Author Chat with Sophie Jordan (Sixteen Scandals), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)
Today we're excited to chat with Sophie Jordan author of
Read on for more about Sophie, her book, plus an giveaway!
Meet Sophie Jordan!
Sophie Jordan is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of Avon historical romances. She lives in Houston with her family. Visit her online at www.sophiejordan.net, on Twitter @SoVerySophie, and on Instagram @sosophiejordan.
Meet Sixteen Scandals!
The youngest of four daughters, Primrose Ainsworth is used to getting lost in the shuffle. But when her parents decide to delay her debut into English society, Prim hatches a plan to go rogue on the night of her sixteenth birthday.
Donning a mask, Prim escapes to the infamous Vauxhall Gardens for one wild night. When her cover is nearly blown, a mysterious stranger intercedes, and Prim finds an unexpected partner in mischief . . . and romance. But when it’s revealed her new ally isn’t who he says he is, her one night of fun may last past dawn.
In this frothy regency romp perfect for fans of Austen-esque flirtation and Shakespearean hijinks, sometimes a little scandal can be a good thing.
~ Author Chat ~
YABC: What gave you the inspiration to write this book?
I have been a fan of historical romance ever since I read my first one ... which I lifted off my grandmother’s nightstand. I won’t confess how long ago that was! Then, of course, later down the road I began writing my own historical romances. Recently, however, it dawned on me that I should write a young adult historical romance. SIXTEEN SCANDALS really is the marriage of two things I love— historical romance and young adult fiction.
YABC: Who is your favorite character in the book?
This book is largely devoted to Primrose, aka Prim. I would have to give her the title of favorite character.
YABC: Which came first, the title or the novel?
I think quite possibly they happened simultaneously. It went like this: I should write a young adult historical romance…and it should be called SIXTEEN SCANDALS, serving as a very slight homage to the old 80s movie.
YABC: Do you have a favorite writing snack?
It’s more like a writing drink… I love iced coffees and hot lattes while I work.
YABC: Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you've learned as a writer from then to now?
Wow. There have been a lot of things I learned since I started my career. I think the most important one is to be honest to the storyteller in you and continue to hone your craft. Everything else can change, ie, the industry/market. But the only thing you can control is the state of your craft. Protect and nurture that.
YABC: What do you like most about the cover of the book?
It is the most delightful thing!! And it perfectly captures the book…down to every little nuance and detail. Oh, yeah. I LOVE that it is nuanced and detailed.
YABC: What’s on your TBR pile?
EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU by Celeste Ng.
YABC: What’s a book you’ve recently read and loved?
I recently read and loved Megan Miranda‘s THE PERFECT STRANGER.
YABC: What’s up next for you?
I am currently working on my next historical romance novel…that should be finished soon and then I am not sure what I want to do next. I have several ideas!
YABC: Are there any film adaptations, tv shows, audiobooks, or other adaptations in the works for this book?
SIXTEEN SCANDALS is available in audiobook.
YABC: Which was the most difficult or emotional scene to narrate?
It was probably chapter one. Traditionally the opening is the most difficult for me. The point in which you begin a book and spring from there…it is always a challenge. I have to hook the reader and immediately establish empathy and connection with the protagonist. Pressure!
YABC: Which character gave you the most trouble when writing your latest book?
Well, in SIXTEEN SCANDALS you will meet Prim’s mother...I would not characterize her as the straight up villain, but she is pretty close. Those characters are probably the most challenging to write.
YABC: Which part of the writing process do you enjoy more: Drafting or revising?
I enjoy whatever it is I’m not doing. LOL
YABC: What would you say is your superpower?
I would say that my superpower is the ability to rewrite.
YABC: Is there an organization or cause that is close to your heart?
I am a fan of all the good that Planned Parenthood provides for women in communities across the country.
YABC: What advice would you give to new writers?
Write. I know it sounds so simple. But nothing can happen without words on the page. And read! That is the best form of inspiration for me as a writer.
By: Sophie Jordan
Release Date: May 25th, 2021
Publisher: HMH Teen
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