear them apart. Given the chance to change their fates, Nin and Dylan must decide– life or love.
Weaving through past and present and alternating perspectives, The Hereafter is an emotional journey about young love and second chances.
The Hereafter by Jessica Bucher
Release Date: March 16, 2016
Thanks so much for taking the time and spending time with us here at Chapter by Chapter!
Thank you so much for having me! I’m excited to spread the word about this book.
Describe your book in 140 characters or less (like a Tweet)
For Nin & Dylan, the end is only the beginning in the Hereafter. Their love can survive death, but can it survive the truth?
What was your inspiration for writing this book? Was it in a dream? A thought while taking a walk?
The idea originally came to me when listening to the Rolling Stones song Wild Horses. There’s a lyric that goes: “Let’s do some living after we die.” I thought that idea of living after death was so fascinating and romantic, and I had so much fun extrapolating on that notion. Before I knew it, the story of falling in love in the afterlife basically wrote itself.
Tell us about the main character(s).
Nin and Dylan are about as different as can be. Nin lived the charming life of a teenage girl ready for graduation and moving to college. Her whole life is in front of her, and until tragedy strikes, it looks very bright. She’s youthful and optimistic. Even when things are at their worst.
On the other hand, Dylan is as pessimistic as they come. Nothing has really gone right for him, so he started giving up long before his tragic life ended.
The dynamic between the two is beautifully conflicted.
Do you have a favorite quote or specific part in the book that you really love?
There is this very sweet moment in the book where Dylan, who is normally filled with fear and anger, clings to Nin and the love that they share. It’s a moment where he realizes that bliss can be found in loving another person.
“He clutched her tighter, wishing that each moment were not so fleeting and that heaven could be made up of only the closeness of her.”
Was there a specific part in the book that you had an especially difficult time writing? If so, why?
The first pages of the book were extremely difficult. The story kicks off immediately after death, and the idea of waking up in the afterlife was so complex and almost unimaginable that I had a hard time getting that experience on paper.
What sort of projects do you have going on right now. Any new books coming out?
Author: I’m working on a Steampunk series that takes place in Prague and features magic-wielding street musicians. It’s very different than The Hereafter, but it’s taking much longer. I’m hoping to have it published by Fall of 2016.
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