June 9, 2013

Blog Tour: Truly, Madly, Deadly by Hannah Jayne – Interview

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Truly, Madly, Deadly by Hannah Jayne

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We are so thrilled to have Hannah stop by for a Q & A where she shares some of her Top Favs!

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Sawyer Dodd has it all. She’s a star track athlete, choir soloist, and A-student. And her boyfriend is the handsome all-star Kevin Anderson. But behind the medals, prom pictures, and perfect smiles, Sawyer finds herself trapped in a controlling, abusive relationship with Kevin. When he dies in a drunk-driving accident, Sawyer is secretly relieved. She’s free. Until she opens her locker and finds a mysterious letter signed by “an admirer” and printed with two simple words: “You’re welcome.”

add to goodreadsTruly, Madly, Deadly by Hannah Jayne Publication Date:  July 2, 2013 Publisher:  Sourcebooks Fire

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Top Favs with Hannah Jayne

Top 3 Favorite authors (dead or alive) and why


1.     Sylvia Plath: Her work was never assigned to me for school; I just happened to stumble on The Bell Jar in an old bookshop in San Francisco one day. She spoke to me like no other author has, weaving together something that makes you think you’re powerless (depression) and something that makes you want to conquer the world (writing).
2.     Jill McCorkle: I fell in love with her short story collection, Crash Diet and I think she truly helped me find my voice. Before her, I had no idea that books were allowed to be funny but still have a serious message.
3.     Christopher Pike/Lois Duncan/R.L. Stein: This is a tie only because each of these authors so influenced me. I discovered them in junior high and went through their books so voraciously that I couldn’t tell you from whom I got what. I learned to write – and love – chilling scenes, I learned to think on the sidelines to create great mysterious full of tension and suspense. I still joke that Truly, Madly, Deadly is my love letter to R.L. Stein.


Top 3 Favorite snacks while writing and why


1.     Coffee: You would have thought that I’d learned my lesson about drinking coffee around my laptop the last time I spilled coffee on my laptop. But, no. I actually really hate coffee, so every morning I pour a half-cup of coffee, swirl in some salted caramel Torani syrup, and fill the rest of the way with almond milk. Since the syrup is sugar free and the almond milk is unsweetened, I feel completely justified covering the whole thing in a sky-high cap of whipped cream.
2.     Fruit: I eat fruit while I’m writing half out of guilt and half because I really do love fruit. After whole days in front of the computer, I usually have crumbs in my cleavage and the distinct feeling that my butt is taking up more room on the couch than it should. That’s when I switch from chocolate to fruit.
3.     Chocolate: It sounds so totally stereotypical: girl needs chocolate. But for some reason, I get a massive hankering when I’m deep into deadline. And since it’s gluten free, it’s a totally okay snack (says me). I love peanut M&Ms, those little dot things that are actually little pieces of big candy (like the York peppermint patty that look like M&M knockoffs), and all manor of anything fun sized. But I die over Galaxy chocolate bars. They are the best! It’s a good thing they’re really hard to get in the states! Not that I’m suggesting my international fans send me some… (wink, wink)


Top 3 favorite movies of all time and why


1.     Bandslam: It’s a totally underrated and underwatched movie and it’s my drop dead favorite. I love the music (Vanessa Hudgens and Aly Michalka – love!), I think the writing is hilarious, and for the longest time I secretly wished my name was Sa5m (the 5 is silent).
2.     Breakfast at Tiffany’s: This is a weird one because the book is 500 times better, but the movie is great on its own. I would love to live in that time period – minus the smoking. I love the drama and the clothes and everything that Holly Golightly is. If I could make a full-length film out of Audrey Hepburn singing Moon River on the fire escape and the last scene looking for Cat in the rain, I totally would.
3.     Exorcist: It’s less a favorite and more of a scariest movie of all time, but I really love watching it. It never fails to give me nightmares – even when I just watched the ‘making of’ to get the make-up right for a Halloween costume (Best. Costume. Ever, btw).


Top 3 favorite gadgets and why


1.     My laptop: It’s not so much a gadget as it is an extra appendage. I pretty much always have it with me because I never know when an idea will strike me – or my Facebook obsession will kick in.
2.     My Kindle Fire: I’m a huge believer in the Spinal Revolution (real books), but I love having my Fire on the treadmill. I get so much reading and, by proxy, exercise in. I’m just not coordinated enough to flip pages in a paperback and walk at the same time.
3.     My iPod: I’m super old school! I have music on my Fire and on my laptop, but I seriously love my little hot-pink Nano. I named her iPink. It’s just so easy to carry around and I can tuck it in my purse and then never find it when I want it.


Top 3 favorite dream destinations and why


1.     Hawaii (Kihei, Maui, especially): I’m lucky that I live in California because Hawaii is just a short plane ride away. But no matter how many times I visit, Hawaii will always be a dream destination. I spent tons of time in the islands as a child (my dad had work there), so part of my love for it is because it feels like home. The other part is – duh, its Hawaii! And I’m an ABC Store junkie.
2.     Australia: I’ve been once but the trip short and at the time, I knew nothing about Australia. We certainly took advantage of the incredible beaches (I get grumpy if I can’t swim in the ocean at least once a year), and did the tourist stuff like climb over the Sydney Bridge, but I want to go back, take a deep breath, and see all of the incredible things I’ve read about since the last trip.
3.     Turks and Caicos: I’ve never been and it just seems incredible. Can you tell I’m a tropics kind of girl?


About the Author:


Hannah is the author of the UNDERWORLD DETECTION AGENCY CHRONICLES from Kensington books and the upcoming young adult thrillers TRULY, MADLY, DEADLY and SEE JANE RUN available from Sourcebooks, Inc. When she’s not battling the demons of the Underworld or tackling a murderer at Hawthorne High, Jayne kicks her feet up in her San Francisco bay area home and attempts to share couch space with two enormous cats.
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  1. Ashley

    I love the interview! Thanks so much. :D I’m like… INSANELY psyched to read Truly, Madly, Deadly.

    Also, I’m digging those vacation spots! Another good one is Bora Bora.

  2. Hannah Jayne

    Ooh, Bora Bora?! Thanks, Ashley — that one’s going on my list!

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