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July 27, 2014

Q & A Blog Tour: Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally

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Welcome to our Tour Stop for the Q & A Blog Tour for

Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally

presented by Raincoast Books!

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Annie hates running. No matter how far she jogs, she can’t escape the guilt that if she hadn’t broken up with Kyle, he might still be alive. So to honor his memory, she starts preparing for the marathon he intended to race.

But the training is even more grueling than Annie could have imagined. Despite her coaching, she’s at war with her body, her mind—and her heart. With every mile that athletic Jeremiah cheers her on, she grows more conflicted. She wants to run into his arms…and sprint in the opposite direction. For Annie, opening up to love again may be even more of a challenge than crossing the finish line.

“Breathe, Annie, Breathe is an emotional, heartfelt, and beautiful story about finding yourself after loss and learning to love. It gave me so many feels. Her best book yet.” — Jennifer Armentrout, New York Times bestselling author of Wait for You

add to goodreadsBreathe, Annie, Breathe (Hundred Oaks #5) 
by Miranda Kenneally
Publication Date:  July 15, 2014
Publisher:   Sourcebooks Fire

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You can check out our review HERE!

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Q & A with Miranda Kenneally

1)      Your main character, Annie, is training to run for a marathon.  You also provided a great deal of detail about how hard it is on your body to train for a marathon.  Did you do any background research for this?

A: Yes! In the past I ran a marathon and a half-marathon, so I used experiences from training for those races to write BREATHE, ANNIE, BREATHE. I also consulted “Runner’s World” magazine and interviewed trainers at my gym. I also spoke to a few former pro-athletes. 

2)      What are your favourite books so far this year?

A: I’ve loved A MAD, WICKED FOLLY by Sharon Biggs Waller, CRUEL BEAUTY by Rosamund Hodge, and THE WINNER’S CURSE by Marie Rutkowski. Also, it doesn’t come out until 2015, but I got a sneak peak at Trish Doller’s next book THE DEVIL YOU KNOW, which is an awesome thriller. 

3)      When did you decide to become a writer?

A: When I was about eight years old. I spent recess writing terrible short stories about families with 15 kids and 40 dogs, and poodles that join the circus. They were terrible stories. 

 

4)   Running the marathon for Kyle was Annie’s way of coping with her stress and grief.  What advice would you give others in similar situations of grief or stress.

A: Stop spending all your time pining for boys who don’t like you back! 

5)   Your characters often crossover in your novels.  Is this your way of giving your characters a sequel or a happy ending?

A: Yes, I chose to write companion novels rather than sequels, because to write a sequel, you have to create drama. If I’ve already given my characters a happy ending at the end of a book and they have grown and developed, I don’t want to take that away from them by creating unnecessary drama. I also loved the idea of creating a community in which kids influence each other in different ways throughout the books. 

 

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MIranda

 

Growing up in Tennessee, Miranda Kenneally dreamed of becoming an Atlanta Brave, a country singer (cliché!), or a UN interpreter. Instead she writes, and works for the State Department in Washington, D.C., where George W. Bush once used her shoulder as an armrest. Miranda loves Twitter, Star Trek and her husband.

 

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  1. Librarian Lavender
    7/27/2014

    I would love to read this book! Great interview :).
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