Frosh2 Blog Tour: Interview with Monica B. Wagner

_FROSH2FINAL.jpg“Fresh, authentic, and smart. This is a feel good book, but think twice about reading in public. Some parts will make you feel really good!”

— Tamara Mataya, NYT/USA Today bestselling author

The Book

In FROSH: FIRST BLUSH, Ellie, Grant, Devon, and Charlie spent their welcome week falling head over heels for each other—before totally falling apart. Now, in FROSH: SECOND CHANCES, they’ll have to pick up the pieces. 

After ruining Grant’s football career (and her own reputation), Ellie has been trying to lie low—which means not making more enemies. But some students still want her to pay for what she did, and now, Ellie’s determined to fight back—and fight for Grant.

Grant is adjusting to his new reality: no more football means no more free passes in class, and definitely no more distractions; especially from Ellie, whom he misses even after she destroyed his world. Can he find a way to move on without her—and without football?

Devon finally has it all: her brother’s sober and her boyfriend is an adorkable genius. But when her parents threaten to tear her and Charlie apart because he doesn’t ‘fit’ into their high society, she will go to dangerous lengths to prove that nothing—nothing—can defeat Devon Connors.

Charlie’s never questioned who he is: pre-med science geek, and now, Devon Connors’ boyfriend. But when he discovers a secret about his past, Charlie isn’t sure of anything—especially whether he can trust Devon with the truth.

Perfect for fans of Cora Carmack and Colleen Hoover, Monica B. Wagner’s sexy New Adult series follows these four characters all the way to winter break—when the only thing they’ll want more than first love is a second chance.

The Interview

Today I have fellow Pitch Wars mentor Monica B. Wagner on the blog talking about her new book. 
How is writing a sequel different from writing the first book?
I loved it. Because I already knew the characters more deeply after having written the first book, and that helped me go a little faster this time.
 
What’s it like telling four stories in one (with each character having their own view represented)?
Oy. It felt like I was writing four books at once, because each POV character has a very different personality and voice. And sometimes juggling the POVs was hard—mostly with the first drafts of the first book, when I was still figuring out things, like their personalities.
 
What’s the best research you’ve done so far for the series?
The book takes place in a US college. And that was interesting to research, because I went to college in Chile. So things were very different, and I learned a lot. That was super fun!
 
Who is your favourite character from the Frosh Series and why?
I love each of the four characters. But if I had to pick one, maybe I’d go with Devon, because she was the most challenging character to write. I knew she was selfish (like Garfield) and very flawed, but she also was honest and deep, deep down, she isn’t such a bad person. I had never written about an anti-heroine like that before. And I really loved the challenge.
 
Which character from the series do you identify with the most and why?
Ellie. Because she overthinks everything. And I’m like that sometimes. I’m too much in my own head.
 
For fans of your writing, what can people expect from you after Frosh 2?
The next book is the end of the series. So they can expect a HEA (happily ever after). =D
All buy links for FROSH 1 and 2 can be found here and here.

The Author

Mónica was born in a Peruvian city by a snow-capped volcano. Growing up, books were her constant companions as she traveled with her family to places like India (where she became a vegetarian), Thailand (where she *almost* met Leonardo di Caprio), France (where she pretended to learn French), and countless other places that inspired her to write. Now, Mónica lives in Chile with her husband, three boys, eleven hens, and stray dog. Keep up with Monica and follow her on Twitter @Monica_BW or visit her website: http://monibw.blogspot.com.

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