Friday, November 11, 2016

BLOG TOUR: The Infinity of You & Me by J.Q. Coyle (Interview)

When two highly talented writers team up to write a novel, magical universes appear. THE INFINITY OF YOU & ME (St. Martin’s Press; November 8, 2016) is no exception: written under the pen name J.Q. Coyle—composed of publishing veterans Julianna Baggott and Quinn Dalton. In the tradition of Baggott’s Pure trilogy, THE INFINITY OF YOU AND ME grounds a “multiverse” adventure in the very real world. Fast-paced with a tightly spun plot, this young adult novel will enthrall even the most reluctant readers.

by J.Q. Coyle

Young Adult - Fantasy (Multiverse)
Published by St. Martin's Griffin
Publication: November 8th 2016

What if every life-altering choice you made could split your world into infinite worlds?

Almost fifteen, Alicia is smart and funny with a deep connection to the poet Sylvia Plath, but she’s ultimately failing at life. With a laundry list of diagnoses, she hallucinates different worlds—strange, decaying, otherworldly yet undeniably real worlds that are completely unlike her own with her single mom and one true friend. In one particularly vivid hallucination, Alicia is drawn to a boy her own age named Jax who’s trapped in a dying universe. Days later, her long-lost father shows up at her birthday party, telling her that the hallucinations aren’t hallucinations, but real worlds; she and Jax are bound by a strange past and intertwining present. This leads her on a journey to find out who she is while trying to save the people and worlds she loves. J.Q. Coyle’s The Infinity of You & Me is a wild ride through unruly hearts and vivid worlds guaranteed to captivate.

The wonderful people at St. Martin's gave me a chance to interview the genius/es behind The Infinity of You & Me, J.Q. Coyle!

1. [Hello! Welcome to Carmel and Kyla, it's an honor to have you on the blog.] Anyway, your novel sounds really interesting. How did you come up with the idea?

  • I struck me that every time you make a major life decision, you full imagine both choices – as if they were real. What if in that moment of extreme decision-making pressure, both choices actually became real. This led me to quantum physics and alternate parallel universes and ultimately to a girl named Alicia who creates these other universes, falls for someone in another universe and has to save that world.
2. What was the best part of writing The Infinity of You and Me?

  • I really loved writing about Alicia and her best friend Hafeez. With some friendships you wonder if – in another set of circumstances – if you could be a couple. In this book, there are other sets of circumstances, other worlds with other choices. So I loved being able to play with that idea.
3. Why should readers read your book?

  • I think readers should read whatever the hell they want. But if they like a wild premise, an adventure with a little bit of love thrown in, I hope they pick up THE INFINITY OF YOU & ME.
Praise for The Infinity of You & Me!

A fantastically fun mind-bender from start to finish, THE INFINITY OF YOU & ME will thrill its readers and leave them hungry for more.”
Karen Akins, author of Loop and Twist

J.Q. COYLE is the joint pen name of Julianna Baggott and Quinn Dalton. Quinn is an acclaimed writer who has published two short story collections and two novels. Julianna is the author of over twenty novels, including Pure, a New York Times Notable (2012).

This book is already out in the world, so make sure that you grab a copy right away!

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Big thanks to St. Martin's Press for making this possible! 

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