Friday, January 29, 2016

"Up to This Pointe"

Jennifer Longo was a ballerina from ages eight to eighteen, until she eventually (reluctantly) admitted her talent for writing exceeded her talent for dance. The author of Six Feet Over It, she holds an MFA in Writing for Theater from Humboldt State University, where her obsessive love of Antarctica produced her thesis play about Antarctica’s Age of Exploration.

Longo applied the Page 69 Test to her new novel, Up to This Pointe, and reported the following:
Holy Moly! On page 69, Harper’s ballet teacher offers Harper, for the hundredth time, an opportunity to travel and live in England to become a certified Royal Academy Ballet instructor – then Harper, for the hundredth time, turns the opportunity down. This page, this moment, encompasses the entire crux of the conflict of Harper’s story. I’m having a real Freaky Friday moment here, this Page 69 thing is real, People! It’s the Ouija Board of book themes!
Learn more about the book and author at Jennifer Longo's website.

The Page 69 Test: Six Feet Over It.

My Book, The Movie: Six Feet Over It.

--Marshal Zeringue