Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Closet Geek Girl: Guest Post by Patricia Josephine

Today I'm so excited to be part of Patricia Josephine's launch week. She's visiting with a guest post about her main character's not-so-hidden geek side. Scroll down after the post to read all about the book.

The Closet Geek Girl
by Patricia Josephine

One thing readers may notice when they read Abducted Life is the geek references with Savannah. She wears a Firefly shirt, has Futurama PJs, watches Doctor Whoand there's a reference to Rocky Horror Picture Show. I juxtaposition all that with her being a cheerleader and a popular girl in her high school.

Those two things don't really seem to mix when you look at real life. If left me toying with removing the geek girl parts of Savannah. Maybe I only did it because I'm enthusiastic about that stuff so I can't help but make her that way. In the end, I left Savannah as is because the thought of her being both a geek girl and a popular cheerleader was an interesting character trait that fit her.

Savannah, I hope, comes off as a strong character. She does what she likes and
loves what she loves. No alien abduction can change that about her. If anything, it might have made her a little more aggressive about defending her passions.

Of course, it wasn't always like that. Before her life got turned upside down, I saw her as a closet geek girl. In high school, she kept her fan girling to herself. Only one person knew her secret and she trusted him enough to keep it safe. Then she thought she lost him. At the same time she also fell from grace in the popular circles. It left her with only her fandoms for solace, so by the time the story happens, she no longer cares about popularity or what people think of her geekiness.




Blurb:


Savannah Janowitz’s perfect life was destroyed the night she and her boyfriend vanished without a trace. When she reappears a year later––alone––she’s a shell of her former self. Robbed of her popularity and her boyfriend, she has no memory of what happened to her. Savannah struggles to move forward as strange, new abilities manifest.



Evan Sullivan never gave extra-terrestrials much thought until the night he and Savannah were abducted. While Savannah’s memory was wiped clean, he remembers every horrific detail. Constantly reminded of the experiments that made him less than human, Evan hides in the shadows and watches Savannah rebuild her life without him.



But neither can let the other go. When their paths cross, Savannah and Evan finally see a glimmer of their old lives return. As they face what happened to them, they soon discover they aren’t safe. There’s more to fear than what’s hiding in the stars.



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Bio:


Patricia Josephine never set out to become a writer, and in fact, she was more interested in art and band in high school and college On a whim, she wrote down a story bouncing in her head. That was the start of it and she hasn't regretted a moment. She writes Young Adult under the name Patricia Lynne.

Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo and has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow.



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25 comments:

  1. That geekiness is only geeky in high school. Then we get into the real world and realize that it doesn't matter. And that it's just a little bit cool. Glad you left Savannah's geek parts in.

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    1. Geeks rule the world!!! Yes, in adulthood, that same thing that makes you not popular in school makes you excel in the real world.

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    2. Alex, you should see my apartment. My besties call it the geek den. LOL

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  2. Geekiness is definitely awesome. Congratulations to Patricia.

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    1. I am an unapologetic fangirl of geekiness. =D Thanks.

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    1. *evilly rubs hands together* Yessssssss. YES!

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  4. She sounds like a fun character! Congrats on the launch, Patricia!

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    1. She was definitely one of my favorites to write. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you!

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  6. I love the idea of a geek girl also being popular--that's a fun mix! This sounds like an awesome read!

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    1. Me too! Thanks.

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  7. What a fascinating premise! Love the cover.

    Hey, Steph:)

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    1. Thanks, Sandra. I love the cover too and it came together so easily.

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  8. Thanks for having me, Steph.

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    1. My pleasure. Congratulations!!! I can't wait to read it!

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  9. Combining geek and popular into one character DOES sound interesting! When I attended high school in the 80s, it was unpopular to get good grades. Now I hear that the popular kids not only look like the beauty ideal but also are top students, athletes, musicians, etc. A lot of pressure!

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    1. Ugh, yeah. Makes me glad I was a bit of an outcast in high school. Less pressure.

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  10. I actually think it's the perfect juxtaposition.

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    1. Thanks, Jenny. =)

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  11. Love this storyline! It pulls a reader in just reading the blurb. I was a geek girl always being pushed to join the popular cheerleading group, but it just was never in me to be part of that scene. :)

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    1. *happy dance* Thanks, Diane.

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  12. This sounds like an interesting story premise. I'm trying to wrap my head around it. I love that the main character is popular and a geek. :) That sounds awesome!

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    1. Thanks, Mandy.

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