Teen Read Week 2017: Author Chat with Pintip Dunn (Seize Today), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Pintip Dunn (Seize Today)

as part of YABC's Teen Read Week!

Read on for more about Pintip, her novel, plus a giveaway!

 

 

Meet Pintip Dunn!

 

Pintip Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author of YA fiction. She graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. She received her J.D. at Yale Law School.

Pintip’s novel, FORGET TOMORROW, won the RWA RITA® for Best First Book. It is also a finalist for the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire, the Japanese Sakura Medal, the MASL Truman Award, and the Tome Society It list. In addition, THE DARKEST LIE was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her other books include REMEMBER YESTERDAY, SEIZE TODAY, and GIRL ON THE VERGE.

She lives with her husband and children in Maryland.

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Meet Seize Today!

 
 

Conclusion to the New York Times bestselling and award-winning series, Forget Tomorrow.  

Seventeen-year-old Olivia Dresden is a precognitive. Since different versions of people’s futures flicker before her eyes, she doesn’t have to believe in human decency. She can see the way for everyone to be their best self-if only they would make the right decisions. No one is more conflicted than her mother, and Olivia can only watch as Chairwoman Dresden chooses the dark, destructive course every time. Yet Olivia remains fiercely loyal to the woman her mother could be.

But when the chairwoman captures Ryder Russell, the striking and strong-willed boy from the rebel Underground, Olivia sees a vision of her own imminent death…at Ryder’s hand. Despite her bleak fate, she rescues Ryder and flees with him, drawing her mother’s fury and sparking a romance as doomed as Olivia herself. As the full extent of Chairwoman Dresden’s gruesome plan is revealed, Olivia must find the courage to live in the present-and stop her mother before she destroys the world.

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~ Interview for Teen Read Week ~

 
 

YABC:  What book or books were your go-to choice when you were a teen?

The YA genre didn't exist as it does today when I was a teen, so I think I mostly read adult novels in my later teens. In my earlier teen years, however, I absolutely devoured Anne of Green Gables, The Babysitters Club, Sweet Valley High. I think there was also a Cheerleaders series and a Sunset High series. Basically, I loved any books where I could read about a set of characters...and keep reading...and keep reading. Every year, I asked for books for my birthday, and every year, that's what I received! 



YABC:  Did you prefer a specific genre as a teen? Or was any genre game?

I loved romance, science fiction, and thriller, and my favs (in each respective genre) were Nora Roberts, Orson Scott Card, and John Grisham. Hmmm... those are the genres I love to read (and write!) now! Isn't that interesting? I actually didn't realize that until just this moment. Despite that preference, however, I read everything, so any genre was game!



YABC:  What current YA book would you recommend to your teenage self?

I would recommend The Hunger Games to my teenage self. That book literally changed my life. Before I read it, I had been jumping from genre to genre in writing, trying to find the right fit for my voice. As soon as I read THG, however, I knew I had found my home in young adult fiction. I only wish I had discovered it earlier. 

 

I still consider that book to be absolute perfection. Funny story: this past spring, I picked up TGH to review it because I was going to be role-playing Peeta. What was supposed to be a cursory scan ended up with me staying up hours past my usual bedtime because I could not put the book down. (Never mind that I'd already read it half a dozen times!) 



YABC:  What do you love most about the YA genre?

I love how YA books center on the journey of teens discovering who they really are -- and oftentimes, that person is stronger, braver, and more capable than they ever imagined. I love this limitless potential that we find in YA characters, and it inspires me to reach for my very best self.



YABC:   What advice would you give teens who might want to be a writer?

Persevere. If writing is your passion, if you feel like your very best self when you are lost in a story, then pursue it. Don't let negativity sway you from your dream. I was rejected 150 times before I received my first offer of publication. If I had given up after any one of those times, I wouldn't be where I am today. I wouldn't be living my dream.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Seize Today

By: Pintip Dunn

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Release Date: October 3rd, 2017

 

 

*GIVEAWAY DETAILS* 

One winner will win signed copies of all three books in the Forget Tomorrow series:
Forget Tomorrow, Remember Yesterday, and Seize Today ~ (US Only)
 
 
 
 

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John on Monday, 23 October 2017 17:01

"What was your favorite book that you read when you were a Teen? Comment below!" Penrod, Brave New World.

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"What was your favorite book that you read when you were a Teen? Comment below!" Penrod, Brave New World.
Lily M. on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 05:09

Looking forward to checking this book out ? My favorite book as a teen would be Daughter of the Forest ?

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Looking forward to checking this book out ? My favorite book as a teen would be Daughter of the Forest ?
Candice Gigous on Monday, 30 October 2017 06:11

One of my favorite books that I read as a teen was Gossip Girl.

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One of my favorite books that I read as a teen was Gossip Girl.
Anne on Monday, 06 November 2017 21:08

I love all of Christopher Pike's books when I was a teen! They are all my favorites!

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I love all of Christopher Pike's books when I was a teen! They are all my favorites!
Penny Olson on Sunday, 12 November 2017 00:02

I liked To Kill a Mockingbird, Brave New World, and

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I liked To Kill a Mockingbird, Brave New World, and
Penny Olson on Sunday, 12 November 2017 00:03

and the Handmaid's Tale.

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and the Handmaid's Tale.
Danielle Hammelef on Sunday, 12 November 2017 10:43

My favorite book as a teen was Little Women.

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My favorite book as a teen was Little Women.
Dianna G. on Sunday, 12 November 2017 19:38

One book that I loved as a teen was Animal Farm. It made me think about tough subjects like government, society, and relationships in a whole new way.

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One book that I loved as a teen was Animal Farm. It made me think about tough subjects like government, society, and relationships in a whole new way.
Kelly G on Sunday, 12 November 2017 23:20

I loved Leftovers by Laura Weiss as a teen.

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I loved Leftovers by Laura Weiss as a teen.

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