Author Chat with Justin Reynolds (Opposite Of Always), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)
Today we're excited to chat with Justin Reynolds author of Opposite Of Always.
Read on for more about Justin, an interview, plus an giveaway!
Meet Justin Reyolds!
Justin A. Reynolds has been a pest control operator, night security guard, steel mill janitor, NASA intern, salesman of high-end faucet fixtures, and carpet-flooring installer. He was most recently a registered nurse, before trading his stethoscope for a pencil, but he likes to think both instruments reveal the heart. He lives in northeast Ohio, home to snow, Lake Erie, and the Cavaliers. You can visit Justin at justinareynolds.com [justinareynolds.com].
Meet Opposite Of Always!
Debut author Justin A. Reynolds delivers a hilarious and heartfelt novel about the choices we make, the people we choose, and the moments that make a life worth reliving. Perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon and John Green.
When Jack and Kate meet at a party, bonding until sunrise over their mutual love of Froot Loops and their favorite flicks, Jack knows he’s falling—hard. Soon she’s meeting his best friends, Jillian and Franny, and Kate wins them over as easily as she did Jack.
But then Kate dies. And their story should end there.
Yet Kate’s death sends Jack back to the beginning, the moment they first meet, and Kate’s there again. Healthy, happy, and charming as ever. Jack isn’t sure if he’s losing his mind.
Still, if he has a chance to prevent Kate’s death, he’ll take it. Even if that means believing in time travel. However, Jack will learn that his actions are not without consequences. And when one choice turns deadly for someone else close to him, he has to figure out what he’s willing to do to save the people he loves.
~ Author Chat ~
YABC: What gave you the inspiration to write this book?
This story stemmed from great personal loss. Two people who still mean the world to me passed away rather unexpectedly, and this story began as a series of questions that I desperately wanted/needed answers to: if I could see my dead loved ones again, who or what would I be willing to risk? If I could see them again (and that time was limited), what would I say, what would I ask them? Would it be fair to them—wanting them back here—when they’d have to die all over again?
YABC: Who is your favorite character in the book?
Good question! Honestly, to answer it, I feel sorta terrible, but okay. I think I’m going to go with Franny, because here’s a person with so much heartache in his life, and yet he is also possibly the most hopeful.
YABC: Which came first, the title or the novel?
The novel came first! I usually have a working title that doesn’t actually stick. The actual title, for me, comes later!
YABC: Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you've learned as a writer from then to now?
Trust that your voice is enough. You don’t have to write like the people that you admire; your voice has its own power.
YABC: What do you like most about the cover of the book?
I like that it tells the story of the book rather succinctly, and that depending on if you look at it from the top down, or vice versa, the narrative changes completely.
YABC: What new release book are you looking most forward to in 2019?
Lots of new releases to look forward to in 2019! I’ll go with one that I’ve been in love with ever since I first heard about it: Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson! Look out for it for sure!
YABC: What’s up next for you?
I’m working on a few things, including a book that once more grapples with death, and how it affects the way we all choose to live—naturally, haha.
YABC: Which part of the writing process do you enjoy more: Drafting or Revising?
Is this a trick question?! Whichever part I’m not currently doing! :D
YABC: What would you say is your superpower?
My super power is convincing myself that I work better when I’ve waited until the last possible moment to start working, haha. It’s a pretty cool power!
The Opposite Of Always
By: Justin Reynolds
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: March 5th, 2019
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Sarah Henning recommended this book on Instagram and then I saw that it has a special release at Target! Very excited to read!!!
I love the cover. It's lighthearted and makes me think of friendship. I wish the summary didn't have so much info, though!
Thank you author for the diversity representation! I adore the cover and the synopsis already got me hooked. Can't wait to read this!
The cover really fits the story. I like books about the consequences of time travel. This book sounds really emotional.