Jul 23, 2014

Summer Author Blitz: Kim O'Brien

Welcome to my stop on the Summer Author Promo Blitz tour! Today I'm hosting Kim O'Brien, whose new YA novel Bone Deep releases with Spencer Hill Press in March 2015! And to tell you all about the book, there's a great interview that you won't want to miss!

Today I’m excited to welcome Chris Harrison, host of popular shows The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise, to Beauty and the Bookshelf. Chris recently sat down with seventeen-year-old Paige Patterson, star of the upcoming YA thriller Bone Deep, which releases from Spencer Hill Press in March 2015. The following is an excerpt from their interview.

Chris: Thanks for sitting down with me, Paige. Can you tell us a little bit about Bone Deep?

Paige: Well, it’s about what happened to me the summer after my parent’s divorce when I went to Arizona to help my father – he’s an archaeologist – restore the ruins of some ancient Native American cliff dwellings. Honestly I was dreading seeing my dad, I mean he walked out on my mom and I, but when I got there, he had a surprise waiting for me. My best friend Emily. 

Chris: This was a girl you hadn’t seen in a long time?

Paige: Yes. She and I grew up together in the Southwest, following our fathers from one restoration site to another. So I was really happy to see her again. We were looking forward to spending the summer together, but then she vanished. The police had no idea what happened.    

Chris: How did you react to such a dramatic turn of events?

Paige: It scared me. I knew there was a side of Emily that liked taking risks, liked doing things that scared her. Everyone keeps secrets but Emily’s turned out to be even more dangerous than I feared.   

Chris: Well this is all very intense but I’m told you also found love in the desert. Can you tell us more about that?

Paige: When I set out to find Emily, Jalen Yazzi – the son of my father’s foreman – came with me.   

Chris: Was there any point when you suspected him in Emily’s disappearance?

Paige: Yes. He wasn’t honest with me about his family and that made me question his motives. 

Chris: I know there is no Rose Ceremony tonight, but if there was, would you give Jalen the rose?

Paige: You’ll have to read the book to find out, Chris.

Chris: It’s been an absolute joy to have you on the show tonight. I think everyone is looking forward to the release of your book. I know I’m looking forward to finding out what happened to your friend and if you and Jalen have a happy ending.

Paige: Thanks Chris. I don’t want to give anything away, but let’s just say I didn’t get the ending I expected.

Kim O’Brien grew up in Bronxville, New York in an old Victorian house which her mother claimed was haunted in order to keep her kids out of the attic. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. She worked for many years as a writer, editor and speechwriter for IBM.  She is the author of eight romance novels and seven non-fiction children’s books. She’s happily married to Michael, and has two fabulous daughters, Beth and Maggie. Kim loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her Facebook author’s page. 

1 comment:

  1. I love Kim O'Brien books! Interesting to see that she's writing YA fiction now. I wonder how dificult it is to write for a younger audience. What a trial of your writing skills!


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