Thursday, August 20, 2015


Bethany Crandell lives in San Diego with her husband, two kids, and a chocolate Labrador with no regard for personal space. She is slightly obsessed with John Hughes and the wonderful collection of films he left behind, and is confident that prayer, and avocados, solve problems.

Let's get to know this badass.

What is your favorite word?

What is your least favorite word?
the 'T' word used to identify a girl's boobs. 
Hint: It's not 'TATS', 'TETS', 'TOTS' or 'TUTS'.

What sound or noise do you love?
Pre-sunrise bird songs.
What sound or noise do you hate?
People chewing.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Singer. Your eardrums would beg to differ.
What profession would you not like to do?
Plumber. Or Accountant. Or any profession that requires specific/exact answers.

What is your favorite color Popsicle?
Electric Blue. The double-ones that you can either split in half to share with a friend, or be a pig and eat for yourself. #teampig

Sprinklers or Slip N Slide?

Favorite John Hughes Movie?
Ugh. Who thought of this question?! 

Last song you listened to?
BROTHER, NeedToBreathe

What book do you wish you would have written because it’s just that good?
The Book Thief. The voice of that book is so powerful--blew me away.

In one sentence or less, what does every aspiring-author need to know?
Write for yourself, not for an audience. 


Now, here's a quick peek at SUMMER ON THE SHORT BUS which you can find in the SAND BETWEEN MY TOES prize pack:

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Cricket Montgomery was born with a golden spoon in her mouth (though Tiffany platinum would have been preferred) and the narcissistic notion that the world revolves around her. After a botched party attempt at the country-club lands her in hot water with her rarely-present father, it's bye-bye relaxing Hawaiian vacation, hello attitude-adjustment as a summer camp counselor.

As if being left for dead in Western Michigan with limited cell coverage isn't punishment enough, Cricket's horror increases when she realizes she's working at a camp for disabled teens. Thankfully there's one bright spot in handicapped hell; fellow counselor and Zac Efron lookalike Quinn, who Cricket falls head over heels for. Unfortunately for Cricket, Quinn is the one person who offers her the brutal truth about the kind of person she really is--and not even a platinum spoon can make 'self-centered, bitch' taste good.

As wheelchairs, lazy eyes, and slurred speech begin to threaten her sanity, Cricket finds herself relying on the unlikely friendships she makes with the campers, and the strange connection the camp's director seems to have to her forgotten past.

Bethany loves hanging out with readers, so please harass her here, on Twitter or Facebook, and add her to your Goodreads list, too.

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*Many thanks to James Lipton for letting me steal sharing his awesome interview questions*