Giveaway Information: Down below
Life in the Lucky Zone (The Zone #2)
by Patricia B. Tighe
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Seventeen-year-old Lindsey Taylor has been living a charmed life—always the lead in school plays, possessor of a healthy entourage and a hot boyfriend. But halfway through her junior year, the unthinkable happens. Her boyfriend dumps her. She screws up her audition for the spring play. And to top it all off, her theater teacher wants her to run lines with Trey Berger, a gamer guy who irritates her practically every time he opens his mouth. Lindsey needs to find some better luck and quick.
Trey Berger can barely tolerate Lindsey Taylor. It’s bad enough that their best friends are dating and he has to see Lindsey at group hangouts. Now they have to rehearse together. Berger would rather do just about anything else, even chill with his grandmother, whose dementia has forced her to move in with his family.
But as the semester continues, Berger discovers there’s more to Lindsey than the drama queen
persona she puts on for everyone else’s benefit. And the person behind the mask might be someone he cares about. A lot. So what exactly is he going to do about it?
And while Lindsey desperately tries to change her luck and heal from the breakup, she slowly realizes Berger has become her best friend. This video-game-playing boy makes her laugh. And holds her when she cries. Could he possibly become something more?
Thanks, Diana, for having me on your blog!
1)Do you have a favorite character?
I enjoy different things about each of my characters, but Berger has definitely been a fun character to write. Oh, the things that come out of his mouth …
2) Have you ever had a minor character evolve into a major one? Did that change the direction of the novel at all?
Not within one novel, but Berger was a minor character in LIFE IN THE NO-DATING ZONE, and not long after I started writing him, I knew he needed his own book.
3)What is your writing process? Do you listen to music or do you like silence?
My writing process is to sit down at my computer, waste about an hour on social networking, and then get busy. If I’m unsure of what happens in a scene, I’ll brainstorm by writing whatever comes to mind for ten minutes or so. Then I take the bits I like and run with them. In general I like silence, but there have been times when approaching a deadline that having music on helps me to focus and ignore distractions. I can’t write with the music really loud though.
4)Do you outline your story or just go where your muse takes you?
I have a general outline that is basically a list of scenes. What happens in those scenes will often change as I draft the story.
5)Which actors & actresses they would like to see play the characters in their books in a movie version.
AnnaSophia Robb with auburn hair and Matthew Lewis with glasses—especially now that he’s grown up to what I’ve seen described as “nerd hot.”
The mother of two grown sons, Patricia B. Tighe lives in El Paso, Texas, with her husband and two dogs. Her love of the written word caused her to get a journalism degree from Texas A&M University in 1980 and an MA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in 2008. When not writing or reading, she can be found walking the dogs or yelling at the TV during an NFL game. She’s also a fan of British TV shows. Downton Abbey, anyone?
Giveaway Information: Contest ends April 15, 2016
- One (1) winner will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card and a digital copy of Life in the Lucky Zone by Patricia B. Tighe (INT)