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. What do you regret most?
A. Not traveling more before I had a child.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. I wish it were my blonde hair, but I'm pretty sure it's my weird nose.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I would try to save the four girls killed in the Birmingham church bombing on September 15, 1963. I live in Birmingham and September 15 is my birthday, so they are never far from my mind.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Quentin Compson.
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