A Q&A with the author... The Speed of Falling Objects by Nancy Richardson Fischer (Interview & #Giveaway) @The_FFBC

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The Speed of Falling Objects
By Nancy Richardson Fischer
YA Contemporary
Hardcover, Audiobook & ebook, ? Pages
October 1st 2019 by Inkyard Press


From the author of When Elephants Fly comes an exceptional new novel about falling down, risking everything and embracing what makes us unique. Don't miss this compulsively readable novel about the most unlikely of heroes.

Danger "Danny" Danielle Warren is no stranger to falling. After losing an eye in a childhood accident, she had to relearn her perception of movement and space. Now Danny keeps her head down, studies hard, and works to fulfill everyone else's needs. She's certain that her mom's bitterness and her TV star father's absence are her fault. If only she were more-more athletic, charismatic, attractive-life would be perfect.

When her dad calls with an offer to join him to film the next episode of his popular survivalist show, Danny jumps at the chance to prove she's not the disappointment he left behind. Being on set with the hottest teen movie idol of the moment, Gus Price, should be the cherry on top. But when their small plane crashes in the Amazon, and a terrible secret is revealed, Danny must face the truth about the parent she worships and falling for Gus, and find her own inner strength and worth to light the way home.

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Would you tell us a little more about the main characters from THE SPEED OF FALLING OBJECTS?

Danger Danielle Warren, nicknamed Danny, is a timid young woman who sees herself as defective, inferior and an embarrassment based on a childhood accident that caused her to lose one eye, her bitter mother, her parents’ divorce, and her father’s abandonment. Her journey through THE SPEED OF FALLING OBJECTS forces her to question the past, unearth disturbing secrets, and face hard truths about her father, mother, falling for Gus, and herself in order to survive.

Cougar Warren is a charming, handsome, TV survivalist. His past created his needs and persona and the plane crash in the Amazon will uncover many of his amazing abilities and terrible flaws. Whether he will recognize the latter and reconnect with the daughter he abandoned is uncertain.

Gus Price has been a famous actor since childhood. He supports his mother and three brothers, and allows others to shape his image. The plane crash, loss, and tragedies in the rainforest will set him on a journey to question who he wants to be in the future and whether that future will include Danny.

Jupiter Jones is the sound tech for Cougar’s TV show. He’s the product of a tough single mother’s love, knows who he is and what’s most important to him. He overflows with kindness, especially toward Danny.

What one piece of advice would Danny give about surviving the Amazon?

Danny would suggest never getting lost in the Amazon rainforest! But if you do need to survive the Amazon, she’d say to figure out your unique skills, believe in yourself, and move carefully as there are so many things in the rainforest that can kill you!

What is your favorite thing about the book’s cover?

I love the cover’s sense of motion and the idea that even the brightest stars can fall, so it’s best not to hitch your wagon to anyone else and instead be your own star.

What part or aspect of this story do you love the most?

I love the idea that we create ourselves from stories told to us, or ones we’ve told ourselves, misperception, tragedies, as well as half-truths and even lies. It’s only by questioning the foundation we’ve built ourselves upon that we discover our true identity and become the person we want and are meant to be.

What challenged you about writing THE SPEED OF FALLING OBJECTS?

The bugs, snakes and spiders!!! I can’t stand any of them, and reading about each one while looking at photos was SUPER HARD! But I wanted Danny’s experiences to feel as real as possible, so I pulled up my big girl pants and dug deep. For the record, I still can’t stand any creepy crawlies!!!!!

What are you working on next?

My next novel is called THE STORY COLLECTOR. It’s about twins, Hugo and Kat, who live in the same house but couldn’t be more different. Kat is driven, goal oriented, and certain. Hugo is rudderless, attends tons of concerts, and does his share and more of drugs. On their 18th birthday Hugo attempts suicide and as he teeters between life and death, Kat learns that she’s his medical proxy, meaning she has to make the decision of whether to terminate life support. But she barely knows Hugo or what he’d want. The Story Collector is about Kat’s journey to know her brother before she makes this decision—by attending a fire sculpture and music festival he loved. Over three days she faces the past and damaging secrets in order to know her brother, herself, and to embrace an uncertain future.

About the Author

I'm a published author with children's, teen and adult titles including: The Golden Globe, Lyric's World and Promises (Junior Jedi Knights Trilogy) for LucasFilm (Berkeley Press), Feel No Fear, The Power, Passion and Politics of a Life in Gymnastics (Hyperion), Monica: From Fear to Victory (HarperCollins), A Journey: The Autobiography of Apolo Anton Ohno (Simon & Schuster), Nadia Comaneci: Letters to a Young Gymnast (Basic Books), and Winning Every Day with Shannon Miller (Bantam Books).

I've written for a circus, a graduate school, tried my hand at waitressing (I was terrible!), baking carrot cakes (I was messy but good!), and been lucky enough to ultimately do what I love - write.

I live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband and our mostly wonderful (but sometimes vorpal) Vizsla. When I'm not conjuring a story, I love to kite-board, bike, ski or plan adventures with my two guys, who both make me laugh for different reasons and are the best partners in fun a gal could ever imagine.

If you want to learn more about my latest novel, When Elephants Fly (publication date September 04, HarperCollins/Harlequin Teen), please visit my website: www.nancyrichardsonfischer.com

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