Here with us today is Talia Jager author of "If I Die Young" and 3 other YA novels. To read my review for "If I Die Young" click here.
"If I Die Young" is about sixteen-year-old Caelyn Noel. Diagnosed with asthma five years ago, she has had to live life differently. Now years later, things are finally going her way. She has loving parents, the best friend ever, and the boy she has had a crush on since elementary school has finally noticed her. Then, she collapses in school. To her horror, she finds out her heart is failing and she must receive a heart transplant to live. Caelyn struggles with her fear of dying and the worries of having someone else's heart.
What inspired you to write about a young girl with a life threatening condition?
How long did it take to write the first draft of "If I Die Young"? Was it a challenging process?
Being with my family is most important. Whether we're playing board games or the Wii, talking a walk, or watching a movie, I love spending time with them. I also like scrapbooking, photography, listening to music, and watching movies/TV.
Are you currently working on a book?
Yes. I just finished the first draft on a YA paranormal and am halfway through a dark, edgy YA drama. My next project will be the sequel to "The Ultimate Sacrifice".
Where can readers find more information on you and your books?
My blog: http://taliajager.blogspot.com
Favorite ice cream flavor?
I'm a chocolate girl. I just tried something like chocolate cake and it was delicious, but I haven't been able to find it since.
Summer or Winter?
White or dark chocolate?
Milk chocolate. (But, if I have to pick between those, I'd say dark).
There's so many! Right now, I'd say Cassandra Clare.
Thanks a ton Talia!
Thank you for having me!