Welcome back to the fourth week of The New Authors On The Block! Last week we had an excerpt of Arrows, this week Melissa revealed little-known facts about Arrows!
5 Little-Known Facts about Arrows
- Karma’s name is a twist of the name Carmen.
- Lakefield resembles the town of Prentice, Wisconsin, where author Melissa Gorzelanczyk grew up.
- The Country Café in the book was called Graystone Café in early drafts.
- Arrows has been the title of the book since day one. In fact, all of the main characters’ names remained the same.
- Aaryn’s name was imagined from the name Eros, Aaryn’s father in the book.
Melissa Gorzelanczyk is a former magazine editor and columnist who believes love is everything. She is a proud member of the SCBWI, The Sweet Sixteens and the Class of 2k16. She lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin, with her husband and family. Her debut novel ARROWS is being published by Delacorte Press on January 26, 2016. She is represented by agent Carrie Howland of Donadio & Olson.
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Author: Melissa Gorzelanczyk
Genre: Mythology, Contemporary
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: January 26th 2016
Hardcover, 240 Pages
A modern cupid story set in present-day Wisconsin combining the fantastical elements of Greek mythology with the contemporary drama of MTV’s Teen Mom. People don’t understand love. If they did, they’d get why dance prodigy Karma Clark just can’t say goodbye to her boyfriend, Danny. No matter what he says or does or how he hurts her, she can’t stay angry with him . . . and can’t stop loving him. But there’s a reason why Karma is helpless to break things off: she’s been shot with a love arrow. Aaryn, son of Cupid, was supposed to shoot both Karma and Danny but found out too late that the other arrow in his pack was useless. And with that, Karma’s life changed forever. One pregnancy confirmed. One ballet scholarship lost. And dream after dream tossed to the wind. A clueless Karma doesn’t know that her toxic relationship is Aaryn’s fault . . . but he’s going to get a chance to make things right. He’s here to convince Danny to man up and be there for Karma. But what if this god from Mount Olympus finds himself falling in love with a beautiful dancer from Wisconsin who can never love him in return. This fast-paced debut novel explores the internal & external conflicts of a girl who finds herself inexplicably drawn to a boy who seemingly doesn’t reciprocate her feelings, touching on the issues of love, sex and responsibility, with a heroine struggling to control her destiny–perfect for fans of Katie McGarry’s novels and MTV’s 16 and Pregnant.
Buy Arrows: Amazon / B&N / Book Depository / Indie Bound
What to expect this month:
- January 3rd: Introduction + Giveaway
- January 10th: Q&A
- January 17th: Excerpt
- January 24th: 5 Facts About Arrows
- January 31st: Dream Cast
Melissa is giving away a signed Arrows book mark and an Arrows Button! US Only.