The Official YABC Blog

All things news, updates, giveaways, and other goodies on Young Adult (and Kids!) Books Central.

YA Authors as YAs: The Jennifer Mathieu Edition + Giveaway (US only)

YA Authors as YAs: The Jennifer Mathieu Edition + Giveaway (US only)

 

Welcome to the fourth installment in a new interview series we're running in conjunction with our Senior Editor, MG Buehrlen, called YA Authors as YAs.

Our goal? To prove that your favorite authors — no matter how AWESOME and COOL you think they are — were once awkward, weird, and they geeked out about fandoms and guilty-pleasure music JUST LIKE YOU when they were teens. (Most of them still do, you know, and that’s totally COOL, because being yourself is the ultimate in EPIC COOLNESS.)

Don’t believe me? 

Maybe Jennifer Mathieu, author of THE TRUTH ABOUT ALICE (coming June 10, 2014 from Roaring Brook Press) can convince you with tales from her teen years. 

 

***Click here to read the interview and enter to win a copy of the book!*** 

 

 

image

 

THE TRUTH ABOUT ALICE by Jennifer Mathieu

ISBN-10: 1596439092
ISBN-13: 978-1596439092
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Release Date: June 10, 2014
 

About THE TRUTH ABOUT ALICE

Everyone has a lot to say about Alice Franklin, and it’s stopped mattering whether it’s true. The rumors started at a party when Alice supposedly had sex with two guys in one night. When school starts everyone almost forgets about Alice until one of those guys, super-popular Brandon, dies in a car wreck that was allegedly all Alice’s fault. Now the only friend she has is a boy who may be the only other person who knows the truth, but is too afraid to admit it. Told from the perspectives of popular girl Elaine, football star Josh, former outcast Kelsie, and shy genius Kurt, we see how everyone has a motive to bring – and keep – Alice down.

 

ABOUT JENNIFER:

I’m young adult author Jennifer Mathieu (pronounced Muh-two, but if you speak French you can pronounce it better than that. Sadly, I don’t speak French.) I’m a writer and English teacher who lives in Texas with my family. A native of the East Coast and a former journalist, I enjoy writing contemporary young adult fiction that treats teenagers like real people. I love to eat and hate to cook. 


 

 

 

Rate this blog entry:
Cover Reveal: Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jense...
Cover Reveal: Behind the Scenes by Dahlia Adler + ...

Related Posts

Comments 10

 
Sam on Wednesday, 01 January 2014 11:36

I live in Texas! :D Its pretty boring here though :/

I live in Texas! :D Its pretty boring here though :/
Sam on Wednesday, 01 January 2014 11:37

I live in Texas! :D Its pretty boring here though :/

I live in Texas! :D Its pretty boring here though :/
Sam on Wednesday, 01 January 2014 11:37

I live in Texas! :D Its pretty boring here though :/

I live in Texas! :D Its pretty boring here though :/
An Nghiem on Thursday, 02 January 2014 22:55

This book should be pretty interesting! Oh my god, Jennifer's life is so relatable to mine. I do write a lot in my free time, and don't get into a lot of trouble with my parents. One more thing, yes; Jennifer and I once had a taste for bad boys. ;)

This book should be pretty interesting! Oh my god, Jennifer's life is [i]so[/i] relatable to mine. I do write a lot in my free time, and don't get into a lot of trouble with my parents. One more thing, yes; Jennifer and I once had a taste for bad boys. ;)
Guest - Amy on Saturday, 04 January 2014 11:42

My favorite part of the interview was the old high school photo . I love looking at old pictures of people and seeing how they have changed.

My favorite part of the interview was the old high school photo . I love looking at old pictures of people and seeing how they have changed.
Guest - Stephanie Scott on Monday, 06 January 2014 17:10

Excited for this book!

Excited for this book!
Holly Letson on Friday, 10 January 2014 02:52

It would be fun to have been able to read her writing from back then now.

It would be fun to have been able to read her writing from back then now.
Guest - nafisa Lubaba on Monday, 27 January 2014 15:06

I love reading.

I love reading.
Guest - nafisa Lubaba on Monday, 27 January 2014 15:07

I love reading.

I love reading.
Guest - Jessica on Friday, 31 January 2014 13:08

I can identify with Jennifer. I have always loved oldies. While everyone else is listening to Rhianna, I am jamming to Billy Joel and the Eagles.

I can identify with Jennifer. I have always loved oldies. While everyone else is listening to Rhianna, I am jamming to Billy Joel and the Eagles.

Current Giveaways

 

   

   

 

   

    

   

   

   

   

   

   

  

 

 

 

Latest Book Listings Added

Fear the Drowning Deep
Witch’s apprentice Bridey Corkill has hated the ocean ever since...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The life of a Guardian is a dangerous one, and...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Fulfilling her destiny and becoming the Guardian has meant a...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Celeste Wilder’s mundane world has been completely turned upside down,...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
pills cover color - 5x8.jpg
On the edge of the Chicago medical district, the Harrison...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Avenging the Owl
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away,...
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
A Mysterious Northwest Secret is Revealed in a New Book!...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Interference
As a Congressman's daughter in Washington, DC, Kate Hamilton is...
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
Winning
Who ever said being nice would get you to the...
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
Girl Mans Up
All Pen wants is to be the kind of girl...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Cloudgirl
Meet Sophie. She's a precocious five year old who lives...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Beast
Tall, meaty, muscle-bound, and hairier than most throw rugs, Dylan...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The History Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)
The History Book is a fascinating journey through the most...
 
3.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Faerie Guardian
Protecting humans from dangerous magical creatures is all in a...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Michael Hilton was six years old when he fell into...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Magic just got real.
Fifteen-year-old high school sophomore Alexia Wick is an ordinary girl,...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)