April 2, 2015

Blog Tour: The Truth About Us by Janet Gurtler – Guest Post and Giveaway


Hello everyone and welcome to our Tour Stop for

The Truth About Us by Janet Gurtler

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Flynn’s from the wrong side of the tracks, but he may be just right for Jess…

The truth is that Jess knows she’s screwed up. She’s made mistakes, even betrayed her best friend, and now she’s paying for it. Her dad is making her spend the whole summer volunteering at the local soup kitchen.

The truth is that she wishes she was the carefree party girl everyone thinks she is. She pretends it’s all fine. That her “perfect” family is fine. But it’s not. And no one notices the lie…until she meets Flynn. He’s the only one who really sees her. The only one who really listens.

The truth is that Jess is falling apart, and no one seems to care. But Flynn is the definition of “the wrong side of the tracks.” When Jess’s parents look at him, they only see their differences, not how much she and Flynn need each other. They don’t get that the person who shouldn’t fit into your world might just be the one who makes you feel like you belong.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Me – Janet Gurtler


  1. I never got to meet either of my grandfathers. I always kind of wished I’d had a Grandpa. There’s an old guy, a Grandpa figure in The Truth About Us. His name is Wilf (short for Wilfred which I don’t think I ever reveal). That’s the name of my mom’s dad, the Grandpa I never met.

  1. I have a brother who is only 11 months older than I am. That’s called some kind of twin.  We are the same age every year for 4 days.

  1. Loud music is a happy place for me. If you ever drive by me when I’m alone in my car, you will see me singing along with loud music at the top of my lungs.  I will not be embarrassed to be caught.

  1. When I was 18 I was a DJ in a night club. I did this for a few years. I’m quite shy but I don’t mind public speaking at all. Which is kind of weird.  (Confession. I am kind of weird)

  1. I live in Canada but I hate winter. A lot. I also don’t like extreme heat. Fussy much. My favorite temperature is about 25C which is about 77F. (confession- I had to goggle to get Fahrenheit conversion)


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RITA Award finalist Janet Gurtler’s young adult books have been chosen for the Junior Library Guild Selection and as Best Books For Teens from the Canadian Children’s Book Center. She has had her writing compared to Judy Blume and Jodi Picoult and that makes her happy. She has volunteered at a few soup kitchens and hopes to do more. Giving back is so important. Janet lives in Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, with her husband, son, and a chubby black Chihuahua named Bruce.

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1 Comment

  1. Sarah M

    This sounds like a sweet read :) I mean, not so much what’s happening to Jess, but the fact that Jess finds a confidante in Flynn. This totally screams HEA – and I’d be very very sad if that wasn’t the case upon reading it. Not that Jess and Flynn need to pair off, but they both should be happier at the end of the book :D

    Do you know if this is a digital or physical giveaway? I’ve been trying to find it by looking at the Sourcebooks sites/social media and at Janet Gurtler’s online presence, too, but no luck. I try to not put in for physical books unless there’s a chance at digital (like, multiple winners), I just don’t realize that it’s physical (like here, where it’s not listed), or I’m like I NEED THIS BOOK NOW, GIMME GIMME! I’m close to the GIMME GIMME, but I still have *some* control :-P I tend to forget I even *have* physical books, which is kinda sad. If I want something to read, it’s usually because I just finished a book on my Kindle and am not ready to sleep yet, so I look on the device instead of checking for print titles. Since other people would get way more love out of a physical book than I would (and would almost certainly read it, which is the whole point of these things – get readers, reviews, and buzz), I just want to check before entering the giveaway. <3 you guys – you always have awesome books showcased here!!


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