Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: Can Dreams Come True? by Krysten Lindsay Hager @KrystenLindsay @XpressoTours

Can Dreams Come True?
Krysten Lindsay Hager
Publication date: March 20th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Cecily has always had a huge crush on singer Andrew Holiday and she wants to be an actress, so she tags along when her friend auditions for his new video. However, the director isn’t looking for an actress, but rather the girl next door—and so is Andrew. Cecily gets a part in the video and all of Andrew’s attention on the set. Her friend begins to see red and Cecily’s boyfriend is seeing green—as in major jealousy. A misunderstanding leaves Cecily and her boyfriend on the outs and Andrew hopes to pick up the pieces as he’s looking for someone more stable in his life than the models he’s dated. Soon Cecily begins to realize Andrew understands her more than her small-town boyfriend—but can her perfect love match really be her favorite rock star?

Interview with Krysten Lindsay Hager

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Can Dreams Come True?

Cecily is the main character and she’s in high school and wants to be an actress, but she is a bit of an introvert. She loves music and really connects to Andrew Holiday’s songs so she’s excited at the chance to meet him, but also worries he won’t be what she thinks he’s like.

Andrew is the singer/songwriter and writes very vulnerable lyrics that really connect with his fans. He’s down to earth despite his fame and finds he’s getting overwhelmed by the music business.

Can you tell us a little bit about your next books or what you have planned for the future?

I’m working on the second book in the Cecily Taylor Series. In the next book she will be going to New York City to see Andrew and do her first big modeling job—which she’s a nervous wreck over. She also finds some distance between her and her best friend who is dating a guy who isn’t a great boyfriend choice. Cecily worries speaking her mind on that will cause her to lose her friend.

How long would you say it takes you to write a book?

Each book has been different. The shortest amount of time has been a few months, but some have taken years.

What is your favorite childhood book?

I loved the book, Just As Long As We’re Together by Judy Blume.
I read it in the sixth grade and just really connected with it.

If you could spend the day with one of the characters from Can Dreams Come True who would it be? Please tell us why you chose this particular character, where you would go and what you would do.

I think it’d be interesting to go somewhere and talk to Andrew and find out what his life is really like. He loves writing music and performing, but the fame side of things is getting to overwhelm him and I think it’d be great to hear about what inspire his song lyrics.

What was the hardest scene from Can Dreams Come True to write?

The scenes where Cecily feels uncomfortable with her boyfriend (from the beginning of the book) talking to his ex and blowing off her concerns about it. I felt a little queasy writing that because I could feel her emotions of insecurity and uncertainty on it.

What made you want to become a writer?

I love reading and always wanted to write something that someone could escape with when they’re having a bad day. I love creating worlds and new characters.

Just for fun

(a Favorite song: Right now it’s Perfect by Ed Sheeran and I love Father Figure by George Michael

(b Favorite book: The Great Gatsby

(c Favorite movie: Just Friends and Wonder Woman

(d Favorite tv show: American Dad and The Royals

(e Favorite Food: bacon

(f Favorite drink: Pepsi

(g Favorite website: Instagram and The Washington Post page

Thanks so much for visiting with us today!

Author Bio:

Who knew all those embarrassing, cringe-y moments in middle school and high school could turn into a career? And who would have thought that daydreaming in math class would pay off down the road?

Krysten Lindsay Hager writes about friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values.

She is the author of True Colors, Best Friends…Forever?, Next Door to a Star, Landry in Like, Competing with the Star (The Star Series: Book 2) and Dating the It Guy. True Colors, won the Readers Favorite award for best preteen book and the Dayton Book Expo Bestseller Award for childen/teens. Competing with the Star is a Readers’ Favorite Book Award Finalist. Krysten’s work has been featured in USA Today, The Flint Journal, the Grand Haven Tribune, the Beavercreek Current, the Bellbrook Times, Springfield News-Sun, Grand Blanc View, Dayton Daily News and on Living Dayton. Coming soon: Can Dreams Come True



Giselle said...

Thanks for being on the tour! :)

Krysten Lindsay Hager said...

Thanks for having me on today!