Friday, 28 March 2014

Blog Tour + Guest Post + Giveaway - Road to Somewhere by Kelley Lynn and Jenny Morris

Find the tour schedule here.

Release date: March 11th 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Purchase: Amazon


New! From Bloomsbury Spark, a sunny heartwarming story of discovery and sisterhood. 

A road trip. A singing competition. And super-hot cowboys. 

What could be better? 

For Charlie, a post-high school road trip isn't just a vacation, it's life changing. While her parents think she's helping a friend move, a chance at fame is the real reason to grab her best friends and drive to L.A. But when her super annoying, uber-responsible, younger sister, Lucy, has to tag along, it isn't quite the summer of fun she imagined. 

Add in a detour to her grandparents' ranch in Texas, and between mucking the stalls, down-home cookin’, and drool worthy ranch hands, this could just turn into the best, and most complicated, summer of their lives.


Kelley Lynn was born and raised a Midwestern girl. She’s not afraid to sweat and fills her free time with softball, soccer and volleyball. (Though you probably don’t want her on your volleyball team.) She occasionally makes guest appearances as a female vocalist for area bands. Music plays a large role in her writing process as well as the characters and plot lines within her stories.

Jenny S. Morris is a YA author who loves all things geek, may have a Kdrama addiction, and prefers the rainy NW to any place she's ever lived. Road to Somewhere is her debut novel.

Guest post by Jenny:

Thank you, Jess, for letting me guest post today! And thanks for being a part of our blog tour. 

The topic Jess gave me today was Inside the Mind of the Author. I’m not sure you all want to see what goes on in my brain, but we’ll give a whirl. 
I am a HUGE geek. So if you cracked open my head you would find a ton of superheroes, wizards, time lords, an air bender or two, super-secret spies. Maybe even a Vulcan. That’s the part of my author brain that runs wild a lot. The big ideas. The, what ifs. The first book I wrote was contemporary with a dash of supernatural. The second book was urban fantasy. With both of them I explored the mystery of things that are unseen. I even have a fantasy middle grade that I’ve written. I love exploring what the world would be like if I created it.
Then there’s the part of my brain where my characters incessantly talk to each other. Or yell at me. J That’s usually the part that gets fired up when I start a new project. Sometimes I’ll start with an idea, but with my contemporary books it usually starts with a character. And creating a person is my favorite part of the writing process. Naming them, giving them wants and needs. I’m a little quirky when it comes to my people. I can’t understand them fully until I know what type of music they listen to, what kind of car they drive, and who belongs in their family.
Charlie from Road to Somewhere was easy. When they first hopped in the car, I knew her and her friends would start belting out Kelley Clarkson. The type of music people like says a lot about who they are. Once I know what my character listens to then I tend to listen to that a lot. Which has backfired on me before. I can only take so many Hank Williams songs. J
Charlie’s car isn’t something that comes up in the book, but I have to know or I can’t understand my character. I’m not sure why it’s important. LOL. (Charlie drives a red Mini Cooper S if you’re wondering, and her name is Ruby.)
This post is starting to get a little long. So I’ll wrap it up with saying that the author part of my brain fights with the rest all the time. I work full time and have a lovely little family. I’m always trying to concentrate on what’s important and not let my book ideas and characters take over my life. But I love that when I turn on the radio for my ride to work, writing allows me to drift off into another world and experience things through someone else’s eyes.
Thanks again for having me!!

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