Happy Release Day: The Boyfriend App + Author Guest Post With Katie Sise

Katie Sise has kindly agreed to guest post here about her work, and share her inspiration for becoming a writer in honor of her debut release, The Boyfriend App.

 

 About The Author:
 Katie Sise is a New York City based author, jewelry designer, and television host. Her jewelry line has appeared in magazines like Vogue, W, Elle, Lucky, InStyle, People, Marie Claire, Allure, Teen Vogue, Seventeen, Us Weekly and Glamour, and has been worn by celebrities like Kate Winslet, Anne Hathaway, Cameron Diaz, and Beyonce Knowles. Katie has done design collaboration with outlets like Target, and has appeared as a style consultant on networks like HSN, Oxygen and Discovery. THE BOYFRIEND APP is her first novel.


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 Guest Post:

What Inspires Me to Write 
by Katie Sise

I love people’s stories. I love finding things out about someone that I never knew, or never could’ve guessed. I love when real-life people (and characters) reveal things to me that surprise me or make me want to know more.  

I was a theater major in college (at the University of Notre Dame, which is such a big part of The Boyfriend App) and much of those things were what I loved about acting, too. I really enjoy getting to know someone else and what made them tick. Ultimately, it makes you explore parts of yourself you didn’t realize were there. 

For me, the best way to understand someone else is to put myself in her shoes. It’s amazing how much empathy you have for others (real and imagined) when you do this. In theater– as well as in writing–this main character that you’ve gotten to know is then put into a high-stakes situation. Something is happening in her life that makes it the right time to write a novel from her perspective. I find that so exciting! I 
love bringing those stories to other people, and (hopefully) entertaining them for the hours they’re reading!

  The Boyfriend App:


Title: The Boyfriend App

Author:Katie Sise
Publication Date: April 30, 2013
Publisher:
Balzer & Bray

In The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise, super-smart, somewhat geeky Audrey McCarthy can’t wait to get out of high school. Her father’s death and the transformation of her one-time BFF, Blake Dawkins, into her worst nightmare have her longing for the new start college will bring.

But college takes money. So Audrey decides she has to win the competition for the best app designed by a high schooler—and the $200,000 that comes with it. She develops something she calls the Boyfriend App, and suddenly she’s the talk of the school and getting kissed by the hottest boys around. But can the Boyfriend App bring Audrey true love?


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Praise for the novel:
“Sexy, irresistible, page-turning fun. You’re going to want a boyfriend app–right now!” 
– Sarah Mlynowski, bestselling author of Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have)

Happy reading until next time!