Today I have Jolene Perry with me, talking a little bit about her YA novel, THE NEXT DOOR BOYS, which released in October.
Leigh Tressman has been known as a lot of things – the girl who sings, the girl who sews, Jaron’s little sister, and last year, the girl with cancer. With her body still recovering from the cancer treatments, she’s determined to be independent and convinces her parents to let her follow her overprotective brother, Jaron, to BYU.With an ever expanding line of young men ready to be in love with her – not to mention physical frustrations, and spiritual dilemmas – Leigh almost misses the opportunity to be with the man who has been quietly falling in love with her since they met. The Next Door Boys proves that even with (or maybe in spite of) independence, love can be found in comfortable, but delightful places.
My parents joined us in the driveway. Dad looked calm, as always, and Mom tried really hard not to cry. I gave them both another final hug before climbing into my brother's overstuffed car.
Jolene, what's your favorite line in the book?
"When I realized I had no control… that was when everything changed. There are a lot of things I have control over, but there are a lot more things that I have no control over. When you’re no longer afraid of death, there are a lot of things you’re not afraid of anymore."
If you could be any character from the story, who would you be?
I'd be Leigh, the main character. There's so much of me in her already, that it would be an easy fit - even though she can be occasionally clueless.
Where can we purchase a copy of THE NEXT DOOR BOYS?
Barnes and Noble
If you'd like the book in ebook format, it's available here.
Where can your readers find you on the web?
Thanks for stopping by and sharing a little about your book, Jolene!