The author of A Little Something Different brings you the most adorkable romance ever.
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.
Aside from writing, what keeps you busy?
Oh boy! Lots of stuff. I still work as a reference librarian part time. Then family, friends, reading, shopping, going to the gym, marathoning TV shows. You know the usual!
What’s your favorite YA novel?
I have so many that it’s hard to list just one. But I would say a few of my absolute favorites are Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer, The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak, Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick, The Anna, Lola, and Isla trilogy by Stephanie Perkins, Jerk, California by Jonathan Friesen. I could literally go on forever. But these are the ones that always really stick out to me.
What inspired you to write Signs Point to Yes?
I’ve always liked stories about people who were friends as kids and then reconnected when they were older. It was definitely inspired by that seed of an idea and then the story developed around it.
It has a catchy title, how did you come up with it?
As I was developing Jane’s character, I decided she was obsessed with the Magic 8 Ball. So I decided the title should definitely be one of the answers that the 8 Ball gives you. And this one just felt like the best book title.
Describe your book to new fans.
Jane is a superstitious fangirl who accidentally gets a job for the summer babysitting for the younger sisters of her nerdy!hot lifeguard neighbor, Teo. They were friends as kids, but then grew apart and those lazy summer days bring them back together.
Are you working on another project?
Always! But I don’t have anything official yet.
If yes, how would you describe it?
Definitely not ready to be described. There’s still way too much work to be done on it.
Are you planning to go here in the Philippines?