<— In celebration of Author Marissa Naggi’s new release “Too Much“, she’s this week’s newsletter sponsor, AND she’s put her book on a very special promotion on Amazon today. Not only is it a part of KU, but she’s giving it away today!! 😀
The author told me:
“…It’s a breezy, dialogue-heavy read with lots of young-love butterflies and relatable missteps. ..”
What’s it about?
“…In the summer before college, Nora is launched into a social interaction exposure therapy program by her roommate and best friend, Jen. She makes a series of impulsive decisions…”
And here’s a little more “personal” from the author herself:
Young adult novels have always meant a lot to me, so I knew I wanted to write about a teenager. Many of the books I read are about quiet, shy girls who aren’t into clothes or makeup. And while that’s a fine lifestyle choice, that wasn’t how my teen years looked at all. I had a loud voice, eccentric clothing and strong opinions.
I wanted to honor my personal experience, so I tried to include a lot of stories similar to the ones that shaped me, like going to parties and working at a soul-sucking job. And of course, to tell a great teen story, you have to be brutally honest about how weird dating is. For example, there’s a scene in the book where the protagonist, Nora, throws a party just hoping her crush will come. She calls it “Gatsbying,” and that’s 100% something I’ve done, too.
I picked up a book whenever I wanted to procrastinate writing, which led me to read 52 books last year. I mostly read romance novels, YA, and humorous non-fiction essay collections. Reading across genres really helped me figure out what I like: eccentric narrators and quick dialogue.