Forever For a Year Blog Tour | Interview & Giveaway!

Posted July 24, 2015 by Christy || 5 Comments

Forever For a Year Blog Tour | Interview & Giveaway!

Forever For a Year Blog Tour | Interview & Giveaway!Forever for a Year by B. T. Gottfred
Published by Macmillan on July 7th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Love & Romance
Pages: 432

When Carolina and Trevor meet on their first day of school, something draws them to each other. They gradually share first kisses, first touches, first sexual experiences. When they're together, nothing else matters. But one of them will make a choice, and the other a mistake, that will break what they thought was unbreakable. Both will wish that they could fall in love again for the first time . . . but first love, by definition, can't happen twice.
Told in Carolina and Trevor's alternating voices, this is an up-close-and-personal story of two teenagers falling in love for the first time, and discovering it might not last forever.

Interview with B.T. Gottfred

1. Can you tell readers a little bit about Forever for a Year?

Carolina and Trevor meet on the first day of high school and it’s an almost cosmic connection from the start. The book is told in alternating her/him chapters as they go on the mad, magical roller coaster that is first love. 

2. What inspired you to write Forever for a Year?
I was drawn to young adult novels because of the purity of emotion teenagers have. Adults feel all the same things, we just like to pretend we don’t by hiding beyond layers of rationalized repression. As for why this book exactly? Basically Carolina and Trevor got inside my head and they wouldn’t let me not write it. 
3. What was the hardest thing about writing Forever for a Year?
Letting go of things like plot and grammar;) I’m kidding. Sort of. Once I turned the story over to my characters, I had to surrender certain elements to them. When I say ‘certain elements’, I mean basically everything
4. If you could tell Carolina and Trevor one thing, what would it be?
Oh, I’m pretty sure both of them are wiser than me already. I need them to give me advice. 
5. In one sentence, tell readers why they should pick up Forever for a Year.
Carolina and Trevor are both very unique voices — all it takes is twenty pages to know if you’ll love these characters or they are not for you. So download those free chapters in five, four, three, two…

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About B. T. Gottfred

And… yeah… I’m crazy but can pretend really, really well I’m not. Sort of what I feel about everybody. (Except for the people who can’t pretend they’re not crazy. You know who you are. Actually, never mind, you probably don’t.)

Anyway, here’s some stuff I’ve done to help me feign sanity:

Wrote and directed the play, “Women Are Crazy Because Men Are A**holes” that has played over four years in Los Angeles and Chicago and just made its Off Broadway premiere at the historic Cherry Lane Theatre. Los Angeles Times said: “Seldom have I been a part of a more enthusiastic and vocal audience. Brad T Gottfred’s play about young couples stumbling through the minefield of codependency taps a universal nerve.”

Wrote, directed, and executive produced the feature film “The Movie Hero” which played at over 20 film festivals worldwide, winning numerous awards including First Prize at the Rhode Island Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Austin Film Festival.

My first play, “Marry, F**K, Or Kill” was called “a guilty pleasure for veterans of the single life” by the Los Angeles Times. It went on to an Off Broadway premiere in the fall of 2011.

First web series “Sex and Love Conspire to Destroy the World” was released by MyDamnChannel in 2013.

My first-ish novel, “Forever for a Year”, was released in July 2015 by Macmillan/Holt.

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5 responses to “Forever For a Year Blog Tour | Interview & Giveaway!

  1. This is one of those that have been on my radar for awhile now. It seems everyone is loving it!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win and great interview!!

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