#MeetTheNewbs ~Jenn Marie Thorne Author of The Wrong Side of Right (Guest Post + Giveaway)


Meet The Newbies is a blog event co-hosted by Dana @DanaSquare and I, in which we introduce you to all of the new kids in school, the 2015 debut authors!

Meet Jenn Marie Thorne:

Jenn Marie Thorne writes YA fiction from her home in beautiful Gulfport, Florida, alongside her dashing husband, her two daring toddlers, and her trusty hound Molly. An NYU-Tisch grad with a BFA in Drama, Jenn still enjoys making a fool of herself on at least a weekly basis. Other hobbies include writing about herself in the third-person, studying classical voice, learning languages, and traveling the world with her family. Her debut novel, THE WRONG SIDE OF RIGHT, is coming March 17, 2015 from Dial Books for Young Readers (Penguin).




Meet Her Debut Novel:

Kate Quinn’s mom died last year, leaving Kate parentless and reeling. So when the unexpected shows up in her living room, Kate must confront another reality she never thought possible—or thought of at all. Kate does have a father. He’s a powerful politician. And he’s running for U.S. President. Suddenly, Kate’s moving in with a family she never knew she had, joining a campaign in support of a man she hardly knows, and falling for a rebellious boy who may not have the purest motives. This is Kate’s new life. But who is Kate? When what she truly believes flies in the face of the campaign’s talking points, she must decide. Does she turn to the family she barely knows, the boy she knows but doesn’t necessarily trust, or face a third, even scarier option?

Set against a backdrop of politics, family, and first love, this is a story of personal responsibility, complicated romance, and trying to discover who you are even as everyone tells you who you should be.


Jenn's debut was heartwarming and lovely, you can check out my review here. Today Jenn plays two truths and a lie!

Guest Post:

Two Truths and a Lie 

I'm a fiction writer, through and through--so much so that my journals often jump from descriptions of daily minutiae to imagined conversations between the people sitting across the room from me at Panera to detailed descriptions of books I will never write. My head stays in the clouds for much of the day, so that sometimes it's hard for even me to tell what's boring old truth and what's fiction. See if you've got better luck with the following two truths…and a lie. Bwahahahahaaa. (Post your guesses in the comments! If you're right, I'll DM you on Twitter and we can form a secret society of people who have read this blog post.)

1) My mom once hired a pet psychic to find out why our golden retriever was limping. He told her that the tile floors hurt his feet, but didn't get much further than that, because our fat orange cat Wembley started butting into the conversation with complaints of his own. He wanted to know why he was tired and winded all the time when he tried to chase birds. My mom had the psychic tell Wembley that it was because he was fat and out of shape. Wembley's reply has become our family's favorite quote: "I don't care. I love to eat, and I'm not gonna stop!"

2) When I was in elementary school, I faked a food allergy. Other kids in my class had allergies and I wasn't allergic to anything, so I felt boring and excluded and told my teachers that I was allergic to food coloring. So whenever there was a birthday party, they took extra care to give me slices of cake without icing or bright colors. Sometimes I had to sit out treats, but I still never admitted it and, as far as I know, they never figured it out.

3) I lived with my dad, stepmom and brother in a haunted house in Charleston. It was a rental we were staying in while the house they live in now was being built. It wasn't particularly old, not by Charleston standards, but I never liked it. It gave me a sick, uneasy feeling every time I set foot inside, but I thought at first that it was the tacky linoleum floors or the bug-infested garden I was reacting to. One night, I was up late reading in bed, the rest of the family asleep, when I heard footsteps coming up the stairs and stopping halfway. Then coming up the stairs again, from the bottom. And then again. And again. I ran and shut my door, but in the morning it was open, and my parents told me they'd woken up to find it that way. After we moved out, my stepmom confessed that she'd seen the upper torso of a woman on more than one occasion, and even my skeptical father had heard and felt someone walking up behind him as he packed up our bathroom, only to find no one there.

There you have it. Two truths and a lie. Start your guesses!

Jenn is kindly giving away a signed copy of her book, button, and bookmark to one lucky (international) winner!

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16 comments:

  1. I'm so excited for this book! The summary's so intriguing! Also, the cover is nothing less of GORGEOUS! Tis sooo pretttttyyyyyyy!! <3 <3 Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  2. Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

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  3. I really enjoyed The Right Side of Wrong when I read it earlier this year, it's one of my favourite 2015 reads, and would love the opportunity to have a signed copy! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  4. The cover is pretty:) Interesting book!

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  5. I loved the Two Truths and a Lie. I wish I was able to make mine that interesting. I already had this book on my TBR. I like these stories, where the characters experience such major disruptions to their lives and we get to see how they handle it. Looking forward to reading this.

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  6. I really like this post Jenn and for the life of I can't guess which would be the lie is :/ I've heard great things about this book though and the cover is to die for. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  7. I'm not sure which are true or which is the lie, but I DO KNOW that I can't wait to read this book! -Jennifer Y.

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  8. Thank you for the international giveaway :)

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  9. I have always wanted to read The Wrong Side of Right! And the cover is so gorgeous! I enjoyed reading the guest post, by the way, and I have a feeling that #1 is the lie, haha :P Great post, Rach!

    Jillian @ Jillian's Books

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  10. Hahaha this post is awesome! I loved The Wrong Side of Right, and Thorne seems like such a sweet author! These #MeetTheNewbs posts are awesome.

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  11. Thanks for the lovely giveaway! It's kind of hard to guess which ones are true and which one is the lie, because I can honestly imagine all three happen in real life, but for some reason I think the 3rd one is the lie? Hahah I'm most likely wrong, but guessing was fun. :)

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  12. I've heard great things about this debut and would love to read it! Thanks for the fun post and giveaway.

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  13. I loved this book and I would love it even more if I had a signed copy! :)

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  14. I read many good reviews abou this one. It sounds interesting! Can't wait to read it :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. This is soo cool! Thank you so much for this♥

    - Jumana @ Books by Jay

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