Wednesday, November 26, 2014

INTERVIEW -- The Shape of My Heart

The Shape of My Heart
Author Interview


Some people wait decades to meet their soul mate. Courtney Kaufman suspects she met hers in high school—only to lose him at seventeen. Since then, Courtney’s social life has been a series of meaningless encounters, though she’s made a few close friends along the way. Especially her roommate, Max Cooper, who oozes damaged bad-boy vibes from every pore.

Max knows about feeling lost and trying to move beyond the pain—he’s been on his own since he was sixteen. Now it’s time to find out if he can ever go home again, and Courtney’s the only one he trusts to go with him. But the trip to Providence could change everything…because the more time he spends with Courtney, the harder it is to reconcile what he wants and what he thinks he deserves.

It started out so simple. One misfit helping another. Now Max will do anything to show Courtney that for every heart that’s ever been broken, there’s another that can make it complete.

What inspired her to use titles from Backstreet Boys' songs?

I couldn’t resist. For some reason, when I was on the Fall 2013 Fierce Reads Tour with Leigh Bardugo, Jessica Brody, and Gennifer Albin, we were always singing the Backstreet Boys in SUVs and vans on the way to our events. Since I refined the idea for book one while on tour, I figured it was fitting to use Backstreet Boys titles as the book titles. The first book is dedicated to Leigh because I got the idea from listening to her while we were on tour. “For Leigh Bardugo, who talks about love as if it is a question that must be answered. So I tried.”

What is her favorite song by Backstreet Boys?

Picking a favorite is difficult since almost all Backstreet Boys songs earworm their way into your brain and stay there for decades. I Want it That Way is definitely one I’ve always enjoyed.

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About Ann Aguirre:

Author PhotoAnn Aguirre is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and RITA winner with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. Ann likes books, emo music, action movies, and she writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens, published with Harlequin, Macmillan, and Penguin, among others.

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