Dec 5, 2011

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Catching Jordan Tour: Jordan Interview and a Giveaway

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•    What do you feel before a football game?
Pure adrenaline. Excitement. My heart pounds and I can’t stop moving. Also, I generally feel like I could eat 10 meatball subs in a row.

    •    How did you and Henry first meet?

We were in different classes in kindergarten. One day at recess, my teacher said it was time to go back to class so I started sprinting toward her. Henry was sprinting in the opposite direction and we collided. Our heads banged together. We fell down. I got a black eye and he had a big welt on his forehead. The next day, we hung out on the playground and he was angry because my black eye was bigger and nastier looking than his welt.

    •    What was it like growing up with the great Donovan Woods as a father?

Lots of free Gatorade! Kidding, kidding. My parents are there for me if I need them, but Dad has always been busy and he travels a ton, even in the off season. One thing that sucked was that it was hard to know if people liked me because of my dad or because they liked me for me.

    •    In Catching Jordan, you become quite the poet! Do you have a recent poem to share with us?

My poetry abilities are still very much a work-in-progress, so I’m going to share a poem that was cut from my memoir, Catching Jordan. Some of this made it back into the book as prose.

Pop Warner

I’ll admit it
I started out as a cheerleader
Cheering for a Pop Warner team, the Hornets
Mom dressed me up
Skirts and pompoms and ribbons
I pouted
At my third game, Henry played quarterback
Instead of cheering I was searching for crickets behind some trees
Good bait is always important
The ball went out of bounds
I ran to grab it
I hurled it
It flew farther than any of Henry’s passes   
That day
I traded my pompoms in for cleats
And Henry became a wide receiver

    •    Who do you look up to that is in football professionally?

Tom Brady (unless he’s rocking some gross ponytail, which has been known to happen)
Chad Ochocinco, because he stays true to himself.

But wait! There’s more! I am hosting a giveaway for a $25 giftcard to Barnes & Noble!!! Awesome right?? All you have to do to enter is leave a comment with a way to contact you. For an extra entry, tweet about the contest and leave an extra comment with the link to the tweet. This giveaway will end on 12/12 at 12:01 am.

There is also another giveaway going on at A Good Addiction for a marked up annotated copy of Catching Jordan! You will only get the chance to get this during the tour. For more info, go HERE

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  1. Steph @ The Caffeinated Reader says:

    I've heard that Catching Jordan is as cute as Anna and the French Kiss. I'm definitely adding it to my winter reading pile! Thanks so much for offering a giftcard :)

    Steph @ The Caffeinated Reader
    stephaniemcnemar AT gmail DOT com

  2. Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) says:

    I have heard such great things about this books. I can't wait to read it.


  3. "we hung out on the playground and he was angry because my black eye was bigger and nastier looking than his welt."

    LOVE!!! This book just made me so happy, I'm now a Miranda Kenneally fan for life and can't wait for the companion novels we have coming our way. And such an awesome giveaway, thanks so much!

  4. This book sound very nice.

  5. I'm loving the story of how Jordan and Henry first met! I can tell they're going to be a cute couple. :) Thanks for the interview, Bailey! :)


  6. I can't wait to read this book! Now that football season is well, almost over, I'm having withdrawal symptoms!

    anxirium at yahoo dot com

  7. Erinberry says:

    This sounds really good! Thanks for the giveaway.

    erinberry12 at charter dot net

  8. Sophia Rose says:

    This interview was too cute. I loved the part of starting as a cheerleader, getting distracted by nature, and then hurling the football further than her friend.

    Thanks for the posting and for the generous giveaway opportunity.

  9. Martha Lawson says:

    Sounds great! I'd love to be entered.

    old gfc follower

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  10. Cute interview. I love hoe they met. A good story. Looking forward to this read.

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  11. tweeted:!/deadtossedwaves/status/143869257174876162

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  12. Wow. Today is getting better by the hour. Thank you. Love Jordan. What an inspiration! :D

  13. Michelle @ Book Briefs says:

    oh wow thanks!

    chelle2006 @

  14. Thanks for the chance! This looks like a great read! :)

    deeg131@gmail dot (com)

  15. BURIED IN BOOKS says:

    Great Character Interview! Read a great review of this book earlier today from a blogger I really trust. I'll be getting this one way or another. Though she said it had some substance to it, not as fluffy as we might think.

    I'd love to win a gift card. I'm always buying books!

  16. BURIED IN BOOKS says:

    Tweeted too!!/Imburiedinbooks/status/143939183231242241


  17. I wasn't sure if I would like this book. And then, my Contemporary TWIN told me she LOVED this book. (Seriously, our Contemp tastes are like 95% the same. It's crazy!)

    So- I'm totally going to read it. And the more I see/read about it, the more excited I am for it! :)

    basicallyamazingbooks @ gmail . com

  18. great interview! really got to know the character better!!

    cgul689 at gmail dot com

  19. StuckInBooks says:

    Nice interview. I just love character interviews. AND I really want to read this book. Thanks for the chance to win the GC.


  20. StuckInBooks says:

    Tweeted about the giveaway!/StuckInBooks/status/144148268065099776


  21. Great interview—please enter me into the contest

  22. i would love to win this book :)

  23. Great interview! I cannot tell you how much I absolutely adore this book. LOL, Tom Brady. I use to have the biggest crush on him…until he married Giselle. :-P

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway, Bailey!

    *crosses fingers and hopes*


  24. Ah! I cannot wait to read this book! :) Nice interview!



    Thanks for the giveaway!


  26. I loved this book! Every single page had me glued! I am always ranting about it! GREAT AMAZING STORY! LOL

    Love the interview!!!

    Thank you so much for the giveaway, too!

  27. James Literary Services says:

    My niece actually read this book, which is strange because she only reads when forced to. She loved it and could not stop talking about it. I liked her review so much, that she just passed it on to me and I'm looking forward to it.
    Russell D. James

  28. I don't think I like this book :O but anyway, loving the giveaway~

    - Cean

  29. This looks like a cute book! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Mandylriddell at gmail dot com

  30. I haven't read YA Fiction in a while but this book makes me want to start again!

  31. A Canadian Girl says:

    I loved this one. As much as I liked Jordan, the book wouldn't have been the same without Henry :)

  32. Señorita Sueñas says:

    I love reading YA, and this sounds like a great story. I can't wait to read it!

  33. Jessica Secret says:

    Thanks for the review! This one looks pretty good. :)

    shutupjessicasreading @ gmaildotcom

  34. Zareen aka Taco says:

    This books sounds so adorable! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  35. Ahh! Catching Jordan was already at the top of my wishlist but I want it even more now! Great character interview!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    katieb206 at gmail dot com

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