Thursday, May 23, 2013

Jenn Johansson: Top Ten Things You Could Say to Make Someone Think You're a Psycho Stalker

Guess who's here with me today? The fabulous J.R. Johansson! Welcome, welcome, Jenn! You and I have gone to a lot of the same conferences. That's probably how we first met, right?

Jenn: Yes...although the fact that it's a blur for both of us makes me wonder if we've just always known each other. ;-)

Peggy: I think probably what initially drew me to you was your copper curls and the I'm-not-a-stalker vibe you exuded. Which is amazing, considering the stalking that goes on in your books!

Jenn: Yes...I try to keep the stalking in public to a minimum. It's the hiding in the bushes in private that I really get my stalking vibe on. No, I actually fail at stalking. I'd get caught immediately. Watching Veronica Mars makes me wish I was better at being sneaky.

Peggy: In my other life, I am a ninja. But to really go full-on stalker, I'm going to need a few pointers. Hiding in bushes... check. Don't get caught... check. Be sneaky.... check. But what should I say?

Jenn's Top 10: Things A Stalker Would Say:

10 – Your hair reminds me of the dolls I used to set on fire.
9 – I liked the outfit you bought yesterday at 7:32pm.
8 – You are so much like this other girl I used to follow.
7 – You look cute when you sleep.
6 – I can seeee yooouuuu…
5 – I have pictures of you in every outfit, in case you can’t decide what to wear…
4 – If you want to come to my place, I can show you my restraining order collection.
3 – I’m always here for you, especially when you can’t see me.
2 – Any line of lyrics from ‘Every Breath You Take’ by the Police
And…straight out of Insomnia…
1 – My addiction is you.

Peggy: Hahahaha! Thanks, Jenn! You just totally made my day! And do you know what else made my day? That one time you let me be a stop on your ARC tour, and I got to read INSOMNIA. It sucked me in and pulled me at a break-neck speed every step of the way. Sigh. That rocked a lot.

Her eyes saved his life. Her dreams released his darkness.

After four years of sleeplessness, high school junior Parker Chipp can’t take much more. Every night, instead of sleeping, he enters the dreams of the last person he’s made eye contact with. If he doesn’t sleep soon, Parker will die.

Then he meets Mia. Her dreams, calm and beautifully uncomplicated, allow him blissful rest that’s utterly addictive. But what starts out as a chance meeting turns into an obsession; Parker’s furious desire for what he needs pushes him to extremes he never thought he’d go. And when someone begins terrorizing Mia with twisted death threats, Parker’s memory blackouts leave him doubting his own innocence.

And the amazing, awesome thing is, Jenn's doing an incredible preorder giveaway! If you order the book now, you can enter to win a NookHD 16GB with a case (a mother-of-all-prizes worth $250!!).

Here's some of the places where you can pre-order INSOMNIA:

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J.R. JOHANSSON is a young adult thriller author published with Flux and FSG/Macmillan. Her debut, INSOMNIA is coming June 2013. She has a B.S. degree in public relations and a background in marketing. She credits her abnormal psychology minor with inspiring many of her characters. When she's not writing, she loves reading, playing board games, and sitting in her hot tub. Her dream is that someday she can do all three at the same time. She has two young sons and a wonderful husband. In fact, other than her cat, Cleo, she's nearly drowning in testosterone.

Peggy: To thank you for joining us today, Jenn, I have your favorite-- peanut butter cookies!! *passes plate*

Jenn: If you give me plates of cookies, I may have to start stalking you...


JeffO said...

What a great concept! Best of luck, Jenn.

Delia Moran said...

I'll be sure to avoid these in my query letters. Wait...what?

Oh, hey! The book sounds great and it is now on my list. :D

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Those were hilarious! Thanks for sharing your awesome tips on what to say to someone I stalk! Ha ha ha. ;)

Kathryn Purdie said...

Thanks for giving me a good laugh this morning, you two! Jenn, I absolutely can't wait to read INSOMNIA!!!

Jacqui said...

What a fun post! Got my Insomnia this week. So excited to scare myself!

S.P. Bowers said...

Creepy top 10 list. I think I'm glad I wouldn't have ever thought of most of them.

Congrats on the book, Jenn!

Carrie Butler said...

Oo... this sounds really, really good! :)

J.R. Johansson said...

Thanks for having me, Peggy! This was such a fun & silly post to put together. Loved working on it with you! ;-)

Rob Polk said...

Wish I'd read this post before sending out my my first seventeen query letters. Hmm. Now I will stalk this book until it is mine!

ilima said...

Haha! I like #1. It's kind of romantic. :)

Jeff Hargett said...

That's just too funny!

J.R. Johansson said...

Hahahaha, Ilima! Also...I'm concerned. ;-)

Shelli Sivert said...

Great post! The book sounds thrilling! And so true about "Every Breath You Take." I love the Police and I think I'd been singing that song ten years before I thought...hey, wait a second.

Natalie Cleary said...

Hahaha, could you imagine if someone said those to you!!! My copy of Insomnia came on Friday and Im so excited to read it after my current read :)