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The Time Traveler’s Guide to Modern Romance by Madeline J. Reynolds Blog Tour and Giveaway :)
The Time Traveler’s Guide to
by Madeline J. Reynolds
Publication Date: March 4, 2019
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Elias Caldwell needs more than his life
in nineteenth-century England has to offer. He’d rather go on an
adventure than spend one more minute at some stuffy party. When his
grandfather gives him a pocket watch he claims can transport him to
any place and time, Elias doesn’t believe it…until he’s whisked
away to twenty-first-century America.
Tyler Forrester just wants to fall
hopelessly in love. But making that kind of connection with someone
has been more of a dream than reality. Then a boy appears out of thin
air, a boy from the past. As he helps Elias navigate a strange new
world for him, introducing him to the wonders of espresso,
binge-watching, and rock and roll, Tyler discovers Elias is exactly
who he was missing.
But their love has time limit. Elias’s
disappearance from the past has had devastating side effects, and now
he must choose where he truly belongs—in the Victorian era, or with
the boy who took him on an adventure he never dreamed possible?
Madeline J. Reynolds is a YA fantasy
author living in Chicago. Originally from Minneapolis, she has a
background in journalism and has always loved storytelling in its
various forms. When not writing, she can be found exploring the city,
eating Thai food, or lost in an epic Lord of the Rings marathon.
first novel was one I wrote years ago. It was a terrible high fantasy
that was essentially me trying to write Tolkien-like elves. Even
though the book won’t ever see the light of day, it was a lot of
fun and taught me how to write a novel. Overall, I was inspired tow
write a novel because of my passion for storytelling and my desire to
create something that wasn’t there before.
Do you have a
specific writing style?
I’m definitely more of a pantser than a
plotter. Aside from that though, I just try to set aside time to
devote to writing and try to get whatever I can on the page so that I
have something to work with later on.
How did you come
up with the title?
THE TIME TRAVELER’S GUIDE TTO MODERN
ROMANCE was actually pitched to me by a former editor and as soon as
he threw out the idea for the title, I new it fit perfectly.
much of the book is realistic? The most fantastical part of
this book is obviously the time travel element, but aside from that,
most of the time is spent in the present and most of the challenges
faced by the characters are very real and relatable. They struggle
with relationship issues and crushes, feeling as if they don’t
belong, family drama, etc.
If you had to choose, which writer
would you consider a mentor?
I feel really lucky because,
here in Chicago, I’ve found the amazing writing workshop called
StoryStudio. It’s where I met my writing group and they have
amazing authors on staff who teach workshops and classes. I have had
the privilege to learn from many of these local authors and so in a
way, I feel like I have several writing mentors. Chicago is sucha
iterary city and so it is a wonderful place for writing mentorships.
What book are you reading now? I’m finally catching
up on the other books in The Diviners series by Libba Bray. I loved
the first one so much!
Are there any new authors that have
grasped your interest?
I haven’t read it yet, but I still
really want to check out GIRLS OF PAPER AND FIRE by Natasha Ngan. It
looks so good!
What was the hardest part of writing your
Unlike previous books, TIME TRAVELER’S GUIDE was an
actually an idea that an editor pitched to me that I then fleshed out
and wrote. I had never approached a book like that before and so it
was definitely a challenge, but a great way to test myself and
exercise my writing muscles.
Do you have any advice for other
To any writers, I would say write the story speaks
to you. Write the characters you love. Write the book that isn’t on
the shelf that you desperately want to read. Don’t worry about
things like how to market it or if it will impress an agent. If you
love what you are working on, that passion will shine through your
writing and the business side will come later. Also, find a writing
group! That kind of feedback and support is invaluable and honestly,
I would not have gotten published if it were not for my writing
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to
I hope that you all enjoy reading these characters
as much as I enjoyed writing them! Also, thank you so much for
What genre do you consider your book(s)?
Do you ever experience writer's block? All
the time. It’s one of those things that’s just kind of
unavoidable as a writer. It’s frustrating but you just have to
power through and know that eventually you’ll get something out and
then you’ll be able to mold it into a finished product.
you write an outline before every book you write?
I’m a pantser and don’t really work in outlines. However, for
each project, I buy a notebook that is specifically dedicated to the
book I’m working on and that way if an idea about a character
strikes me or if I think of a really good scene or line, I can jot it
down because usually the ideas will come to me completely out of
Have you ever hated something you wrote?
yeah. I would be lying if I said I didn’t. My first book that was
published was actually the third novel I had written, My first two
have been permanently shelved and are both pretty cringe-worthy
looking back on them now. That said, I don’t regret writing because
each attempt made me a better writer and helped me to grow.
is your favourite theme/genre to write about?
that one of my favorite things to play with in my writing is taking
an actual historical period in our world but then finding ways to
blend magic into the real world.
What is your favorite genre of book that you
YA fantasy. I always need a little magic in what I read.
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