Friday, January 3, 2014

Interview with Jessica Sankiewicz

 Title: If Only We

Author: Jessica Sankiewicz

Release date: October 27th, 2013

Genre:  Young Adult

Tour: Irresistible Reads Book Tours

Book Description:

They say all it takes is one wrong move and you lose the game. One false step and you’re trapped. One slip-up in your choice of words and you ruin a friendship forever. That is what they say. They say I lost.

I do not believe them.

At the end of the summer after graduation, Adrienne wonders what happened to cause her life to be in ruins. She isn’t getting along with her mom, her stepsister isn’t talking to her, and, to top it off, the boy she’s been in love with doesn’t want anything to do with her. She believes the turning point was a choice she made at graduation. When she wakes up the next day, she has been transported back three months to that moment, the one where everything started to fall apart.

Adrienne realizes she has been given a second chance—and this time she doesn’t want to mess anything up. Reliving the entire summer, though, turns out to be a lot harder than she thought. As the same days and weeks go by, she starts to see how simple decisions can make a huge impact on the world around her. Despite knowing some of what lies ahead, there are some things she didn’t anticipate. She thought she knew what mistake led her to where she ended up the first time. She was wrong.

And by the time summer is over, she discovers what was really at stake.



1 - What inspired you to write If Only We?

It started with the first scene in the story, where Adrienne and Chevy are talking. There was something so sad about it that I felt compelled to give Adrienne a second chance. That's pretty much how the whole idea of time travel came into play.

2 - Why Young Adult fiction?

I have spent years reading YA, it was only a matter of time before I would start writing it. There's something very familiar and soothing about reading, and writing, Young Adult.

3 - Do you have any writing habits?

Not really. I like to have a snack (usually chocolate or something with chocolate in it) and something to drink nearby when I'm writing. Most of the time I have to have music playing in the background.

4 - Who are a few of your favorite authors?

Kirsten Hubbard, Gayle Forman, Sophie Jordan, Kody Keplinger, Jennifer Echols.

5 - What's next for you?

I'm working on a novella titled Not Until Tonight. This one is going to lean more toward New Adult, but I plan on returning to Young Adult again for sure.

About the Author:
Jessica is the 28-year-old author of IF ONLY WE, a YA contemporary. You can often find her either reading or marathon watching TV on DVD, her favorites being Castle and Veronica Mars. She frequently mismatches her clothes and giggles uncontrollably. She knows almost every Billy Joel song by heart. She collects books and toys, and she has an intense love of cats and lemurs. Currently in the midst of her quarter-life-crisis, she is still takin' names and getting very close to reaching an epiphany.


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