I got the wonderful opportunity to interview the author of the Forget Tomorrow series. I loved Forget Tomorrow and Remember Yesterday. Remember Yesterday, i.e. book 2 in this series just released this month and it was such an amazing read. Without further ado, I present you the interview of Pintip Dunn-
Before we begin with the questions I would like to welcome you to my little blog.
Thank you so much! I’m absolutely delighted to be here!
1. Tell us a little about yourself.
I’m a lawyer-turned-mother-turned-writer. I graduated from Harvard, with an A.B. in English, and then received my J.D. from Yale Law School. My first novel,FORGET TOMORROW, was published last year, and I’m thrilled to say that it won the RWA RITA® for Best First Book and hit the New York Times bestselling list. My other books include THE DARKEST LIE, my newly released REMEMBER YESTERDAY, and my upcoming novella, BEFORE TOMORROW.
I live with my husband and three kids in Maryland.
2. What do you love the most about writing?
There is so much turbulence inside of me as if my mind was made up of tectonic plates, and the masses were constantly pushing, pushing, pushing against one another. However, when I write, the motion ceases. I feel a piece of my soul clicking into place, and I know that I am closest to my true self when I’m writing.
3. What was the hardest thing to write in Remember Yesterday?
Weeelll…there wasn’t one particular scene but multiple scenes in REMEMBER YESTERDAY that were hard. I cried during the entire second half of writing this book. Not because it was difficult to write but because it was so emotional for me. These characters really took my heart and wrung it out. This has never happened to me in writing a book before. (And I’ve written six that will be published and three before that!) I usually cry at least once or twice during the writing of a book. In fact, I don’t feel like I reach the heart of a book unless I get a little teary. But this time was just waterworks. The characters mean that much to me.
4. What is the thing you love most about the protagonist, Jessa Stone in Remember Yesterday ?
Jessa was six years old in FORGET TOMORROW, and now it’s ten years later, and she’s all grown up. What I love most about Jessa is her spunk. She loves extreme sports — extreme anything, really — and lives her life to take risks. At the same time, however, she harbors an intense hatred of the scientists and secretly feels like she is unworthy. She’s grown up in the shadows of her sister’s actions, and she must find a way to break free from that and prove her worth — to herself.
I think she’s quite a different character from Callie (my heroine from FORGET TOMORROW) — or at least, she perceives herself to be. Everyone sees Callie as selfless, kind, generous. In contrast, Jessa thinks of herself as a brat who can’t get along with her mother and spends her time risking her neck doing stupid stunts.
In the course of this story, however, Jessa will come to understand her true strength. What the two sisters have in common, and what makes them both great characters is the deep, unconditional love they have for each other and the lengths they would go through for each other.
5. If you could spend your time with any one of the characters from Forget Tomorrow or Remember Yesterday, who would you choose and why?
I’d love to spend time with Tanner, the hero from Remember Yesterday. He’s cute, smart, and arrogant, but with a hidden streak of selflessness. I find him really amusing, and I think it would be a blast to hang out with him!
6. What is your advice for aspiring writers?
Persevere. The path to publication can be a long and hard road. But the difference between an unpublished and published writer is that the published writer didn’t give up.
It was great having you on my blog today! Thank you so much and I wish you much success in the future.
Thank you so much for having me! It was a pleasure to be here!
Title: Remember Yesterday (Forget Tomorrow, book 2)
Author: Pintip Dunn
Release Date: October 4, 2016
Genre: Sci-Fi, Romance, [YA]
Publisher: Entangled Teen
You can read my review of Remember Yesterday, here.
Other books in the series:
Title: Forget Tomorrow (Forget Tomorrow, book 1)
You can read my review of Forget Tomorrow, here.
Pintip Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author of YA fiction. She graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. She received her J.D. at Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the Yale Law Journel.
Pintip is represented by literary agent Beth Miller of Writers House. Her debut novel, Forget Tomorrow, won the RWA RITA® for Best First Book. Her other novels include The Darkest Lie and the forthcoming Remember Yesterday.
She lives with her husband and children in Maryland.
One (1) winner will receive a limited, annotated hardcover of Forget Tomorrow
Have you started this series yet? If yes, how has been your experience so far? And if not yet, then are you interested in reading it? Share your thoughts with me!