Welcome to one of the June 10th stops on the blog tour for The Marvelous by Claire Kann, organized by XPresso Book Tours. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for spotlights, reviews, author guest posts & interviews, and a giveaway! More on that at the end of this post.
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Describe yourself in 5 words or less.
Quirky. Witty. Observant. Joyful. Golden.
What inspires you to write?
And of course, an idea. I often say that I have a million ideas but only a handful of those will ever become stories.
Do you consider yourself a plotter, gardner, or a bit of both?
The most important thing for me is to have a roadmap of the story. I need to have a vague idea of where I’m going before I can get there. And then as I’m writing, I start an outline based on where I’ve been to help keep my faulty memory focused.
If any of your work were to be adapted to TV or film, which format would you hope for?
Film! Adaptations can be tricky so I’d rather experience someone else’s interpretation of my work in one ninety minute to two hour adventure rather than stretched out over several episodes.
What’s your best no one ever mentions this tip for aspiring authors?
There’s a difference between being a writer and being an author. Figure out which path is most important to you and adjust your plans accordingly.
Anything you want to tell us about this book?
I’ve seen THE MARVELOUS misclassified in a few places. It’s not a thriller. It’s not even a mystery. There’s nothing for the reader to solve or speculate about (if they don’t want to!). It’s an adventure story about six kids and a reclusive social media darling. I had a lot of fun writing it and I hope everyone who decides to give it a try has a good time reading it.
About the Book
by Claire Kann
Published 8 June 2021
Genre: YA Mystery
Page Count: 336
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From the author of Let’s Talk About Love and If It Makes You Happy, this exuberant YA Novel follows six teens locked together in a mansion, contending for a life-changing cash prize in a competition run by a reclusive heiress.
Everyone thinks they know Jewel Van Hanen. Heiress turned actress turned social media darling who created the massively popular video-sharing app, Golden Rule.
After mysteriously disappearing for a year, Jewel makes her dramatic return with an announcement: she has chosen a few lucky Golden Rule users to spend an unforgettable weekend at her private estate. But once they arrive, Jewel ingeniously flips the script: the guests are now players in an elaborate estate-wide game. And she’s tailored every challenge and obstacle to test whether they have what it takes to win–at any cost.
Told from the perspective of three dazzling players–Nicole: the new queen of Golden Rule; Luna: Jewel’s biggest fan; and Stella: a brilliant outsider–this novel will charm its way into your heart and keep you guessing how it all ends because money isn’t the only thing at stake.
About the Author
Claire Kann is the author of LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE and an award-winning online storyteller. In her other life, she works for a nonprofit that you may have heard of where she daydreams like she’s paid to do it. Find out more by visiting her website: www.clairekann.com (and while you’re there, tell her about your cats. She loves cats. A lot.)
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