Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Spotlighting J.E. MacLeod's WAITING TO SCORE

This is a book I've been waiting forever to get my hands on. I LOVE boy books -- have loved them ever since I first read S.E. Hinton's novels way back when. And this one written by a fellow Canadian :).

From what I've read of WAITING, this one is another not-to-be-missed male lead:

Zack Chase, new in town, gets a crash course in the dangerous, fast-paced lives of local teen athletes. A good-looking, book-loving hockey star, Zack’s also expected to be a womanizing, alcohol-abusing party animal, but it’s not who he is. As jealous, obnoxious team captain Mac hounds him, Zack falls for Goth-girl Jane and befriends her teammate brother, both with their own secrets. Tragedy strikes and affects them all in this true-to-life debut novel, giving readers an insight into the lives of high school students and athletes.

J.E. ‘s path to becoming an author was a windy one. After college, she wrote advertising copy for radio and then television and eventually moved on to work in sales and marketing for too many years.

After having a son, J.E. followed her dreams and wrote her first book. Once she started writing YA, she felt like she’d found her home and has been writing it ever since. J.E. lives near the Canadian Rockies with her husband and son and a new puppy named Meeko. She does not live in an Igloo or play hockey, but she does love maple syrup and says “eh” a lot. :)

So, without further interruption, I present to you, dear readers, J.E.'s answers to the Thorough Three...

NM: How old is Zack?

JEM: He's fifteen, but most of his friends are sixteen.

NM: What is the single, most important bit of advice you'd give to the You that was the same age as your Zack and Jane?

JEM: Girl, don't be afraid to just be who you are. You don't have to try to impress anyone but yourself. But work on impressing yourself, okay sweetie. You're not that bad. Be. Who. You. Are.

NM: LOVE that. And I agree, whole-heartedly! Now, complete the following sentences:

Everyone should definitely, for sure _____________.

You should NEVER, EVER ___________. But if you absolutely must, make sure to ____________.

JEM: Everyone should definitely for sure be loved for who they are.

You should NEVER, EVER say never. But if you absolutely must, make sure to floss.

LOL! Thanks so much for stopping by on your blog tour, J.E.! We wish you MUCH success with WAITING TO SCORE.

Okay, dear readers, WAITING TO SCORE releases on the 26th and you can buy it here. To learn more about J.E. MacLeod and her work, visit here.

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