The month of March is a HUGE month for YA releases and one I’m particularly excited about is Amy Trueblood’s NOTHING BUT SKY. This historical fiction contains doesn’t come out until the end of the month, but we have a preview and interview to get you primed for release! There are so many elements to this novel I’m excited about: from a daredevil girl who works against the social mores of the historical time period (WWI!), a boy who challenges her every step of the way and that she maybe wants to kiss and heart-stopping action. Find out more about NOTHING BUT SKY, the author, Amy Trueblood, and what inspired this story of perseverance, daredevil stunts and one final chance to prove yourself the world and to your harshest critic–yourself.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Nothing But Sky by Amy Trueblood
Paperback, 284 pages
Grace Lafferty only feels alive when she’s dangling 500 feet above ground. As a post-World War I wing walker, Grace is determined to get to the World Aviation Expo, proving her team’s worth against flashier competitors and earning a coveted Hollywood contract.
No one’s ever questioned Grace’s ambition until Henry Patton, a mechanic with plenty of scars from the battlefield, joins her barnstorming team. With each new death-defying trick, Henry pushes Grace to consider her reasons for being a daredevil. Annoyed with Henry’s constant interference, and her growing attraction to him, Grace continues to test the powers of the sky.
After one of her risky maneuvers saves a pilot’s life, a Hollywood studio offers Grace a chance to perform at the Expo. She jumps at the opportunity to secure her future. But when a stunt goes wrong, Grace must decide whether Henry, and her life, are worth risking for one final trick.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I’m Amy Trueblood and I write Young Adult and Adult fiction. I grew up in Southern California and Arizona. After graduating from college with a degree in journalism, I lived in Los Angeles and worked as an NBC page before returning to Arizona to start a career in advertising.
My wild life has allowed me to live in many places including Nashville (for six years), and it’s true what they say, it’s very easy to pick up the accent. While living in Music City, I worked for Ingram Book Group and fell in love with the world of publishing and writing after reading an ARC (advanced reading copy) of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Shortly thereafter, I started writing my first Young Adult novel and I haven’t stopped writing since!
6. What advice would you give to authors just starting their publishing journey?
Focus on your own path. The only thing you can control is what you write. Others may get agents or publishing deals, and it may make you feel low, but the only thing you can do is work on your own journey. Open that Word document and move forward. I think once you become immersed in your next story you’ll remember why you write and the rest will fall into place.
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