Today I'm pleased to have author Hannah Jayne stopping by the blog to answer a few questions about her latest young adult thriller, See Jane Run, which is out now from Sourcebooks Fire. Welcome to Supernatural Snark, Hannah!
Riley stumbles across evidence that not everything in her life is exactly as it appears to be. If you found yourself in Riley’s shoes, would you feel compelled to investigate or would you be more of the “ignorance is bliss” type in this particular situation?
I can’t leave well enough alone. I’m a picker, a poker, a looker, a “just one more”-er. I’d have to investigate.
If a playlist was created with your teenage years as inspiration, what would the first song on that list be?
Oh, good Lord. Probably Total Eclipse of the Heart. I was an emotional teen and my whole life was a powder keg giving off sparks!
See Jane Run is full of secrets small and large between Riley and her parents. What’s one small secret you didn’t feel your parents needed to know when you were a teenager?
Just one?! I kept a lot of secrets that I probably shouldn’t have. But they specifically didn’t need to know that I got arrested for breaking and entering (a total misunderstanding, I promise!) when I was sixteen and attending a party at my best friend’s house. His mom was out of town and the neighbor thought that 60 kids were breaking in.
If Riley could request the assistance of any fictional detective in figuring out what her parents are keeping from her, whom would she most like to partner with?
Sherlock Holmes! But the one who’s on TV right now because he’s super hot. Okay, maybe that’s who I’d want to pair up with…
Let’s say after her investigative experience in See Jane Run, Riley decides to start her own detective agency. What would the name and tagline of her new business be?
See Jane Run Detective Agency: We run so you don’t have to!
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SEE JANE RUN
When Riley first gets the postcard tucked into her bag, she thinks it's a joke. Then she finds a birth certificate for a girl named Jane Elizabeth O'Leary hidden inside her baby book.
Riley's parents have always been pretty overprotective. What if it wasn't for her safety...but fear of her finding out their secret? What have they been hiding? The more Riley digs for answers, the more questions she has.
The only way to know the truth? Find out what happened to Jane O'Leary.
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Hannah is the author of the UNDERWORLD DETECTION AGENCY CHRONICLES from Kensington books and the upcoming young adult thrillers TRULY, MADLY, DEADLY and SEE JANE RUN available from Sourcebooks, Inc. When she's not battling the demons of the Underworld or tackling a murderer at Hawthorne High, Jayne kicks her feet up in her San Francisco bay area home and attempts to share couch space with two enormous cats.