The author, Jennifer Banash, generously shared a little about how WHITE LINES came about. After all, it is a noticeable departure from her earlier YA novels!
White Lines was a story I wanted to tell for a long, long time. Partially based on my own adolescence as a club kid in Manhattan, I worked on a draft of this novel in what felt like secrecy. At the time of its conception, I was finishing up a three-book series called The Elite that detailed the lives of a group of rich kids on NYC's Upper East Side, and a girl from a small town who infiltrates their circle. Although that world was one that I knew something about, it wasn't the story I wanted to tell anymore. I was restless, the way all writers are when there's a story trapped inside us, yearning to get out. So I worked on White LInes late at night, in the early mornings before I would get up to go to my day job as a high school English teacher, on weekends when the sun shone brightly outside my window. Slowly, over the course of three years, Cat's own story emerged from the seeds of my misguided youth, caught fire, and took over, the intensity of her world burning my hands as I tore the pages from the printer one by one. I didn't know if the book would sell, if it would ever make it out into the world to see the light of day. All I knew was that I was writing something that felt true to me, that felt right. And that, for once, was enough.
Without any further ado, here's the trailer! You might want to come up with something to say about it, because I have two signed hardcovers to giveaway!
To win, just comment below letting me know why you want to read WHITE LINES or what you liked best about the trailer. Make sure to leave an email address so I can contact you if you're the winner. US and Canada only; must be older than 13 to win. Contest ends in two weeks.