Friday, October 23, 2015

Blog Tour: Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall +Giveaway

Hi Sandy! Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

I live in New Jersey where I work as a full time author and a part time librarian. I love books, always have from the time I learned to read. I also enjoy marathoning TV shows, shopping, and recently I’ve gotten really into Broadway shows.

We here at Teen Readers' Diary are a huge fan of YA stories. Can you tell us what sets this story apart from the other books you've written?

This is only my second book, so it’s hard to make big sweeping statements, but to me the biggest difference is that A Little Something Different was written in first person from fourteen different points of view and Signs Point to Yes is written in third person with far fewer characters involved.

For you what's the hardest part about writing a book, the start or the ending? And why?

I’d have to say the start. No matter how much I brainstorm and plan, the first line of a book is so hard to get down on paper. Even when I acknowledge the fact that it can change. There’s just so much pressure to get it right and capture your audience from the beginning.

What are the most surprising things about publishing and being an author since your first book deal?

Probably that editorial letters are NOT terrifying. I think sometimes there’s this misconception that editors want to tear apart your work and steal your soul, but I have such a great editor. It’s so much fun to collaborate and work together to produce the best book possible.

Can you share some random things about you that people may be surprised to know?

I failed writing in college! It was an expository writing class, so not quite the same as creative writing, but still. It was a huge blow to my ego. I definitely never expected to be a published author after failing a class.

What's the best piece of advice can you give to aspiring authors?

Keep writing! Don’t give up!

What's next for Sandy Hall?

I’m working on a new book of course, but nothing official yet! And October is for planning with National Novel Writing Month just around the corner!

Signs Point to Yes 
by Sandy Hall 

Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: October 20th 2015
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
The author of A Little Something Different brings you the most adorkable romance ever.

Jane, a superstitious fangirl, takes an anonymous babysitting job to avoid an unpaid internship with her college-obsessed mom. The only problem? She’s babysitting the siblings of her childhood friend and new crush, Teo.

Teo doesn’t dislike Jane, but his best friend Ravi hates her, and is determined to keep them apart. So Teo’s pretty sure his plans for a peaceful summer are shot. His only hope is that his intermittent search for his birth father will finally pan out and he’ll find a new, less awkward home. Meanwhile, at Jane’s house, her sister Margo wants to come out as bisexual, but she’s terrified of how her parents will react.

In a summer filled with secrets and questions, even Jane’s Magic 8 ball can’t give them clear answers, but Signs Point to Yes.

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I’m a teen librarian from New Jersey where I was born and raised. I have a BA in Communication and a Master of Library and Information Science from Rutgers University. When I’m not writing, or teen librarian-ing, I enjoy reading, slot machines, marathoning TV shows, and long scrolls through Tumblr. A LITTLE SOMETHING DIFFERENT is my first novel.

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