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Jekel Loves Hyde is by Beth Fantaskey, who by the way lives in PA like us YAY! Visit Beth's wesbite here and read a preview of Jekel Loves Hyde here.
Charachter Bio: Dr Frederick Hyde, Tristen's father:
Dr. Frederick Hyde is one of the world’s top psychoanalysts. He’s also an aloof, demanding parent, which makes it difficult for his son, Tristen, to determine whether Dr. Hyde’s concealing a dangerous family secret. Does the doctor’s tough exterior mask something even worse inside? Or does he honestly believe Tristen is going crazy, with his tales of a “Hyde curse?”
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Q&A with the Author, Beth Fantaskey (Questions posed by Stacey (PageTurnersBlog) and Georgie "gypsywings" (Eve'sFanGarden)
1. How long did it take to write Jekel?
It took about three months to finish the first draft – then about nine months of revision. That seems to be my timeline!
2. Writing from multiple points of views is not overly common in YA novels. Why did you choose to write from both Jill and Tristen’s point of view?
I felt like Tristen was as much a main character as Jill – and facing his own significant conflicts – so I wanted to show his thought processes, too. It just seemed to me that the story wouldn’t work without both of their voices.
3. What inspired you to write re-interpretations of classic stories?
About fifteen years ago, I rediscovered all of the classic literature that I should have read in high school. I think it started with Moby Dick (which I try to pay a small tribute to, in one scene in Jessica’s Guide), and took off from there. I kept picking up these books, thinking, “Wow, there is a reason they’ve endured so long!” So the works of Austen, Dickens, Dumas, etc., are sort of the backdrop of my adult life. I guess it’s only natural that these stories come into play in my own writing, because they’ve left such a big imprint on my psyche.
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Give Away: Now here's the really fun part. You can enter here to win a signed copy of Jekel Loves Hyde! Jekel & Hyde's first scene together takes place at a funeral! Where is the oddest / most unique place you met someone who eventually became your friend or boy/girl friend?? Tell us in the comments (click on "Publicar un comentario" sorry we can't figure out how to change that to English) and and be sure to include your email address. The contest will be open through next Monday (April 26th) at Midnight EDT. We will pick one winner at random. Contest is open to anyone BUT if the winner is outside of the US/Canada they will be responsible for shipping charges.
Special Thanks to PageTurners for Sponsoring this fabulous BookTour, to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for our review copy and to PageTurners & Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for sponsoring the contest!