All About Jennifer Echolls and SUCH A RUSH

BY MINDI SCOTT

I’ve read most of the novels that Jennifer Echolls has had published. I admire how wonderfully her dialogue and characters come across, and am pleased today that she has answered a few questions about her newest release, Such a Rush!

At age eight, what did you want to be when you grew up? And at age eighteen? And while you’re at it, what about at age twenty-eight?
Jennifer Echolls: At eight, I wanted to be a writer like my (unpublished) grandmother. At eighteen I was a music major. But I quickly switched my major to English because I wanted to be a novelist. By twenty-eight I was a graduate student in English and a college writing teacher, I was working on my seventh (unpublished) novel, and I’d had two literary agents.
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2. Which Breakfast-Club-style label would have best fit your teenage self?
JE: Brain, all day long. I don’t feel very smart–I’m downright stupid about some things, like how to get a novel published–but I’m analytical to a fault.

3. Without giving away too much from your newest book, which character or scene from it are you the most pleased to have created, and why?
JE: The love scenes between Leah and Grayson seem to be going over pretty well.

4. Which are your favorite movies to watch again and again?
JE: All romantic comedies–I just re-watched America’s Sweethearts twice.
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5. And, now, the most important question of all: Beatles or Elvis? Please support your answer. 😉
JE: Elvis, because he was a remarkable talent in multiple genres, and he came from right next door in Mississippi.
 
Mindi, thanks for having me on your blog!
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About the book: High school senior Leah Jones loves nothing more than flying. While she’s in the air, it’s easy to forget life with her absentee mother at the low-rent end of a South Carolina beach town. When her flight instructor, Mr. Hall, hires her to

fly for his banner advertising business, she sees it as her ticket out of the trailer park. And when he dies suddenly, she’s afraid her flying career is gone forever.

But Mr. Hall’s teenage sons, golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson, are determined to keep the banner planes flying. Though Leah has crushed on Grayson for years, she’s leery of getting involved in what now seems like a doomed business–until Grayson betrays her by digging up her most damning secret. Holding it over her head, he forces her to fly for secret reasons of his own, reasons involving Alec. Now Leah finds herself drawn into a battle between brothers–and the consequences could be deadly.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jennifer Echols is the award-winning author of multiple romantic dramas and romantic comedies for teens. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama.

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2 thoughts on “All About Jennifer Echolls and SUCH A RUSH

  1. Sarah says:

    I love this series you ladies are putting together, and this is probably my favorite one, because I love Jennifer Echols’ books and Such a Rush is my new favorite!

    And, I agree, Team Elvis forever! 🙂

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