We’re back with another fun Author Talk Podcast Episode and this time, we’re featuring one of our favorites, Charlotte Huang! We’re thrilled that she stopped by to chat with us about her latest book, Going Geek! You might remember it was one of our most anticipated grabs at BEA. It wouldn’t be an Author Talk episode without our favorite twinnies, Erin and Jaime from Fiction Fare. Despite the technical difficulties–we do we sound like we’re in a tunnel?!?–we had so much fun, so we won’t waste another second of your time–go ahead and jump right on in, and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.
- Charlotte Huang starts us off with her elevator pitch for Going Geek, where her idea for the book came from, and what a typical writing day looks like for her.
- Next, we ask about how she develops her writing and characters and how long it took for Going Geek to hit shelves from when she first started drafting.
- Charlotte shares some insight into Declan and Skylar’s characters and what it takes to write a swoony boy.
- We talk about some of Charlotte’s experiences attending a boarding school and what her favorite scenes in Going Geek were.
- We find out the characters from Charlotte’s books that she’d most like to introduce.
- We dish music and Charlotte gives some sage wisdom to her 17-year-old self (and teens everywhere).
- We talk TBR piles, books that need more love, and the swooniest boys of all.
- We play a fun word association game.
- We wrap things up with Charlotte flipping the tables on us and asking us questions. 🙂
***Meet Charlotte Huang***
Charlotte Huang is a graduate of Smith College and received an MBA from Columbia Business School, which is clearly something every aspiring writer should do. When not glued to her computer, she cheers her two sons on at sporting events and sometimes manages to stay up late enough to check out bands with her music agent husband. Charlotte lives in Los Angeles and is the author of For the Record (Delacorte, 2015)
***About Going Geek***Going Geek by Charlotte Huang
Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers on September 13, 2016
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A girl forced out of her comfort zone finds that being true to herself is the best way to live her life, in this second novel from the author of For the Record.
It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Skylar Hoffman’s senior year at her preppy East Coast boarding school should have been perfect:
the coolest friends
the most desirable dorm
But it’s far from it. To her dismay, Skylar’s not going to rule senior year because she’s stuck in Abbot House, a tiny dorm known for, well, nothing. Living with a group of strangers everyone thinks is lame is bad enough. Worse is that Skylar wasn’t exactly truthful about how she spent summer break in Los Angeles—and her little white lie is causing her once rock-solid romance to crumble fast. And when it turns out that Skylar’s best friend is the one responsible for having her booted from Lincoln? It’s an all-out war.
Stepping out of her comfort zone never felt so scary—or necessary. But everything is different now. Including, maybe, Skylar herself . . .