#MeetTheNewbs ~ Sharon Huss Roat Author of Between the Notes (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 Sharon Huss Roat:

Sharon Huss Roat grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Delaware with her husband and two children. She worked in public relations for 20 years before deciding what she really wanted to be when she grew up. BETWEEN THE NOTES is her debut novel. When she's not writing (or reading) books for young adults, you might find her planting vegetables in her backyard garden or sewing costumes for a school musical. Visit her online at www.sharonroat.com or on Twitter @sharonwrote.

Meet Her Debut Novel:

On sale: June 16, 2015
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN (Hardcover): 978-0-06-229172-1

ISBN (e-book): 978-0-06-22914-5

When Ivy Emerson’s family loses their house—complete with her beloved piano—the fear of what’s to come seizes her like a bad case of stage fright. Only this isn’t one of her single, terrifying performances. It’s her life.

And it isn’t pretty.

Ivy is forced to move with her family out of their affluent neighborhood to Lakeside, also known as “the wrong side of the tracks.” Hiding the truth from her friends—and the cute new guy in school, who may have secrets of his own—seems like a good idea at first. But when a bad boy next door threatens to ruin everything, Ivy’s carefully crafted lies begin to unravel . . . and there is no way to stop them.

As things get to the breaking point, Ivy turns to her music, some unlikely new friends, and the trusting heart of her disabled little brother. She may be surprised that not everyone is who she thought they were . . . including herself.

Debut author Sharon Huss Roat crafts a charming and timely story of what happens when life as you know it flips completely upside down.

Sharon's debut sounds riveting and wonderful. Today she shares some truths and lies! Can you guess which is the lie?

Guest Post ~ Two Truths & A Lie:

About me (or not!):

1) I am an excellent speller
2) I never took a creative writing class
3) I got a perfect score for verbal on my SATs

Answer: * highlight *  * #3 is a lie. I did okay but nowhere near perfect! *

1) I still hold the record for high jump at my high school
2) I have bungee jumped off three bridges and in two redwood forests
3) I once leapt from the stage in the middle of a clarinet solo

Answer: * highlight *  * #2 is a lie. Never have. Never will! *

1) I have never read the Harry Potter series
2) My favorite book in high school was Joy in the Morning by Betty Smith
3) I have read Jane Eyre six times and watched every Jane Eyre movie ever made

Answer: * highlight *  * #1 is a big, fat lie. I’ve read all the HP books many times! *

About Ivy, the main character in Between the Notes:

1) Ivy ends up with the sweet, sensitive, mysterious boy
2) Ivy ends up with the smart, sexy, misunderstood boy
3) Ivy ends up with neither boy

Answer: * highlight *  * You thought I’d tell? Hah! Read the book to find out! *

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Remember to mark down on your calendar that today, June 20th @ 4pm EST the second Meet The Newbies twitter chat is taking place using the hashtag #MTN2015

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  1. Omg ahaha I loved this guest post! So much fun to read and that last response... sneaky ;)

  2. Thanks for the giveaways I am excited to read Sharon's first novel!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  3. I love love love the cover of this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Thank you for the giveaway! :)

  5. This book sounds really good. I'll be on the lookout for it!


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