Monday, July 30, 2018

"Wrong in All the Right Ways"

Tiffany Brownlee was born in San Diego, California, and, as with many authors, her love for reading and writing began at an early age. Because her father was in the Navy, she and her family moved around far more often than she would have liked (she went to five elementary schools–not kidding!), but despite the many moves, her love of education, books, and writing remained.

Her family’s final move brought her to New Orleans, Louisiana, where she went on to study for and earn her B.S. in Psychology at Xavier University of Louisiana. Immediately after graduation, Brownlee began work as a Teacher’s Assistant while also pursuing a teaching certification from The University of Holy Cross. Juggling both school and work as a full-time teacher’s assistant was a little hectic for her, but she still managed to squeeze in some time to read and work on a YA novel idea that she’d thought up while rereading Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights (one of her favorite classics). That idea eventually became Wrong in All the Right Ways, her newly released debut novel.

Brownlee currently works as a middle school English teacher in New Orleans.

She applied the Page 69 Test to Wrong in All the Right Ways and reported the following:
Page 69 of Wrong in All the Right Ways is a scene in which Emma tries to distract herself from her growing feelings for Dylan by trying out for their school’s dance team. While this page is not a complete representation of the entire novel, it does introduce us to Emma’s go-to coping mechanism: dance. As the Dylan drama escalates, Emma realizes that dance is the perfect distraction from her romantic woes. She leans on this activity and her network of dance friends to help her through every issues throughout the novel.

Dance also gives Emma the chance to become such good friends with Karmin Ortega, the captain of the dance team. Karmin brings a ton of sass and humor to Wrong in All the Right Ways, and I know that readers are going to fall in love with her character and the tight-knit relationship Emma builds with her.
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My Book, The Movie: Wrong in All the Right Ways.

Writers Read: Tiffany Brownlee.

--Marshal Zeringue