Monday, May 24, 2021

Author Interview - The Somewhere I See You Again by Nancy Thorne #YARomance

1. Are you currently binge-watching anything on Netflix? What keeps you glued to the screen?

Isn’t everybody binging on Netflix these days? These are crazy times. I love suspenseful stories that keep my interest. Of course, I binged on Tiger King, along with bags of potato chips. I enjoy non-fiction stories like biographies and documentaries. Non-fiction stories allow me to decipher the personalities and lives of others, and what made/makes them tick. It feeds my natural curious nature.

2. Do you prefer movies or TV series?

As long as a movie or series is interesting, I enjoy them both. Also, I love going out to the theater to see movies and am waiting impatiently for all of us to be able to return to them.

3. Have you ever peeked at the end of a book?

Great question! Yes, I admit to peeking at times, but really it only happens when I’m not enjoying the book. If I start to get bored with a book, say in the middle of the story, I’ll flip to the ending. If the ending seems juicy, I’ll probably muddle through the middle. But if the ending is predictable, I’ll skip to the last chapter.

4. What are some of your hobbies, interests, or guilty pleasures?

Okay, my guilty pleasure is easy: chocolate! As far as hobbies go, I’m into daily walks my husband and I take with our dogs, a Labrador and a corgi, through an enchanting forest near my home. My interests also include going on road trips anywhere in Canada and the United States, whenever possible. I also love to bake basically anything. My family bought me a stand mixer as a gift and it’s like having a helper in the kitchen.

5. When it comes to reading do you prefer standalones or series?

I prefer standalones, probably because I hate to wait for the next in the series to come out. Perhaps I should be more patient. 

The Somewhere I See You Again
Nancy Thorne

Genre: YA Romance

Tagline: The lives of two teenage girls take a dramatic turn when both their families face financial ruin. Blackmail may be their only solution - and undoing.

Hannah will resort to anything to save her mother’s life. Including blackmail.Even if the target is the former boyfriend of her goody-goody best friend, Stacy.

Except, he just moved to the West Coast, and now it’s up to Hannah to convince Stacy to hitchhike with her cross-country to confront him.

It’s 1971. Change is happening. And Hannah’s understanding of the world is about to be tested by those she encounters along the way, includinga gorgeous draft dodger.

Someone is about to face a deathly experience. But it’s not Hannah’s mother.

The Somewhere I See You Again is an extraordinary story about the life-changing power of love and friendship against insurmountable odds 

Excerpt 3

Expensive jeans and the newest styles of desert boots and sneakers shuffle in front of us. My eyes follow denim up to a zipper then to a pocket stuffed with a hand. A blue T-shirt with a Rolling Stones logo covers what appears to be a flabby abdomen. I gaze up at a face that distorts from my angle. The guy peers down. He’s not attractive, but not ugly either.

“You have the coolest hair,” he says to Stacy.

I’ve never considered Stacy’s hair cool to be honest. Guess I’m just used to it. But looking at it now I can see what he means. Far past her shoulders, it’s parted in the middle and each side gleams copper in the setting sun.

Stacy leans back and lifts her chin. “Um thanks. We live on the other side of the park.”

“You two from Slum Hill?” the short guy blurts.

“It’s Sloan Hill, “ I snarl.

“Don’t mind him, he’s a dickhead,” says a scrawny guy, swiping at a thick head of hair too big for his body.

“You know someone around here?” the not attractive but not ugly asks.

“Nope.” I wonder the same about him. But he gazes at Stacy like he wants her to answer. Like I’m invisible.

“Your school the one being torn down?” he tries again.

Stacy does a hair flip. “Yep. We’ll be going to Carver this year.”

“Oh yeah? That’s our school.”

“What’s is like?” Stacy asks in her polite, doltish way. “Are the teachers strict?”

“Depends on who you get. Some are cool. Some are assholes. It’s sure gonna be crowded this year.”

The group continues down the road in their boy-pack parade.

Except for him.

“I could grab the keys and give you a ride home if you want.” He brushes aside straight bangs. “It’s a long walk to SlumI mean, Sloan Hill.”

“You live near here?” I ask.

He lets out a laugh. “Yeah, real near.”

He points to my dream house, and the robin’s egg blue convertible parked in the carport.


About the Author:

Nancy Thorne is an award-winning author of fiction inspired by the romance and courage of youth.

Born and raised in Toronto, Nancy fostered a passion for words and creating stories in grade school but hid it much too well. Bringing to life a lifelong dream, her short stories have recently appeared in anthologies and literary journals.

Her debut novel, VICTORIAN TOWN, a  young adult paranormal romance with mystery and time travel elements, was released in 2018 and won First Place for the 2019 Dante Rossetti Award.

Nancy Thorne’s work has appeared in over seven major publications including The First Line Literary Journal and Chicken Soup for the Soul.

She has received several awards and accolades including the Writer’s Award from the APL. Her works continue to appear in many journals and online publications. She lives just outside of Toronto with her loving family, energetic labrador, and an entertaining corgi.

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