Friday, November 2, 2012

Flat Out Love

Flat Out Love:
New York Times Bestselling Author :
Jessica Park is the author of the young adult novels FLAT-OUT LOVE: Among other things. (RELATIVELY FAMOUS and the Gourmet Girl mystery series) Plus some e shorts.

A little Known Fact:
Jessica loves caffeine. I mean she loves Caffeine....

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He was tall, at least six feet, with dirty blond hair that hung over his eyes. His T-shirt read Nietzsche Is My Homeboy.
So, that was Matt. Who Julie Seagles likes. A lot. But there is also Finn. Who she flat out loves.
Complicated? Awkward? Completely.
But really, how was this freshly-minted Boston transplant and newbie college freshman supposed to know that she would end up living with the family of an old friend of her mother’s? This was all supposed to be temporary. Julie wasn’t supposed to be important to the Watkins family, or to fall in love with one of the brothers. Especially the one she’s never quite met. But what does that really matter? Finn gets her, like no one ever has before. They have connection.
But here’s the thing about love, in all its twisty, bumpy permutations – it always throws you a few curves. And no one ever escapes unscathed.

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Flat-Out Love App:Coming soon Initially the FOL app will only be available for Apple products. After that, the team will rewrite it for Android.

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How long did it take you to write FOL?
The original idea for FLAT-OUT LOVE was based on a twist on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, so I spent a number of months working on that outline. But I could never get it to work the way that I wanted it to, so I shook it out and kept the base themes, eventually outlining FOL. Once I got writing, it took about six months to complete the book plus a good month of tweaking.”
Did you get just as emotional writing FOL as you are now with your newest book?
Over specific scenes and chapters, yes. Before I'd even considered writing myself, I'd heard authors talk about how real their characters are for them, how attached they get, and how much they miss them when the book is finished. I never understood that until I wrote about Matt, Julie, Celeste, and Finn. It requires a good degree of emotional investment when writing characters, especially ones like these who are going through so much, and to deliver characters that touch readers, I had to feel what the characters did. There were some tough nights of crying, but I think it paid off.”
Did you ever think it would become as popular as it did?
I really had no idea if anyone would respond to the story, so I was rather terrified to release it. FOL is a unique story in so many ways, and I wasn't sure if I'd have a readership. Seeing it take off the way it did was stunning and wonderful.”
Is there a message you want your readers to take at the end that you didn't think a lot of people got?
The idea of not missing people who are right in front of you, not missing out on spectacular romantic relationships and friendships because someone doesn't fit into who we are taught to find appealing. Celeste is not the average preteen, but she's well worth getting to know. And Matt? He's no Finn. Julie battles this struggle herself, finding that she's drawn to the classically handsome, athletic, ultra-masculine guy, while for a while missing the more off-beat, but equally charismatic guy who is right in front of her. So ignore socially constructed ideals, and follow your heart.”

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