Blog Tour – How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love With you – T. M. Franklin

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Seventeen-year-old Oliver Wendell Holmes (Yes, his parents are just that peculiar, but his brother’s name is Sherlock, so it could have been worse) knows that he’s different. He’s quirky, awkward, and he’s okay with that. Oliver also likes making lists-meticulous procedures for achieving his goals, step-by-step. Whether it’s “How to Get an A in Chemistry” or “How to Get Accepted to MIT,” he has a process, and it’s worked for him so far. He doesn’t even care that the popular kids mock him. Oliver’s got his eye on the prize.

So when he decides it’s time to declare his feelings for Ainsley Bishop, the girl of his dreams, it’s only natural for him to make a list-a point-by-point strategy to win her heart. He knows it will take a grand gesture for her to see all he has to offer, and her approaching birthday provides the ideal opportunity for Oliver to put his plan into action.

Finding the perfect gift is a challenge Oliver meets with his usual dogged determination. He’ll need to watch her carefully for clues to pinpoint exactly what he should give her. And along the way, he might just learn that what Ainsley really needs is not quite what he expected.

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Guest Post:

So…Where’s the Magic?

By T.M. Franklin

MagicAnyone who’s read my books knows I love to include a supernatural/paranormal element in my stories. In MORE, it’s people with superior abilities and powers. In Window, it’s a girl who sees visions through her living room window. In A Piece of Cake, it’s a woman with a special gift to help people find their soul mate. So some wonder why How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love with You doesn’t have that supernatural spin.

Well, I thought about it.

I knew that’s what people would expect, since that’s what I’ve given them so far. Even my logo tagline – Adventure, Romance, & a Little Magic – hints at it. I considered giving Oliver an ability of some kind.

Very briefly.

Here’s why. When I got the idea for Oliver, I was in between writing books #2 and #3 for the MORE Trilogy. I decided I wanted to tell the story of a boy who was a little different, the kind of boy who’d get teased in high school and doesn’t fit in. But I wanted him to be okay with that. That aspect is inspired by my own son. He’s not on the popularity bandwagon, and if people don’t like him, he’s fine with it. It’s not always easy, of course, but he realizes that it doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things.

Left OutThat was the story I wanted to tell with Ainsley. That you can be different – unpopular or not part of the in-crowd – and have a great future and still end up with the girl. Because when I think about the people I went to high school with, a lot of them weren’t conventionally “popular.” I mean, who is, anyway? A small group of people, really. But after high school is when we realize that all that stuff is ridiculous and doesn’t matter in the real world. It’s something we try to teach our kids, but sometimes it falls on deaf ears. I mean, what could we know about being a teenager? We’re so old!

I thought about it and realized that making Oliver able to fly or read minds or something would take away from what I wanted to say. Oliver is special. He’s smart and funny and kind. He’s hard-working and loyal and goes after his goals with single-minded determination. He deals with bullies in his own way – sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking – and he’s a survivor.

He’s not only a survivor. He’s a thriver. And he didn’t need any special powers for that.

So in the end, as I told Mich, I decided to tell a story where the only magic is love. After all, isn’t that the best kind?

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T.M. Franklin T.M. Franklin started out her career writing non-fiction in a television newsroom. Graduating with a B.A. in Communications specializing in broadcast journalism and production, she worked for nine years as a major market television news producer, and garnered two regional Emmy Awards, before she resigned to be a full-time mom and part-time freelance writer. Her first published novel, MORE, was born during National Novel Writing month, a challenge to write a novel in thirty days. MORE was well-received, being selected as a finalist in the 2013 Kindle Book Review Best Indie Book Awards, as well as winning the Suspense/Thriller division of the Blogger Book Fair Reader’s Choice Awards.

In addition to MORE and its sequel, The Guardians, Franklin penned the Amazon best-selling short stories A Piece of Cake andWindow, which also won a Blogger Book Fair Reader’s Choice Award for Short Story/Fantasy. Her new YA romance, How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love with You, is Franklin’s first love story without a paranormal or fantasy element, although she believes love is the best kind of magic.

TWELVE, the final installment in the MORE Trilogy will be released in the fall of 2014.

 

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T.M. Franklin T.M. Franklin started out her career writing non-fiction in a television newsroom. Graduating with a B.A. in Communications specializing in broadcast journalism and production, she worked for nine years as a major market television news producer, and garnered two regional Emmy Awards, before she resigned to be a full-time mom and part-time freelance writer. Her first published novel, MORE, was born during National Novel Writing month, a challenge to write a novel in thirty days. MORE was well-received, being selected as a finalist in the 2013 Kindle Book Review Best Indie Book Awards, as well as winning the Suspense/Thriller division of the Blogger Book Fair Reader’s Choice Awards.

In addition to MORE and its sequel, The Guardians, Franklin penned the Amazon best-selling short stories A Piece of Cake andWindow, which also won a Blogger Book Fair Reader’s Choice Award for Short Story/Fantasy. Her new YA romance, How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love with You, is Franklin’s first love story without a paranormal or fantasy element, although she believes love is the best kind of magic.

TWELVE, the final installment in the MORE Trilogy will be released in the fall of 2014.

Connect with T.M. Franklin

Website | E-mail | Facebook | Twitter

 

Reviews

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2 responses to “Blog Tour – How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love With you – T. M. Franklin

  1. Thanks so much for hosting, Mich! 🙂

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