We’re so excited to pair up with our blogging BFF’s from Swoony Boys Podcast and bring you our latest author podcast! 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 off today’s chat with Charlotte Huang, author of For The Record and her most recent Going Geek!
- Charlotte Huang starts us off with her elevator pitch for Going Geek, where her idea for the book came from, and what a typical writing day looks like for her.
- Next, we ask about how she develops her writing and characters and how long it took for Going Geek to hit shelves from when she first started drafting.
- Charlotte shares some insight into Declan and Skylar’s characters and what it takes to write a swoony boy.
- We talk about some of Charlotte’s experiences attending a boarding school and what her favorite scenes in Going Geek were.
- We find out the characters from Charlotte’s books that she’d most like to introduce.
- We dish music and Charlotte gives some sage wisdom to her 17-year-old self (and teens everywhere).
- We talk TBR piles, books that need more love, and the swooniest boys of all.
- We play a fun word association game.
- We wrap things up with Charlotte flipping the tables on us and asking us questions. 🙂
***About Going Geek***Going Geek by Charlotte Huang
(Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)Published by Random House Children's Books on September 13th 2016
Genres: New Experience, Peer Pressure, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Social Themes, Young Adult Fiction
A girl returns to her exclusive east coast boarding school and finds that she's no longer one of the cool kids on campus in this second novel from the author of For the Record.It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Skylar Hoffman’s senior year at her preppy East Coast boarding school should have been perfect: amazing boyfriend the coolest friends the most desirable dorm But it’s far from it. To her dismay, Skylar’s not going to rule senior year because she’s stuck in Abbot House, a tiny dorm known for, well, nothing. Living with a group of strangers everyone thinks is lame is bad enough. Worse is that Skylar wasn’t exactly truthful about how she spent summer break in Los Angeles—and her little white lie is causing her once rock-solid romance to crumble fast. And when it turns out that Skylar’s best friend is the one responsible for having her booted from Lincoln? It’s an all-out war. Stepping out of her comfort zone never felt so scary—or necessary. But everything is different now. Including, maybe, Skylar herself . . .*** "A love letter--brimming with heart, soul, and wit--to everyone who's ever felt left behind . . . perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Rainbow Rowell." --Jeff Zentner, author of The Serpent KingFrom the Hardcover edition.