We're excited to welcome the author of Aimee and the Heartthrob, Ophelia London, to Reading Lark today.
Andrea @ Reading Lark: Why did you choose to make your main male character a musician?
Ophelia: It’s kind of a funny story. Before I joined the group, the Backstage Pass series was already set up, but one of the authors had to drop out. Lucky me! So the fact that Miles Carlisle is a member of a boy band was a done deal. But since I have a (no longer secret) obsession with boy bands, it was probably bound to happen at some point in my writing career! ☺
Andrea @ Reading Lark: Who is your favorite musician/band?
Ophelia: It really depends on my mood. When I’m in a good mood, I love happy, poppy tunes that make me want to dance around the house. Bands like One Direction, Taylor Swift, McFly and Sara Bareilles. On the other hand, when my mood goes a little dark, Alanis Morissette is my girl. She’s great to turn up loud and sing along with all her awesome rage.
Andrea @ Reading Lark: If you were in a band, what instrument would you play?
Ophelia: Oh, that’s tough. I’m not sure if I would play an instrument, I’d probably be the lead singer—I’m narcissistic that way. Ha-ha. But if I had to choose an instrument, it would be guitar. Or maybe tambourine….
Andrea @ Reading Lark: Are you more like Miles or Aimee?
Ophelia: Definitely Aimee. I pulled a lot of her personality from what I was like as a teenager. I had lots of crushes and had my heart broken more than once, which made me pretty cautious when it came to trusting a boy again. On the flip side, I also made Aimee a bit braver than I would’ve been. Funnier, too!
Andrea @ Reading Lark: If this novel was a cupcake, what kind would it be?
Ophelia: Chocolate with pink frosting and sprinkles.
Andrea @ Reading Lark: It's a tradition to ask - What's your favorite bird?
Ophelia: Hahaha. Awesome question. I love bald eagles and penguins!
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas and she’s lived in Dallas ever since. A cupcake and treadmill aficionado (obviously those things are connected), she spends her time watching arthouse movies and impossibly trashy TV, while living vicariously through the characters in the books she writes.
He never noticed her before, but now she’s all he can see…
Miles Carlisle is every teen girl’s fantasy. His rugged good looks and exotic British accent have helped catapult his boy band, Seconds to Juliet, to super-stardom. But after two disastrous and very public breakups, Miles isn’t interested in dating just any girl; he wants The One. And the only girl he’s interested in is not only his best friend’s little sister―and off-limits―but won’t even give him the time of day…
As a kid, Aimee Bingham had a huge thing for Miles…until he made fun of her for always tagging along. Now that she’s outgrown both him and her pigtails. the prospect of spending two weeks on tour with the childhood crush who broke her heart isn’t exactly enticing. Except now Miles seems interested. Very interested. And no matter how hard Aimee tries to resist him, her crush is definitely making a comeback.
But everyone knows that falling for a heartthrob is a backstage pass to heartbreak…