Today I get the honor of having another book cover to reveal—although technically it’s already been revealed. So if you haven’t seen it, you need check it out. Plus I got to throw a few questions at this debut author. Plus plus, you get a chance to win this book.
Welcome Becca Ann. (And a warning to everyone else, Becca Ann and I both seem to love smiley faces, so you’ll see a few throughout.)
Thank you, Suzi for interviewing me!!! (And for also being the amazing editor of this book. Really, she was the BEST person ever to give my manuscript to so I could make it shiny.)
I did not pay her to say that. I’m serious.
So one cool thing about this story is that Brody and Hayley are brought together in their American Sign Language Class. I like that because it isn’t your typical math or English class that we often see. (I’ll admit my students are sometimes in those standard classes.) Do you know sign language?
I do know sign language And I got the idea because of exactly what you said. I didn’t want the typical. I wanted something different. I was going to go for a language class but I have no idea how to speak French or Spanish or German or whatever, lol. And instead of hoping Google gave me the right answers, I went with sign instead
So what’s your favorite board game? Cause I like to throw in these totally random questions. And I thought of this one because I’ve recently been playing my old version of Life with my kids. They love it, by the way.
Mall Madness! (Say! You got a special Clearance!) LOL. My sister’s will appreciate that one.
I’ve never played Mall Madness, but I remember seeing it. Maybe it came out when I was getting too cool for board games in my teenage years.
Next question. Have you considered doing a companion novel on Quynn’s story. Cause I think that’d be really cool. (Maybe it’s cause Brody’s brother was a big time jerk for what he did to her, and I’d somehow like to see him get his due.)
I never thought about it actually. But maybe. I’d have to really think about what I’d like to do with that one though.
Well, I for one would read it. And I love companion novels too. So get working on that. Please.
If you could get rid of any children’s book so that you’d never have to read it again, what book would that be?
Oh, because I’ve read it so much to my kids? LOL. Well, I don’t think I’d get rid of any book, because I read the ones I like to my kids. But I do think I have The Sneetches memorized.
Totally funny coincidence. I didn’t write this in my original question, but had thought about this answer myself. And don’t hate me, but I would probably get rid of a few Dr. Seuss books. Not all of them. But the ones that seem to have a thousand words on one pages. And way too many pages of words that make me stumble when I read them aloud. I got one from the library once, can’t remember the name, and after reading it once with my daughter, I wanted to hide it. Unfortunately she asked me to read it again. So I read it a second time, and then after that when she asked, I told her I had to return it to the library. Luckily she is not aware of the 3 week checkout. (I’m such a bad mom.)
Okay, sorry. Back on track. One more question, then you can see what Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend is about. You know, if you haven’t yet.
Do you have any other novels in the works?
Yes, plenty, lol. They are mostly YA rom com, and one I plan to publish a few months after Reasons
Great! I have added it to my Goodreads list, even though I don’t know the title or what it’s about. Because Becca Ann’s first book is one of those that will make you wait impatiently for her next one.
Thank you, Becca Ann. And for everybody else, here is the book and a chance to win a copy.
Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend by Becca Ann
It’s stupid to fall for your brother’s ex. It’s even worse to enlist another’s help to win the ex over. But Brody is desperate and Hayley, his partner in American Sign Language, is more than willing to lend him a few tips.
She’s the school’s matchmaker,’ and with her bizarre and positive personality, Brody finds her easy to talk to, even about the most awkward situations. Hayley’s tips seem to be working, but as Brody learns more about his matchmaker, he starts finding reasons to spend time with her, and not the girl he thought he was in love with.
But Hayley isn’t ready to fall for anyone. Labeled the “Funny Fat Friend” within her group, her self image makes it impossible for Brody to share his feelings without Hayley shrugging it off as a joke.
Convincing her Brody can, and did, fall for the “Funny Fat Friend” turns out to be harder than simply falling in love.
January 8, 2013 by Suzi