Today at The Book Bratz we were invited to participate in the Signs Point to Yes blog tour! Today we'll be talking about a guest post and also an awesome giveaway, so I won't be reposting my review. But if you want to see Jessica's ARC review of Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall, click here! Without further ado, time to talk about Signs Point to Yes!
About Signs Point to Yes:
Title: Signs Point to Yes
Author: Sandy Hall
Paperback, 288 Pages
Published October 2015
Summary: Jane, a superstitious fangirl, takes an anonymous babysitting job to avoid an unpaid internship with her college-obsessed mom. The only problem? She’s babysitting the siblings of her childhood friend and new crush, Teo. Teo doesn’t dislike Jane, but his best friend Ravi hates her, and is determined to keep them apart. So Teo’s pretty sure his plans for a peaceful summer are shot. His only hope is that his intermittent search for his birth father will finally pan out and he’ll find a new, less awkward home. Meanwhile, at Jane’s house, her sister Margo wants to come out as bisexual, but she’s terrified of how her parents will react. In a summer filled with secrets and questions, even Jane’s Magic 8 ball can’t give them clear answers, but Signs Point to Yes.
About the Author:
Sandy Hall is a teen librarian from New Jersey where she was born and raised. She has a BA in Communication and a Master of Library and Information Science from Rutgers University. When she's not writing, or teen librarian-ing, she enjoys reading, slot machines, marathoning TV shows, and long scrolls through Tumblr. A LITTLE SOMETHING DIFFERENT is her first novel.
Guest Post from author Sandy Hall:
If you could take the place of one of your characters, who would it be and why?
The moment I saw this question, I knew it was one I wanted desperately to answer.
I would love to switch places with Inga from A Little Something Different. She’s a thirty something creative writing professor, with a home and a partner she loves. She has fun with life and she doesn’t take herself too seriously. I could definitely imagine myself shipping students and trying to get them together for my own entertainment.
Most of all I really admire her zeal for teaching. Inga has my dream job. I know I would enjoy teaching creative writing at the college level. I don’t have the education to teach at that level so this really does feel like a dream to me, since it would take years to get there. My master’s degree in library science isn’t exactly a big draw for teaching in general. But it sounds like such a great gig to me. Getting to discuss the process with students every day. Watching a new generation of writers find their voices.
So I would definitely choose Inga, definitely in the world of A Little Something Different. Because while I love all of my characters, there aren’t many I would want to switch places with, particularly since they’re all so young. I kind of like the confidence I’ve developed in my mid-30’s and wouldn’t really want to go back to being high school or college aged. There’s too much pressure and indecision at that time of life.
Which is what my main character Jane is dealing with in my latest novel Signs Point to Yes. She has a lot of uncertainty about her future and everyone wants her to make plans that she doesn’t have any interest in.
But now that I think about it, I’d like to hope that Jane could someday have a successful career much like Inga’s. I think Jane has a real passion for writing. If she were to apply herself and gain confidence, she could really make a difference in her student’s lives.
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We'd like to once again thank Xpresso Book Tours for allowing us to be a part of this blog tour - and also for allowing us to give away a copy of Sandy Hall's latest novel!