We’re so excited to pair up with our blogging BFF’s from Swoony Boys Podcast and bring you a feature we’ve been super excited to be able to share! We’ve had the opportunity to chat with a handful of amazing authors over the years but we wanted to make this more of a regular feature and hopefully it provides you answers and insight into some of your favorite authors and books! (If you want to see someone specific make sure you let us know in the comments) So without further ado we kick today’s chat with Jenna Evans Welch! Have a listen and let us know what you think… OH and make sure you head over to iTunes and leave a (hopefully glowing) review of the podcast!!
- Jenna Evans Welch gives us the low down on Love & Gelato, including the setting, the inspiration, and the characters.
- Jenna talks about her writing style and whether or not we’ll see more of Lina and Ren.
- We find out Jenna’s favorite scenes and some fun things about her.
- Jenna tells us some of her favorite books and what makes her swoon.
- Finally, Jenna plays a little word-association game with us. Some of her answers might surprise you.
***Meet Jenna Evans Welch***
Jenna Evans Welch spent her high school years in Florence, Italy, where she drove a scooter, danced in fountains, and ate entirely too much gelato. She now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and young son. Read her blog, The Green Lemon, at JennaEvansWelch.com.
Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
Published by Simon and Schuster on May 3rd 2016
Genres: Family, General, Love & Romance, Travel, Young Adult
Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn’t around for sixteen years? All Lina wants to do is get back home.
But then Lina is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly Lina’s uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. A world that inspires Lina, along with the ever-so-charming Ren, to follow in her mother’s footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept from Lina for far too long. It’s a secret that will change everything she knew about her mother, her father—and even herself.
People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more.
Thanks for listening, everyone!