How are you enjoying these Author Talk Podcast Episodes? This time we’re back with our favorite twinnies, Erin and Jaime from Fiction Fare, and featuring Love & Gelato author Jenna Evans Welch. SHe was so much fun, and we know you can’t wait to hear what she had to say. Go ahead and jump right on in, and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments.
- Jenna Evans Welch gives us the low down on Love & Gelato, including the setting, the inspiration, and the characters.
- Jenna talks about her writing style and whether or not we’ll see more of Lina and Ren.
- We find out Jenna’s favorite scenes and some fun things about her.
- Jenna tells us some of her favorite books and what makes her swoon.
- Finally, Jenna plays a little word-association game with us. Some of her answers might surprise you.
***Meet Jenna Evans Welch***
Jenna Evans Welch spent her high school years in Florence, Italy, where she drove a scooter, danced in fountains, and ate entirely too much gelato. She now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and young son. Read her blog, The Green Lemon, at JennaEvansWelch.com.
***About Love & Gelato***Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
Published by Simon Pulse on May 3, 2016
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Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn’t around for sixteen years? All Lina wants to do is get back home.
But then Lina is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly Lina’s uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. A world that inspires Lina, along with the ever-so-charming Ren, to follow in her mother’s footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept from Lina for far too long. It’s a secret that will change everything she knew about her mother, her father—and even herself.
People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more.
Thanks for listening, everyone!