Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Night Sky Blog Tour!

Welcome to the Night Sky Blog Tour!  For the blog tour, I decided to interview the author of Night Sky - Jolene Perry!  Click here to read more about the blog tour and the rest of the stops it will make.

Jolene Perry is a YA author who began her writing career in late 2009.  She grew up in Alaska, is an expert chaser of two kids, plays the guitar, currently lives in Alaska, loves to be outside and loves to be going fast - in a car, on a boat, on a bike, etc.  "I started writing my first book for fun, not thinking it would be a whole novel.  When I finished it, and knew I could write a whole book, the next came much more quickly.  Her favorite authors include John Green, Laurie Halse Anderson, Stephanie Perkins, and Kendare Blake.  "John Green, Ockler and Anderson are people whoe writing I HOPE to emulate - eventually...one day..."

She began writing Night Sky after watching numerous rom-com movies where the guy always gets the girl in the end.  "Jameson came from the idea that at the end of the movie, where the guy's in love with his best friend, and he DOESN'T get her, what happens then?  So, I wanted to write a "nice guy" in high school, and Jameson came to me pretty quickly.  I didn't know Sky existed until Jameson was in his Dad's porsche driving in the middle of the night.  I tried to think of someone who was the opposite of Sarah.  And then Sarah came from the idea of the all-American high school girl."  Each character was built on the previous character, creating a perfect group for Night Sky.

description for Night Sky
Girl I’ve loved, girl I’m falling for. Now that they’re both in view, the problem is clear.

After losing Sarah, the friend he’s loved, to some other guy, Jameson meets Sky. Her Native American roots, fluid movements, and need for brutal honesty become addictive fast. This is good. Jameson needs distraction – his dad leaves for another woman, his mom’s walking around like a zombie, and Sarah’s new boyfriend can’t keep his hands off of her.

As he spends time with Sky and learns about her village, her totems, and her friends with drums - she's way more than distraction. Jameson's falling for her fast.

But Sky’s need for honesty somehow doesn’t extend to her life story – and Jameson just may need more than his new girl to keep him distracted from the disaster of his senior year.

Night Sky was just released on March 1, 2012.  You can purchase it on Amazon.  Jolene's books can be found on Amazon, Goodreads and Barnes&Noble.  She is currently working on another YA novel, Knee Deep, that is due out in May.  Follow Jolene and Night Sky on Facebook, the Night Sky website, on Twitter or tweet with the #NightSky, Goodreads, her blog, or on Jolene's website.  Happy Blog Tour Day!


Tribute Books said...

What an interesting concept - to create characters that build upon each other. Love it!

Thanks Hilary for hosting Jolene today for such a great post.

HilyBee said...

Thank you Nicole/Tribute and Jolene for thinking of me and allowing me to be part of the tour! :D

Jolene Perry said...

Hey, thanks for having me =)