Today we are very excited to share an interview with Tess Sharpe (6 Times We Almost Kissed [And One Time We Did])!
Read on to learn more about her, her book, and a giveaway!
Meet the Author: Tess Sharpe
Born in a mountain cabin to a punk-rocker mother, Tess Sharpe grew up in rural California. She lives deep in the backwoods with a pack of dogs and a growing colony of feral cats. You can find her on Twitter @sharpegirl.
About the Book: 6 Times We Almost Kissed (And One Time We Did)
Six moments lead us to two girls, one kiss, and three little words that were maybe always true in this gorgeous novel perfect for fans of Nina LaCour and Jenny Han.
After years of bickering, Penny and Tate have called a truce: they’ll play nice. They have to. Their mothers (life-long best friends) need them to be perfect, drama-free daughters when Penny’s mother becomes a living liver donor to Tate’s mom. Forced to live together as the Moms recover, the girls’ truce is essential in keeping everything—their jobs, the house, the finances, the Moms’ healing—running smoothly. They’ve got to let this thing between them go.
There’s one little hitch: Penny and Tate keep almost kissing.
It’s just this confusing thing that keeps happening. You know, from time to time. For basically their entire teenaged existence.
They’ve never talked about it. They’ve always ignored it in the aftermath. But now they’re living across the hall from each other.
And some things—like their kisses—can’t be almosts forever.
Told through two girls’ present and six moments from their past, this dynamic love story shows that sometimes the person you need the most has been there for you all along.
YABC: What gave you the inspiration to write this book?
I’ve always loved fanfic structures and also the movie Beaches, so I was trying to figure out how to write
a YA book about a friendship that spanned decades for quite a long time. But it took me years to realize I
should be writing about the DAUGHTERS of the epic friends, not the epic friends themselves! Once I
realized that, things worked out great!
YABC: Who is your favorite character in the book?
Definitely Marion. Getting to write a multi-generational household like the one I grew up in was really
YABC: What do you like most about the cover of the book?
I love how it has all these cute bullet journal elements from Penny’s bullet journal!
YABC: What new release book are you looking most forward to in 2023?
Miel Moreland’s Something Like Possible!
YABC: What’s a book you’ve recently read and loved?
Evelyn Skye’s upcoming release Damsel, which is a tie-in with the Millie Bobby Brown movie. Fantasy
fans, you’re gonna need this one!
YABC: What’s up next for you?
I have an unannounced 2024 book that is all about forests, booby-traps and survival. But that’s all I can
YABC: What hobbies do you enjoy?
I’m a big gardener—both virtually in Stardew Valley and in real life!
YABC: What is your favorite writing space?
My bed! I work 99% of the time in bed and then 1% of the time in the bath if I’m having a bad pain day. I
even have a little bath desk!
Title: 6 Times We Almost Kissed (And One Time We Did)
Author/Illustrator: Tess Sharpe
Release Date: 1/24/2023
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young adult fiction
Age Range: 12+
~ Giveaway Details ~
Three (3) winners will receive a copy of 6 Times We Almost Kissed (And One Time We Did) (Tess Sharpe) ~US Only!
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