Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Interview: Aaron Karo + Galgorithm


Today I have the pleasure of welcoming author Aaron Karo to the blog to answer a few questions about his newest release from Simon & Schuster, Galgorithm. I've always been a sucker for stories that deal with the giving of romantic advice, especially when that advice leads people humorously astray as that would inevitably be what happened should I try my hand at it. I hope you all enjoy the interview!

If your teenage self had requested Shane’s help, what’s the first thing he would have told you?

Lose the Zubaz. (If you don't know what that is, Google it!)

*I totally did. It was worth it.*

If Shane and Will Smith’s Hitch were ever to team up and combine their romantic wisdom, what might the resulting business name be?

Shane doesn't charge for his guidance so he would convince Will Smith to offer his services for free and call it Hitch.org

To help a larger number of guys on a broader basis Shane decides to put out a top ten list of the biggest mistakes teenage guys tend to make when approaching girls. What are the top three things on that list?

1) Not approaching her at all. Being too scared of rejection (otherwise known as pre-rejection or prejection) and standing in the corner instead of giving it a shot. What do you have to lose?

2) Not dressing to impress. It's what's inside that counts. But the outside also counts.

3) Being the same. Using the same moves and complimenting her on the same things as every other guy. Be different. Stand out. Make an impression.

If the Shane at the end of Galgorithm could give the Shane at the beginning one piece of advice regarding what’s to come for him, what would he most want pre-Galgorithm Shane to know?

Sometimes instead of following a formula, you have to follow your heart.

Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions Aaron!

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GALGORITHM


A romantic comedy about high school, heartbreak, and having all the answers.

What if the secrets of dating and love were revealed in one simple formula? That's the tantalizing proposition high school senior Shane Chambliss offers the hopeless and hapless guys who come to him for relationship advice.

After the girl of his dreams breaks his heart, Shane devises a mysterious formula called the Galgorithm and establishes himself as the resident dating guru at Kingsview High School. But his attempts to master the art of romance go outrageously awry.

As Shane tries to navigate the ensuing drama, he must follow his heart, abandon all the rules, and ignore his own advice in a quest for true love. What he discovers, no formula could ever predict...



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27 comments:

  1. I read this one and it was a fun read from the guy's perspective. It would make a great movie.

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  2. Great questions! So true. "-biggest mistakes teenage guys tend to make when approaching girls. What are the top three things on that list?"

    Be different. Stand out. Make an impression.

    This sounds so sweet and fun - making sure to put it on my TBR list.
    Have a wonderful weekend, Jenny! : )

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    1. Thanks Kim! Glad you enjoyed the interview:)

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  3. I have a soft spot for nerds. I need to go google that thing. I like the sound of this book, I am going to have to get it.

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  4. I knew what they were when my son was in high school some of his friends wore them...my son said they look like pajamas and no thanks..LOL

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    1. I'm all for wearing pajamas though Kim. Just maybe not zebra striped ones:)

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  5. I have to read this one. Granted I have heard of a few negative review for it. But to be honest anything that resemble Hitch I'm sold. Great interview questions, Jenny. :)

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  6. Sounds like fun. I did love Hitch, so the premise of this is interesting to me. Great interview :)

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    1. I love Hitch too. I kind of feel like watching it now:)

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  7. Oh my gosh I loved this interview Jenny! And I really liked the movie Hitched so I'm going to have to read this one for sure!

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    1. Yay! Glad I could put it on your radar Ali:)

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  8. Interesting twist on a YA story. Good one!

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  9. This sounds like so much fun! Loved Hitch and Jenny, thanks for googling it for me. :D I agree ditch the Zubaz. LOL

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    1. Hahaha you're welcome! I needed to know what they were:)

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  10. OMG zubaz! I think losing them is really good advice. :) I don't often read male POV contemporaries, and this sounds great! *adds to TBR*

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    1. I think losing them is good advice too ;-)

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  11. This sounds so adorable. I must read it. And sad but true, I knew a teacher who only wore zubaz. No joke.

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    1. HA! I want to meet this teacher ;-)

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  12. *googles zubaz* Well, that was another interesting 90's fashion trend, wasn't it?
    Great interview Jenny!

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    1. Yes, yes it was. So glad it hasn't come back around yet ;-)

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  13. I have my eye on the audiobook for this one, it sounds really cute!

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