New! From Bloomsbury Spark, a sunny story of discovery and sisterhood.
A road trip. A singing competition. And super-hot cowboys.
What could be better?
For Charlie, a post-high school road trip isn't just a vacation, it's life changing. While her parents think she's helping a friend move, a chance at fame is the real reason to grab her best friends and drive to L.A. But when her super annoying, uber-responsible, younger sister, Lucy, has to tag along, it isn't quite the summer of fun she imagined.
Add in a detour to her grandparents' ranch in Texas, and between mucking the stalls, down-home cookin', and drool-worthy ranch hands, this could just turn into the best, and most complicated, summer of their lives.
Sounds good, right? And now on to the interview:
Do the two of you have a sister, or sisters? How does your relationship with them compare to Lucy and Charlie's relationship?
Jenny: This is a loaded question for me. LOL. I have 3 sisters (and 3 brothers if you want the full picture). There was a lot of bed sharing going on when I was growing up. J What’s funny about RTS is that Kelley and I both picked the sister order that we’ve never been. I’m the youngest girl, although I do technically have a little brother, but I’m not sure he counts. I was probably more like Lucy growing up. Looking up to my sisters. Being the fifth wheel. Awkward around boys. And we got along for the most part.
Kelley: Yup. I have one sibling and she is a younger sister. It’s funny, my sis just got done reading the book (I’m mean like that and didn’t let her read it before it came out…haha) and she said that Charlie, the older sister in ROAD TO SOMEWHERE, reminded her a lot of me. So Jen’s right. We decided to write from the point of views of people we’ve never been. And boy was it fun. (Just FYI, my sister really liked what I did with Lucy’s character… J)
What's the most annoying thing your sister(s) do/have done? For me, it was my little sisters stealing my clothes. All the time! Seems silly now, but it drove me nuts. Lol.
Jenny: Ha! That’s funny. Since I was the younger sister, I was the clothes stealer. J Gosh, I’m trying to remember what annoyed me the most. My two older sisters really were a lot older than me so I didn’t do much with them and they moved out of the house when I was still young. I guess it would be always telling me to do my chores when my mom was gone. LOL. I HATED cleaning.
Kelley: My sister? Annoying? Actually, she found me much more annoying than I found her growing up. She’s a very organized person and knows what she likes. I’m very much ‘go with the flow’. Honestly, we got along quite well, and we still live together in our condo, so I guess we’re doing pretty good. Haha
As an adult, what do miss the most about living with your sister(s)?
Jenny: Going outside and playing until dark. J Talking in bed until my dad would yell us to be quiet and go to bed. Visiting my grandparents together and sleeping on the pullout couch. (And again talking in bed until Grandma K would yell at us to be quiet.) All my sisters live far away from me, so I kind of just miss being able to see them in general.
Kelley: Well…I still DO live with my sister! I’m really lucky to have her as a roomie. (We live with our cousin too.) We know each others strengths. (Hers is cooking, mine is cleaning.) And since we love each other we can say whatever needs to be said and then move on. But I have found that even though we live together, we still need to carve out time to DO things together. We’re in the midst of planning a sister’s weekend to Chicago J
And finally, if you could take a road trip anywhere, where would you go? (And would you bring your sister?)
Jenny: The Grand Canyon. I’ve always wanted to drive there and silly me never did when I lived in Phoenix. Not sure about the sister road trip. LOL. Can they all just meet at the docks and go on a cruise together? Haha.
Kelley: I actually took a road trip with my sister and our two cousins to New York City this past summer. It was so fun. If I were to go on another one with them, I think I’d want to drive up and down the Pacific Coast. Maybe rent a Corvette or something. Then we could also stop and see Jenny S. Morris. J (And on our way back we could stop in Minnesota and see Rachel! J
Thanks so much for having us Rachel!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
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