Friday, July 20, 2012

Girlfriends' Cyber Circuit Presents...Jennifer Echols and SUCH A RUSH!

The Girlfriends' Cyber Circuit is a web ring of YA authors which I've recently had the great honor to join. Check these posts for the latest releases!
The GCC is back again this week with another perfect summer read.  This week, I'm so happy to be featuring none other than Jennifer Echols, and her newest romance, SUCHA A RUSH.  I'm just going to go ahead and declare this the Summer of Awesome Contemporaries right now.

High school senior Leah Jones loves nothing more than flying. While she’s in the air, it’s easy to forget life with her absentee mother at the low-rent end of a South Carolina beach town. When her flight instructor, Mr. Hall, hires her to fly for his banner advertising business, she sees it as her ticket out of the trailer park. And when he dies suddenly, she’s afraid her flying career is gone forever.

But Mr. Hall’s teenage sons, golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson, are determined to keep the banner planes flying. Though Leah has crushed on Grayson for years, she’s leery of getting involved in what now seems like a doomed business--until Grayson betrays her by digging up her most damning secret. Holding it over her head, he forces her to fly for secret reasons of his own, reasons involving Alec. Now Leah finds herself drawn into a battle between brothers--and the consequences could be deadly.
Engrossing and intense, SUCH A RUSH is a captivating adventure that is sure to keep readers soaring.
Praise for Jennifer Echols:
“Echols is a tremendously talented writer with a real gift for developing relationships between her characters.”—Romantic Times Magazine on GOING TOO FAR
"Emotional and expressive, Forget You is another intricately weaved romance from Jennifer Echols… a breathtaking ride into the world of teenage love and a perfect summer romance." –A Good Addiction on FORGET YOU
“Love Story is just as sexy as Echols’ other MTV books with the same level of intensity."
Books By Their Cover on LOVE STORY

Meet Jennifer:

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jennifer Echols is the award-winning author of multiple romantic dramas and romantic comedies for teens. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama.

And now, a peek into her writing world...

Do you have a pre-game writing warm-up? Something you do before you write to help get you in the right frame of mind?
I usually take a break and go for a run in the middle of writing, which is the best tool I know of to jog my brain out of a rut.
Is there a time of day you like to write best?
I get up at 4:30 to write. I am a morning person, obvs.
Where do you write most often? Do you have a picture you wouldn’t mind sharing of your writing space?
This is my screened porch on the back of the house. It’s on the second story, in the trees, and in the winter when the leaves have fallen, you can see the mountains.
What things do you always have on hand when writing? Special pens, notepads, snacks…
I create a calendar for the time span of the book, with notes about everything that happens on each day and what chapter that goes in, plus a list of all the characters’ names. Both of these documents are scribbled all over in red and pink pen and look like they have been left out in the rain by the time the book is done.
How do you stay focused when writing?
If I’m really having trouble, I go outside and write longhand--which is how I wrote my entire first two novels, because I didn’t own a computer.
What is your worst writing distraction/procrastination tool?
Twitter on my phone. Terrible. But I love keeping in touch with writing friends and book bloggers that way, so it’s worth it.
Describe your perfect writing day:
Theoretically, it’s a day like today. I have nowhere to go and nothing to do, and my husband and son are visiting relatives. But in reality, I miss them terribly, and if they’re not bursting into my office asking me what’s for lunch, I really don’t know what to do with myself. I think I may need the distractions to keep me motivated!
Thanks so much for stopping by Jenn!  Can't wait to read SUCH A RUSH!