AND GRIFFIN PETERSON!
Welcome to Under the Covers Book Blog! Thanks so much for stopping by! Since it’s your first time visiting for the both of you, could you each tell us three interesting things about yourself that readers wouldn’t know?
- I’m addicted to Diet Pepsi, but I’m pretty sure everyone knows that by now.
- I’m a very unemotional person, which tends to surprise people because I write such emotional stories.
- I seriously hate the sound of ticking clocks.
- I can’t stand wearing shorts. Ever.
- I rarely do my dishes. I just rinse them and leave them in the sink, certain I will come back later and finish the job, but then I don’t. My roommates still put up with me, though!
- I find it extremely difficult to recall my weekend activities… on Sunday lol.
MAYBE SOMEDAY is your next release and one of UTC’s most anticipated books of the year! Colleen, could you tell us about the inspiration of this book and perhaps how Griffin became involved?
There was an overwhelmingly positive response to me including lyrics from The Avett Brothers in my first book, Slammed. So, I decided it would be fun to actually write new lyrics for a book. Then I thought, why not take it one step further and get someone else to actually write and record the songs? I’m not a musician, and I knew I liked Griffin’s sound and thought it would be perfect for the book. Thankfully he said yes!
Griffin, I’ve listened to “I’m In Trouble” and love it! How do you feel this song complements the novel?
Hah, well, I can’t give a very specific answer, because I can’t tell you anything about the book, but it fits the scene it’s in pretty well in my opinion. I’m really excited for people to actually get to experience the song as they’re reading the scene.
Colleen, how was the experience of collaborating with Griffin special for you?
It’s been so amazing. I’ve asked a lot of him but he’s been so enthusiastic the whole time. There have been times he’s written songs within hours of me asking for them. It could have been a disaster, but we work really well together and I don’t think this could have gone any more smoothly.
This next question is for the both of you. What was the most magical part of this experience?
Colleen: For me, it’s been listening to a song for the first time when Griffin sends it to me. It always gives me chills, hearing how perfectly it matches the scene it was written for.
Griffin: The whole thing has been incredible. I’m so grateful to Colleen for allowing me to be a part of this project. It’s been a blast, and to be honest, the entire thing has been magical! I can’t narrow it down to one thing.
Colleen, I’ve come to associate your books with gut-wrenching emotion. If you had to give a warning label for MAYBE SOMEDAY, what would it say?
Haha, that’s hard for me to say. My books don’t make me cry, so I’m usually a little surprised when I found out how much they make other people cry. I feel like this one is less likely to make people cry than my others have been, but I could be wrong.
Now for the fun questions! Describe each other with one word!
Colleen describing Griffin: Humble
Griffin describing Colleen: Generous
What’s your favourite lyric from a song?
Colleen: Are you guys tired of hearing this??? “Decide what to be and go be it” by The Avett Brothers from the song Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise.
Griffin: I just can’t pick one. I can’t do it! There are too many good options.
And lastly, if we were unforgivably rude and snatched your IPod, what guilty pleasure song would we find?
Colleen: Love Bug by The Jonas Brothers
Griffin: Woman by Friday by King. Just listen to it… you WILL replay it.
Thank you so much Colleen and Griffin for stopping by!
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance—and the enchanting music that inspires one young woman to put her life back together.
At twenty-two years old, aspiring musician Sydney Blake has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her good friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter cheating on her with Tori—and she is left trying to decide what to do next.
Sydney becomes captivated by her mysterious neighbor, Ridge Lawson. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the daily guitar playing he does out on his balcony. She can feel the harmony and vibrations in his music. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either: He seems to have finally found his muse. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one…
From the author of the New York Times bestsellers Slammed, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, This Girl, and Losing Hope, Maybe Someday is destined to become another bestseller and long-lasting fan favorite
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