Monday, March 8, 2021

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: It's Kind of a Cheesy Love Story by Lauren Morrill @LaurenEMorrill @XpressoTours

It’s Kind of a Cheesy Love Story
Lauren Morrill
Published by: Farrar Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Publication date: March 9th 2021
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Young Adult

A delicious love story with all the toppings, Lauren Morrill’s It’s Kind of a Cheesy Love Story is a contemporary YA rom-com about love, friendship, and pizza, perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Jenny Han.

After her mother gave birth to her in the bathroom of a local pizzeria, Beck has been given the dubious privilege of having minor fame, free pizza for life, and a guaranteed job when she turns sixteen—a job she unfortunately can’t afford to turn down.

Now she’s stuck with her geeky co-workers instead of taking Instagram-ready shots with her best friends (and her epic crush).

But maybe the pizza people aren’t all bad. Maybe that pizza delivery guy is kind of cute. And maybe there’s a way to make this Bathroom Baby thing work for her. Because when disaster strikes the beloved pizza place that’s started to feel like home, she’s going to need a miracle—one that might even mean bringing her two worlds together.

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Interview with Lauren Morrill

What made you want to become a writer?

I’ve always been a reader, and pretty early on I started trying to come up with my own stories. It’s just always been a thing I loved to do.

What inspired you to write It’s Kind of a Cheesy Love Story?

I saw a virals news story about a woman who gave birth in a Chick-fil-A. The baby was gifted free Chick-fil-A for life and a guaranteed job when she turned sixteen, and I started imagining what it would be like to turn sixteen and start working at the same place where you were born – especially if you really didn’t want to.

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in It’s Kind of a Cheesy Love Story?

Beck is the main character, who was born on the bathroom floor of Hot ‘N Crusty Pizza. We open on her sixteenth birthday, when she’s getting ready to start working there – and she really doesn’t want to. Hot ‘N Crusty has a staff of quirky and nerdy kids who work there, along with a very broody and handsome pizza delivery guy named Tristan. This is my favorite cast of characters I’ve ever written. They’re funny and lively and so full of love.

You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?

I love Judy Blume, because she’s still writing and still reassuring us that it will all be okay. I’ve reread her books multiple times over the years, and they still hit, no matter my age.

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

I’m working on an adult rom com now that I can’t really talk about, but that I hope will be my next book!

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

My husband and I made a lot of pizza over the course of writing it. Had to do that research!

Author Bio:

LAUREN MORRILL grew up in Maryville, Tennessee, where she was a short-term Girl Scout, a (not so) proud member of the marching band, and a trouble-making editor for the school newspaper. She graduated from Indiana University with a major in history and a minor in rock & roll, and now lives in Macon, GA with her husband and sons.

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Giselle said...

Thanks for being on the tour!:)

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