by: Pintip Dunn
Series: Forget Tomorrow
Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Release Date: October 4, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Sixteen-year-old Jessa Stone is the most valuable citizen in Eden City. Her psychic abilities could lead to significant scientific discoveries, if only she’d let TechRA study her. But ten years ago, the scientists kidnapped and experimented on her, leading to severe ramifications for her sister, Callie. She’d much rather break into their labs and sabotage their research—starting with Tanner Callahan, budding scientist and the boy she loathes most at school.
The past isn’t what she assumed, though—and neither is Tanner. He’s not the arrogant jerk she thought he was. And his research opens the door to the possibility that Jessa can rectify a fatal mistake made ten years earlier. She’ll do anything to change the past and save her sister—even if it means teaming up with the enemy she swore to defeat.
Hi Mrs. Dunn. My name is Paige. My mom gave me the okay to ask you some questions. I am excited to read your new book Remember Yesterday. I have a few questions about that book and Forget Tomorrow.
Hi Paige! Thank you so much for taking the time to write these questions! They are excellent, and I am so excited to hear from you and to answer them!
Thank you. How did you come up with the idea about writing a book with characters knowing their future?
I had been writing seriously for years and was getting frustrated with the publication process, namely the rejections. My editor friend said to me: "I wish I had a crystal ball. Then, I could tell you five years from now, you will definitely be published and you wouldn't worry about it so much."
A few days later, I was taking a nap with my toddler son and in that hazy state between being sleep and awake. "Wouldn't it be great," I thought, "if we could send memories to our younger selves? Then I could see myself as a successful author and know that all this sweat and blood and tears were worth it." My next thought was: "Hey, that would make a great idea for a book!" And presto: FORGET TOMORROW was born.
When writing Callie’s future did originally wanted her to kill her sister, Jessa?
Even before I came up with the idea of future memories, I knew that I wanted to write a story about sisters -- and in particular, the deep, maternalistic love that an older sister can have for a younger sister. So, I asked myself, what would be the absolute worst memory that a character who would protect her sister at all costs could receive? The answer was clear -- a vision where she saw herself killing the very sister she swore to protect.
Did I want Callie to kill her sister? To be perfectly honest, as I was writing the story, I wasn't exactly sure how the story was going to end. The answer only came to me as I was writing the final scenes, and I realized that this was the most fitting action for her.
Will Logan be in Remember Yesterday or will he be a distant character?
Yes, Logan will be in REMEMBER YESTERDAY! He is a secondary character, but he is an important one and crucial to the story.
If you want to read more about Logan, however, be sure to check out my novella, BEFORE TOMORROW. The entire story is from his perspective and shows what he was up to in the first third of FORGET TOMORROW (where he wasn't very present but doing a LOT behind the scenes).
Oh my gosh!!!! Oh my gosh!!! (Breathe) Jessa gets her own story in Remember Yesterday how will that differ from Callie’s story?
I think you'll find that it is very different, and it might also make you view FORGET TOMORROW a little differently, as well. Jessa has her own adventure and journey, but this story continues to explore the same themes of fate and time.
You dedicated Forget Tomorrow to your little sister Lana; in your mind would you be Callie and she Jessa? Or did you dedicate the book to her because you are close to her?
Yes, in my mind, I am Callie, and she is Jessa. The characters are not us, obviously (I'm nowhere near as awesome as Callie is!). But the characters were inspired directly by my relationship with my sister.
Lana is twelve years younger than me, and we have always had a very close and deep relationship. In addition, because she is so much younger, my love for her has always had a maternalistic quality. I would go to the ends of time to protect her, and that's why you see Callie going to such lengths to protect Jessa.
Thank you Mrs. Dunn for your time and writing these great books.
Thank you so much, Paige, for reading my books! It means so much to me to have readers like you, and I really loved your questions and loved "talking" to you!
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Before Tomorrow releases on October 31, 2016
Pintip Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author of YA fiction. She graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. She received her J.D. at Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the Yale Law Journal.
Pintip is represented by literary agent Beth Miller of Writers House. Her debut novel, Forget Tomorrow, won the RWA RITA® for Best First Book. Her other novels include The Darkest Lie and the forthcoming Remember Yesterday.
She lives with her husband and children in Maryland.
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