Jennifer Echols: The Acclaimed Young Adult Author Revealed
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Write the book you want to read.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. At the beach!
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Not traveling more before I had a child.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. Awesome. Ooooh! Ubiquitous.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. High school band director. This was my first career goal in college, but I am not a good teacher.
December 08, 2011You can download it right now! The paperback will be in stores on February 7.
It is completely coincidental but very fitting that my book shares its birthday with a special person. Gemma, the heroine of this book, is a majorette in the marching band. When I told my friends Jessica and Amy, who were majorettes in my marching band, that I needed their help writing a book, they knew exactly where their batons were and gave me a demonstration on Amy's lawn. Jessica is turning 21 for the umpteenth time today, and Amy (to whom The Ex Games is also dedicated--I pretty much mine Amy's life for my books) is turning 21 for the... see more