Friday, June 3, 2011

Character Interview + Giveaway: Jamie from Tighter


I'm thrilled to be joined today by Jamie from Adele Griffin's paranormal young adult novel TIGHTER! She's going to answer just a couple questions about her experiences at Skylark and her ability to see things other people can't. If you're interested, you can read my review of TIGHTER here.

If you could go back and change anything that happened with Sean Ryan now that you know the outcome, what would you change?


I’d request a transfer to Ms. Delgado’s chemistry class. Otherwise it would all happen exactly the same. I believe in fate.

Isa seems like a pretty easy to care for little girl and she’s almost always happy just being in your company. Which of Isa’s fun made up games is your favorite? Your least favorite?

Isa is easy, as it all goes like that Frank Sinatra song: I Did It My Way. Otherwise she can be a nightmare. I loved messing around in the kitchen with her since it bugged Connie. We made molten center brownies to die for. I am totally not into her love of Movie Musicals, especially Annie.

You can sense when there’s a presence nearby, can you describe for us what it feels like physically when you instinctively know they’re there?

Sure. It’s very physical and very, very intimate. Like being kissed on the mouth, or having someone lick up the back of your neck. Hard to ignore.

If you could ask the ghosts of Peter and Jessie one question about their deaths, what would it be?

Of course one of those deaths intrigues me more. I would ask: when did you know? The moment? The moment before the moment? Your whole, entire life? When?

You enjoy reading nursery rhymes and poetry, is there one rhyme or poem in particular that is a favorite?

You know I like Billy Collins, since he is someone whose poems aren’t riddles to me. Here’s a poem he wrote about teaching poetry.

Introduction to Poetry by Billy Collins

I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light
like a color slide
or press an ear against its hive.
I say drop a mouse into a poem
and watch him probe his way out,
or walk inside the poem's room
and feel the walls for a light switch.
I want them to waterski_across the surface of a poem
waving at the author's name on the shore.
But all they want to do_is tie the poem to a chair with rope
and torture a confession out of it.
They begin beating it with a hose
to find out what it really means.

Do you think if Isa was in need of an au pair again you would consider taking the job?

Oh, gosh. It will probably be a very, very long time before I think I am ready to care for another human life other than my own.

Your summer at Skylark was intense and revealing, is there one moment you will remember more than others?

That I survived it at all is amazing. And Sebastian. Always Sebastian.

If we asked Sebastian to describe you in just a few words, what do you think he would say?

Smartest, sexiest girl he ever met? Kidding. I’m crossing my fingers that he would just say I’m worth a trip down to Maplewood, NJ.

Thanks so much for stopping by Jamie! For more information on TIGHTER and Adele Griffin, you can find her here:


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GIVEAWAY

It's been a giveaway kind of week this week! A huge thank you to all the fabulous people who have donated books and prizes to the blog these past several days, and a special thank you today to Teen Book Scene and Adele Griffin for offering up a copy of TIGHTER to one winner! To enter, just leave a comment with a valid email address so I can contact you if you win. Contest is open to US and Canadian residents only and will run through midnight EST on June 10th after which time a winner will be chosen by Random.org and announced on the blog. Good luck everyone!

64 comments:

  1. This book sounds so great

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  2. I loved you review of this book and "Jamie's" interview. These character interviews are great fun and surviving is amazing. Thank you for the chance to win this book!

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  3. I just read Tighter the other night, after having checked it out from the library. I LOVED it, and it's definitely one of those books you've got to re-read again to grasp it all. I'd love to have a copy of my own!

    Bekka
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  4. I'd love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. I can't wait to read Tighter; I like Jamie already :) I love character interviews!

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  6. Jamie sounds like a smart and interesting character. Looking forward to reading Tighter :)

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  7. jamie sounds awesome. can't wait to find out more.

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  8. Count me in, sound fabulous!

    Vivien
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  9. Oh I've been wanting to read this one. It sounds awesome and I've heard great things about it not to mention the cover is too scary cool.

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  10. Nice character interview. I must say that how a presence feels sounds really creepy. I would be scared

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  11. This sounds like a great book and I'd love to win it.

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  12. Thank you for the giveaway and the interview. This book looks pretty amazing, and the cover is great... It caught my attention the first day I saw it. This book is definitely on my list...

    Thank you.

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  13. I've heard such great things about this book- thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  14. Excited to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. Thanks for the giveaway! I have been wanting to read this!

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  16. I love the interviews! I'm going to take time this summer and interview my characters!


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  17. I love these character interviews....definitely got me interested in the book. Thank you for the giveaway! Chris327@mac.com

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  18. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  20. Great interview! I just won this from Small Review. I'm excited to read it.

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  21. What a mysterious character interview! I'm very intrigued. I especially liked what Jamie said about how it feels when there's presence nearby! *shivers*

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  22. I've heard nothing but good things about Tighter! Thanks for the giveaway Jenny :D

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  23. This is a must-read for me! I'd love to win a copy, thank you for the chance :)

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  24. This book looks so intriguing! Please enter me :)

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  25. Thanks for the giveaway and great character interview, I loved it :)

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  26. This book has been getting some mega hype. Thanks for hosting a giveaway, Jenny!
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  27. This book always sounded a bit too creepy for me...as you can tell I'm a big wimp.

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  28. This book sounds amazing! I would love to read it!

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  29. I'd love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  30. Sounds great. Thanks for the chance!

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  31. This book looks pretty good. Nice interview. The cover and interview freaked me out a bit, in a good way. ;)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  32. Keep hearing about this one.

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  33. It looks so good! I would love to win.

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  34. Such a cute character interview. I need to read this one.

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  35. Oh, how strange that she describes the feeling of a presence as being intimate. I would think it would be, you know, more creepy than that, haha. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  36. Thank you so much for the giveaway! The character interview was so charming <33

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  37. This cover always creeps me out! Thanks so much for the giveaway :)

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  38. Thanks for the character interview. They are awesome sneek peaks into books.

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  39. Jaime sounds like a really interesting character that has got a good head on her shoulders. Awesome questions, Jenny!

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  40. I need it, I need it, I need it!!!

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  41. Seriously...how have I yet to read this book?! Oh wait, I forgot, I'm retarded. Anyhoo, I want to know more about this character - the answers were too fun and insightful! Please enter me because I'm too lazy to go to the store and buy a copy for myself ;)

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    PS. I still miss you.

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  42. Victoria ZumbrumJune 3, 2011 at 10:52 PM

    Please enter me in contest. I really want to read this book. It sounds very good. Tore923@aol.com

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  43. This book looks so awesome!
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  44. GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads
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  45. I would love to read this! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  46. Thanks for the giveaway~ looks like a great book!

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  47. Thanks for the giveaway
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  48. Wow Jenny! It has been a huge character interview and giveaway week for you. Thanks for sharing all of this with us.

    The Always Sebastian bit melted my heart.

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    p.s. I really need to get a shorter e-mail addy. JS

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  49. I really want to read this book! Thanks for a great giveaway:)
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  50. Wow thanks for the chance to win :)

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  51. The cover of this book is so eerie. Loved the interview!

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  52. I liked reading The Introduction to Poetry poem. Sometimes poems are just meant to be enjoyed rather than analyzed to death.

    Thanks for the giveaway, Jenny!
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  53. Great interview & giveaway!!

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  54. I <3 character interviews! More so when I've already read the book, but this makes the book sound more interesting! :)

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  55. The interview makes me want to read this book even more!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  56. GFC: heykiddego
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    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  57. I've been really wanting to read this one. Yay for giveaways!

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  58. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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  59. I've been wanting to read this. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  60. This book is on my TBR list, so it would really help my pocketbook if I won a copy and didn't have to buy one! Thanks for the great giveaway:)
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  61. Great interview! I love the title of this book! lol!

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  62. sounds like a great book!

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  63. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  64. Tighter sounds so awesome, thanks for the giveaway!

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