After having overcome tremendous challenges to save a love that transcends the boundary between heaven and earth, Nora and Patch must face an adversary with the power to destroy all that they have worked for.ight under the covers. She graduated college with a degree in health, which she promptly abandoned for storytelling. When not writing, shes most likely prowling sale racks for reject shoes, running, or watching crime dramas on TV. Her first novel, the YA thriller Hush, Hush, was published in 2009.
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Some fascinating outtakes from our interview with Becca Fitzpatrick: My first job entailed spending a summer working in a cornfield in Nebraska. I remember three things about the job: scorching heat, bugs (oh, the bugs!) and playing volleyball during lunch break. My job description included wandering up and down endless rows of corn and sticking small paper envelopes over the immature ears of corn so that they wouldnt become pollinated by the pollen floating around in the air. I think the company I worked for was trying to create hybrid corn to feed cattle, but when I needed a snack, I ate the corn. It was actually pretty good. Every day at lunch, the entire crew would play volleyball for about an hour (two or three when our bosses were out of town). Most of the crew was comprised of guys, which, as you can imagine, I didnt mind one bit. Other than the low pay, it was actually a great job. I could wear my swimsuit and listen to music on my Walkman (Im showing my age here). My older sister, Heather, worked with me and every day at the end of our shift, wed stop by McDonalds and buy ice cream cones — thirty nine cents each. Good times! My most noticeable physical trait is, hands down, my hair. Its big, unruly and curly, and you can spot it from a mile away...literally. Six years after I graduated high school in Idaho, I was visiting my husbands family and attending church two thousand miles away in Rhode Island, when a girl came running up to me after the service. Shed gone to high school with me, and said she recognized me from the back based on my hair alone. Growing up, I detested my hair. I spent at least an hour every day straightening it, wishing I could make it blend into the crowd, cursing it for being so different. It wasnt until I was in my twenties that I started to appreciate its uniqueness. Different no longer has a negative connotation to me. I should probably confess that ice cream is my favorite food, and I eat it every night. When I go grocery shopping, I try to buy a new flavor, rather than reverting back to a favorite flavor. Im on a mission to taste every flavor of ice cream out there! But I will say I have a soft spot in my heart for Ben & Jerrys Vanilla Heath Bar Crunch, Coldstone Creamerys Peanut Butter Cup Perfection and The Pie Who Loved Me, and St. Clairs Banana Nut. After a long day, my favorite way to unwind is by going running. Not exactly the most relaxing activity, granted, but I always imagine Im sweating out all the things weighing on my mind. By the time I circle back home, I feel like Ive left my cares in the dust. I live in Colorado, and we have some amazing running trails and beautiful scenery. It can be very relaxing and energizing to get out and hit the trails. Of course, I always reward myself with a bowl of ice cream when I finish! Writing can be a very solitary profession, and when deadlines are looming, its tempting to glue myself to my desk, but I try to make sure I get out a few times a month with friends, just so I dont forget what it means to be social. I always look forward to book club, which is made up of my very closest friends in the world. We always meet at a local restaurant or café, order drinks, dinner or dessert, and chat about our book selection. Weve had some great discussions over The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Uglies by Scott Westerfield and Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. The books are a catalyst for discussing whats going on in our personal lives, so while it sometimes feels like I get wrapped up in work, I always know Ill get to catch up with everyone at book club.