Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Sugar Lump by Megan Gaudino + Guest Post + Giveaway

Sugar Lump by Megan Gaudino
Published in America by Evernight Teen on the 10th January 2018.

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Seventeen-year-old travel blogger CC is stuck on a never-ending road trip with her wanderlust-addicted father. When her dad lands the job of his dreams in Sugar Lump—wedding capital of the world —CC finally finds a place to call home. Complete with two quirky best friends and a quixotic guy to crush on, Sugar Lump is more shades of perfect than she can possibly count.

But when CC accidentally overhears the mayor complaining that she has to “take out” a rogue employee for not fulfilling the terms of his contract, the idyllic town’s facade crumbles. Devastated by the possibility of having to move yet again, CC discovers everyone has been keeping a massive secret from her—including her own father.

Guest Post by Megan Gaudino

I'm fascinated by how authors write so asked Megan to talk about where she likes to write and what her perfect writing space would look like:

One of my favorite aspects of being a writer is that I can do it from anywhere. Inspiration can strike at any time, after all, and I would never want to lose an idea. My phone and Google Docs come in really handy and are often used to keep track of everything.

But, that being said, my "real" writing almost always happens in the same place. My bedroom is a bookworm's dream. I have built-in book shelves and stacks of novels on every available surface. I even have a lovely, little desk with a comfortable chair. I almost never use it.

My absolute favorite place to write is my bed. My mother gave me a lap desk (with a mermaid on it, of course) and it has been amazing. For me, being comfortable is part of removing distractions. With the lights turned just right, my favorite candle burning, and comfortable spot, all propped up in bed, I am free to write. I want to be in the world I am creating as much as possible and think being in a totally comfortable place helps me become vulnerable enough to do that.

When I think of all my favorite scenes,  or the most productive days,  they all happened in my bedroom. I usually work well with distractions, I can tune out almost anything, but when I really want to get down to business I like quiet. For me, when I'm trying to be inside my MC's head, I don't like distractions.I also like to talk through scenes or dialog, and for fear of sounding crazy, it's probably best to do that alone.

When I feel like being more sociable I do move to the couch in the living room.  Those times are usually for first drafts when the words are just coming out so quickly and it doesn't matter if everything makes sense. Talking, the TV blaring, the dogs barking, those distractions don't bother me if I'm writing. Editing is a much more serious business and I need to be locked away in my bedroom for that.

So, because of that, I don't have just one perfect space in mind, it more depends on my mood. I don't really need anything fancy for it to be perfect, though I wouldn't mind an Instagram-worthy desk I could always photograph, they would be a definite plus! I would say the perfect place for a writer is the right head space.  I love having a story I can't stop thinking about. I love when even if I'm watching my favorite TV show (Game Of Thrones) my mind wanders to my characters. Because if I can't stop thinking about my story, there's a chance the readers won't be able to stop either.

Meet the Author
Megan Gaudino works in a high school library by day and on her own books by night. She’s made up of a mixture of black clothing, iced coffee, and a desire to go adventuring. Those things sort of come together naturally to form a writer. She lives in Pittsburgh where you can find her reading, writing, and Instagraming.

Author links:
Twitter ~ Goodreads

And now for the giveaway!
Open internationally until the 8th February, the prizes are 1x $30 Amazon gift card and ebooks copies of the authors's other books: Always Kiss Me Goodnight, Never Kiss and Tell, and Falsies.

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  1. Thanks for hosting today, Stephanie! :)

  2. Sounds like a very good book! Thanks for the opportunity!

  3. This sounds really good, and I love the cover art!

    1. Great, isn't it! I wanted to feature Sugar Lump for that image alone!