Joint YA Author Spotlight: Tiffany Brownlee & Annie Sullivan
Aug. 3, 2018
Today we are pleased to present two debut YA authors:
- Tiffany Brownlee, WRONG IN ALL THE RIGHT WAYS (Henry Holt & Co. July 2018)
- Annie Sullivan, author of A TOUCH OF GOLD (Blink Aug. 14, 2018)
Enter to win a copy of both their books!
Author of WRONG IN ALL THE RIGHT WAYS (Henry Holt & Co. July 2018)
About your book and what inspired it: My novel, WRONG IN ALL THE RIGHT WAYS, is a YA-retelling of Emily Brontë's WUTHERING HEIGHTS, and it centers on the budding (and forbidden) romance between Emma and her new foster brother, Dylan. It was inspired by its source material (Wuthering Heights), as well as Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
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Who you'd cast in the movie: I would cast Kathryn Newton as Emma, Nick Robinson as Dylan, and Victoria Justice and David Lambert as Karmin and Keegan Ortega, respectively. What a cast that would be!
Recent YA pick: Lately, I've been absolutely crazy about Rachel Lynn Solomon's YOU'LL MISS ME WHEN I'M GONEY. It's a dual-perspective novel about two twin girls who take a test and find out that one of them is going to develop Huntington's disease in the near future while the other won't. It's definitely a roller coaster ride of emotions, so prepare yourself!
One thing most people don't know about you: That I am SUCH a picky eater. I'm so picky that I don't even like my food to touch!
Where to find you online: I can be found on Twitter and Instagram using my handle @astoldbytiffb (it's the same for both), and you can also connect with me on my website https://tiffanybrownlee.com
Tiffany Brownlee is a graduate from Xavier University of Louisiana working as a middle-school English teacher in the New Orleans area. She has been writing stories since childhood and won her first creative writing award in second grade. Tiffany originally conceived of this novel as she was re-reading Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights. Wrong in All the Right Ways marks her debut.
Author of A TOUCH OF GOLD (Blink Aug. 14, 2018)
About your book & what inspired it: A TOUCH OF GOLD is a young adult fairytale retelling that follows Princess Kora, the seventeen-year-old daughter of King Midas, who has to save her kingdom by bringing back the cursed objects her father turned to gold after they’re stolen. This unique retelling was inspired back when Pirates of the Caribbean came out, and I kept thinking about cursed gold and what lengths people would go to in order to get it back, which led me to thinking about King Midas and what happened to his gold and his daughter.
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Who you'd cast in the movie: I would love to see Lily Collins play Princess Korall, Sophia Carson as Hettie (Kora's cousin), Joshua Bowman as Duke Aris (Kora’s new suitor), and Scott Eastwood as Captain Royce.
Recent YA pick: I have been loving FIREBLOOD by Elly Blake. Of course, you should start with the first book in the series—FROSTBLOOD. It’ll sweep you up in a world you won’t want to leave and characters you won’t forget.
One thing most people don't know:I have this insane talent for finding four leaf clovers. It’s like I just look down, and there they are!
Where to find you online: I love connecting with readers online! You can find me at:
Annie Sullivan grew up in Indianapolis and loves fairytales, everything Jane Austen, and traveling. Her wanderlust has taken her to every continent, where she’s walked on the Great Wall of China, found four-leaf clovers in Ireland, waddled with penguins in Antarctica, and cage dived with great white sharks in South Africa.