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Thursday, July 29, 2010


Have you read AUDREY, WAIT! by Robin Benway? If you haven't, go pick it up - it's the hilarious story of Audrey and her life after her ex's song about their breakup becomes a runaway hit. And I think of it every time I wear my (now infamous) arm warmers!

What does Robin have up next, you ask? Well, she's here to chat about THE EXTRAORDINARY SECRETS OF APRIL, MAY & JUNE...and even share a few secrets of her own. Welcome, Robin!


THE EXTRAORDINARY SECRETS OF APRIL, MAY & JUNE is about three sisters who discover that they have superpowers soon after their parents divorce. They find themselves trying to figure out what's happening to themselves while also trying to salvage their relationships as sisters.

Holly Cupala: So what's the story behind the story, Robin? Where did April, May, and June come from?

Robin Benway: I actually saw a tattoo on a male model that read "April May June"and I immediately thought, "Those are girls' names." It didn't occur to me until later that they're obviously also months of the year, so I took that as a sign that I should be doing something with those names. I knew that they were sisters, and that they were each a year apart in age, but it took several days before I realized that they had something...special....

Read the rest of Robin's extraordinary secrets here...!

~Holly Cupala


Little Willow said...

I positively loved Audrey, Wait! and I cannot wait (no pun intended) to read AM&J.

We postergirlz recommended Audrey, Wait! within the October 2008 issue of rgz.

Did y'all see Robin's shoutout to readergirlz? Click here to view.

Lauren said...

I haven't read Audrey, Wait! yet, but I DID read an ARC of The Extraordinary Secrets...it's quite good! Very fun.

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