Thursday, October 13, 2011

Jessica Corra: AFTER YOU

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jessica Corra is only nominally crazy. She grew up in the Pennsylvania Coal Regions and escaped to Philadelphia for college, where she has stayed since. She does, however, miss the pierogies.

Jess is usually on Twitter. She currently works at a bookstore, though in the past she has worked in a venture capital firm and an auction house. Mostly she writes.

Her favorite superstition is that the number thirteen is unlucky because it's always been her favorite (so she's positively delighted to be a Lucky 13!) and her mother taught her to knock on wood at a young age.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin, will be publishing AFTER YOU in Spring 2013. The book is magical realism, a cross between BEFORE I FALL and the THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE. Here's the current blurb:

Seventeen-year-old Camilla Jay has the power of second chances. She can rewind to any day and relive it, and she remembers everything. A tragedy like the death of her twin sister Madelyn shouldn’t be possible. Camilla rewinds to the same day over and over, but Madelyn dies each time – by her own hand. Madelyn doesn’t want saving.

Madelyn’s death allows Cam to finally connect with her long-time crush Wall. As they grow closer, Camilla uncovers a series of writings Madelyn did about her own ability to forward in time. Madelyn believed killing herself was the only way to save Camilla from a horrible fate. Cam’s not convinced.

Cam tries to find a way to save Madelyn without bringing about the things her sister saw. Madelyn didn’t think it was possible, and that by trying to save her, Camilla will destroy herself. Camilla doesn’t know what to believe, but one thing becomes clear: if she saves Madelyn, she’ll lose Wall. Is she willing to gamble everything?

Find AFTER YOU on Goodreads here, and Jessica on Twitter and the blogosphere.