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’s your best quality?
A. Sticktuitiveness. Wait--wasn't that my flaw?
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. The Reavers on the canceled TV show Firefly are the most terrifying invention ever. That was a great show and I'm so sad it's gone!
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. Awesome. Ooooh! Ubiquitous.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. I have a terrific job as a copyeditor.
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