Hi, everyone! Welcome to one of the blog tour stops for S.R. Johannes and her new middle grade/tween angel novel, On The Bright Side. Shelli's been very busy. Her YA novel, Untraceable, was released last year and On The Bright Side will be released on January 31.
As if the devil’s food cake at her wake and the white fat pants she’s stuck wearing for eternity weren’t bad enough, fourteen year-old Gabby is quick to discover that Cirrus, the main rung of Heaven, is a far cry from the Pearly Gates. Here, Skyphones and InnerNets are all the rage. Until Gabby finds out she has to protect Angela, her school nemesis, in order to move up through the training levels of heaven. Problem is, Angela is now hitting on Gabby's should-have-been boyfriend. (awkward!)
Instead of protecting Angela, Gabby pranks her (like tripping is a sin?) at the hopes of cooling off the new couple. At first, they seem harmless until the school dance sabotage gets completely out of control. Then, her Celestial Sky Agent, who happens to have anger management issues of his own, puts Gabby on probation, threatening her eternal future.
Determined to right her wrongs, Gabby steals an ancient artifact that allows her to return to Earth for just one day. Without knowing, she kicks off a series of events and learns what can happen when you hate someone to death.
Oprah, Steve Jobs, Ghandi, Dali Lama, Joan of Ark.
Maybe Brad Pitt or Keanu Reeves – but that would be for breakfast - ha!!
What is one book everyone should read?
The Prophet by Kahil Gibran.
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Magnum chocolate bars – Think ice cream with a layer of caramel with a layer of crunchy
chocolate with another layer of caramel with another layer of crunchy chocolate.
Night owl, or early bird?
Night owl – definitely NOT early bird.
One food you would never eat?
Any kind of organ. Especially liver (though I have nightmares of my parents making me when I
was little (shivers).
I can sing.
What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?