As part of the promotional tour through Teen Book Scene, I'm super excited today to welcome Pete from the upcoming release One Moment to the blog. One Moment releases June 26th from Egmont, and I highly recommend it to all lovers of contemporary young adult fiction. I absolutely adored this book, and will be on the lookout for everything Ms. McBride writes in the future!
If you had to choose a song that best describes the dynamic of your friendship with Maggie and the others prior to Joey’s death, what would it be?
Something fun and fast and twangy, with a bunch of instruments mixing together to make a perfect harmony. After his death? A slow tune with gloomy guitar/harmonica combination.
What is the craziest thing you, Joey, and Adam have ever done (aside from jumping off cliffs in the gorge)?
One time, we had this contest to see who could hold on to the tailgate of Joey’s truck longest while riding through curvy backcountry roads on a skateboard. Joey won, of course.
The friendship between the six of you in One Moment is complex and not without its various secrets. Are you the type of person who would share someone else’s secret in the hope of fixing a delicate situation, or are you the type to keep it to yourself hoping everything will work out?
It depends on the situation, but I’m more the type to keep it to myself and let things work out naturally. That said, I wouldn’t be afraid to jump in if needed.
Let’s say it was possible for you to have one more minute with Joey. What would you most want to say to him?
Either, “Dude! What were you thinking?” or just a simple “I love you, man.” It’s a toss up.
Joey planned a pretty perfect-for-her date for Maggie when they first got together. Where would you go and what would you do on a date you considered perfect for you?
An all-day music festival, guitar in hand, with a girl who’s not afraid to grab a hand drum and join in the music mix. One of my favorite things in life is an impromptu jam session.
Thanks for stopping by Pete! More information on Kristina and One Moment can be found here:
ONE MOMENT (from Goodreads)
This was supposed to be the best summer of Maggie’s life. Now it’s the one she’d do anything to forget.
Maggie Reynolds remembers hanging out at the gorge with her closest friends after a blowout party the night before. She remembers climbing the trail hand in hand with her perfect boyfriend, Joey. She remembers that last kiss, soft, lingering, and meant to reassure her. So why can’t she remember what happened in the moment before they were supposed to dive? Why was she left cowering at the top of the cliff, while Joey floated in the water below—dead?
As Maggie’s memories return in snatches, nothing seems to make sense. Why was Joey acting so strangely at the party? Where did he go after taking her home? And if Joey was keeping these secrets, what else was he hiding?