2K18 Member Spotlight: Jessica Pennington
BOOK TITLE: Love Songs & Other Lies
PUBLISHER: Tor Teen/Macmillan
RELEASE DATE: April 24, 2018
About LOVE SONGS & OTHER LIES
It’s summer romance and second chances, the songs that stay in your head, and the boy you’ll never forget.
Two years after rock-song-worthy heartbreak, Virginia Miller is looking forward to a fun, carefree summer. Her friends just landed a spot on a battling bands reality show, and Vee is joining them for her dream internship on tour. Three months with future rockstars seems like an epic summer plan. Until she learns she’ll also be sharing the bus with Cam. Her first love, and her first heartbreak. Now Vee has more than just cameras to dodge, and Cam’s determination to win her forgiveness is causing TMZ-worthy problems for both of them. With cameras rolling, she’ll have to decide if her favorite breakup anthem deserves a new ending. And if she’s brave enough to expose her own secrets to keep Cam’s under wraps.
Jessica is a young adult author and professional romantic. When she's not writing kissing books, you can find her planning swoon-worthy events as a professional wedding planner and floral designer. Her debut novel, LOVE SONGS & OTHER LIES, will be published in April 2018 by Tor Teen/Macmillan. You can find her in a Michigan beach town suspiciously similar to the one in her novel, where she spends more time on her laptop than on the beach!
WHAT'S THE BEST ADVICE YOU CAN GIVE TO ASPIRING WRITERS?
All that’s need to be a writer, is to write. Surround yourself with others who love to write, and who will push you. And if you want to be an author, don’t give up! Send out those queries, attend those workshops, and just keep going!
WHAT DOES FEARLESS MEAN TO YOU?
Fearless means being willing to take the chance that you’ll fail.
WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?
Heights! And bridges!
HOW DO YOU APPROACH FEAR IN THE WRITING PROCESS?
I feel like the biggest hurdle is believing you can do something, so I’m a big fan of having my writing space filled with things that motivate me. I have my first editorial letter on my bulletin board, a little note my agent sent me congratulating me on my book sale, and my favorite quote, “She believed she could, so she did.”