Each Thursday, an accomplished published author takes over the YEM Twitter account. Each week, the YA author will answer questions, tell stories, and give advice on our social media. This week, young adult author Amy Giles will be taking over our Twitter account.
Amy Giles is a copywriter, having written everything from cereal commercials to animated webisodes to print ads to commercial fishing catalogs. Her true love is writing for and about teens. She lives on an Island that is Long with her husband, two daughters, and rescue dog.
Amy Giles’s newest book is entitled “Now Is Everything.” The story focuses on Hadley McCauley. Hadley knows how you survive in her household. So she’s the perfect student, perfect athlete, and perfect daughter, all to keep her father happy and off her little sister Lila’s case. The McCauleys look perfect on the outside. But nothing is ever as it seems, and this flawless family is hiding a dark secret. Hadley will do anything to keep Lila safe from their father’s abuse. But when Hadley starts secretly dating Charlie Simmons, the boy she’s had a crush on for years, her world shifts. As their relationship deepens, the tension, violence, and stakes at home escalate, culminating in an explosive accident that will leave everyone changed.
When Hadley arrives at the hospital after the accident and attempts to take her own life, everyone—from her friends to her doctors, to the investigator on the case and her family—wants to know why. Only Hadley knows what really happened that day, and she’s not talking. Told in alternating timelines, the book deals with issues such as domestic abuse and handling emotional distress.
For YEM’s exclusive interview with Amy, click here.
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