Saturday, April 18, 2015

Blog Tour: 99 Days

99 Days
by Katie Cotugno
384 pages
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: April 21st 2015
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Day 1: Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that’s how I know everyone still remembers everything—how I destroyed my relationship with Patrick the night everything happened with his brother, Gabe. How I wrecked their whole family. Now I’m serving out my summer like a jail sentence: Just ninety-nine days till I can leave for college, and be done.

Day 4: A nasty note on my windshield makes it clear Julia isn’t finished. I’m expecting a fight when someone taps me on the shoulder, but it’s just Gabe, home from college and actually happy to see me. “For what it’s worth, Molly Barlow,” he says, “I’m really glad you’re back.”

Day 12: Gabe got me to come to this party, and I’m actually having fun. I think he’s about to kiss me—and that’s when I see Patrick. My Patrick, who’s supposed to be clear across the country. My Patrick, who’s never going to forgive me.

1. What inspired you to write 99 Days? 
I think love triangles get a bad rap, and I wanted to see if I could write one in a way that was fresh and honest and unusual. 

2. What character was most fun to write about? 
I loved writing about Tess! She's so honest and kind of awkward and fun. I was always glad to see her when she turned up in a scene. 

3. What character was the hardest to write about? 
In a lot of ways, Patrick was, because he's so difficult for so much of the book. I wanted to be sure enough of his charm and vulnerability came through that you could understand why Molly feels the way she does about him. 

4. Do you listen to songs while you write? If so, do you have favorites?
I do! I listened to a lot of Ellie Goulding while I was writing this book, and also a lot of Young the Giant.

5. Do you have any interests hobbies other than writing? 
I love to cook and bake, and right now I'm spending a lot of time looking at paint colors for my new house. 

6. What is something you ALWAYS want to tell about yourself to others?  
"Please keep an eye on me in public and make sure my skirt is not tucked into my tights."

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Katie Cotugno went to Catholic school for thirteen years which makes her, as an adult, both extremely superstitious and prone to crushes on boys wearing blazers. She routinely finds herself talking about the romantic endeavors of characters on TV shows as if they actually exist in the world.

Katie is a Pushcart Prize nominee whose work has appeared in The Broadkill Review, The Apalachee Review, and Argestes, as well as on Her first novel, HOW TO LOVE, is due out from Balzer + Bray on October 1st, 2013.

The great loves of Katie's life include child's pose, her little sister, and mozzarella and honey sandwiches. She lives in Boston (and in sin) with her boyfriend, Tom.

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