Today I have author Megan Bostic here to talk about her book Never Eighteen, which hits shelves today!
This is the second of 12 short interviews with various Class of 2K12 authors, which will be featured on my blog throughout the year.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and any hobbies you have?
I’m currently the marketing coordinator for a personal injury law firm and I like to dabble with video production and graphic and web design on the side. I’ve got two teenage daughters whom I adore even when they’re driving me nuts. I love spending time at the ocean, walking the beach or just getting away from the world. When my kids aren’t around sometimes I go out with my friends for dinner and maybe some karaoke, otherwise I like lying around in my pajamas watching Netflix.
What do you want readers to feel after reading Never Eighteen?
I want them to feel inspired and motivated to get the most out of life.
What was the hardest scene or chapter to write, and why?
To be honest, the entire novel was an emotional drain, but the hardest was probably Chapter Thirteen, the one about hiking up the mountain. It’s a very intimate time for Kaylee and Austin, one in which they share their feelings about life and death. I wanted to get it exactly right; every movement, every word, every emotion.
What has been the most rewarding part of having your book published?
Having readers connect with the book. It’s awesome to hear how the book spoke to someone, how it made them think, how it evoked emotion in them. I put so much of myself into Never Eighteen, it makes me happy when readers get a lot out of it
And just for fun: Everyone has a bizarre hidden talent. Care to share yours?
I can talk like the devil from The Exorcist, but I really don’t like to do it for people. :)
Thanks for taking the time to stopping by, Megan!
About MeganMegan (that’s with a long “e”) Bostic is a mere human trying to find her place in the universe and an all-around great girl. Despite the rain and gray (she’s truly solar powered) making her extremely angsty, she’s lived in the Pacific Northwest her whole life, and still does, with her two crazy beautiful girls.
She thrives on the challenges faced in her journey to publication and has documented it vlog style. You can find her Chronicles of an Aspiring Writer on Youtube.
Austin Parker is never going to see his eighteenth birthday. At the rate he’s going, he probably won’t even see the end of the year. The doctors say his chances of surviving are slim to none even with treatment, so he’s decided it’s time to let go.But before he goes, Austin wants to mend the broken fences in his life. So with the help of his best friend, Kaylee, Austin visits every person in his life who touched him in a special way. He journeys to places he’s loved and those he’s never seen. And what starts as a way to say goodbye turns into a personal journey that brings love, acceptance, and meaning to Austin’s life.