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TAMBA Author Interview – Jennifer Honeybourn

My friend, Rosie, and I were recently given the opportunity to interview the author of numerous YA and middle school novels, Jennifer Honeybourn! Some of her works include: When Life Gives You Demons, Wesley James Ruined My Life, Just My Luck, and many more!

We asked her a few questions about her writing process and her journey as an author! Here are some of her insights:

It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to be an author! But it took me a while to get there and for me to realize that I had a YA voice. 

Ideas are everywhere. There are really no original ideas (there were wizards long before there was Harry Potter!), it’s just about taking something and putting your own spin on it! Ideas usually come to me as a mashup, getting inspiration from different things and then writing it in my own way. Find a new way to tell a story!

As a writer, you want to focus on the story engine, the thing that will drive the character. What goal will pull the character through the story and how will it change them? 

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Teen SRC 2018 – Cheesie mack is running like crazy! By steve cotler and douglas holgate

Cheesie mack is running like crazy ! By Steve Cotler

This book is about a boy named mack. In this book he has just started middle school . At the start of this book he gets told the class rules for instance put the date and name on the top of your work or no fooling around in class. So a few weeks later they had election for class president and Mack’s friends told him he should do it so he did. Mack’s friends put on stilts and walked around school saying vote for Mack.


On the election day it was a tie and at the end of the book it didn’t really say what happened clearly but it does fool and joke with you for 3 chapters and then they say that Mack’s friend canceled his vote and that helped the election and that’s it.