Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Blog Tour: Road To Somewhere by Kelley Lynn & Jenny S. Morris

Road To Somewhere
by Kelley Lynn & Jenny S. Morris
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Release Date: March 11th 2014
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New! From Bloomsbury Spark, a sunny heartwarming story of discovery and sisterhood. 
A road trip. A singing competition. And super-hot cowboys. 
What could be better? 
For Charlie, a post-high school road trip isn't just a vacation, it's life changing. While her parents think she's helping a friend move, a chance at fame is the real reason to grab her best friends and drive to L.A. But when her super annoying, uber-responsible, younger sister, Lucy, has to tag along, it isn't quite the summer of fun she imagined. 
Add in a detour to her grandparents' ranch in Texas, and between mucking the stalls, down-home cookin’, and drool worthy ranch hands, this could just turn into the best, and most complicated, summer of their lives.

Hi Kelley. I’m really happy to be part of the Road to Somewhere Blog Tour and I bet my readers are dying to know more about this book.

Well thanks for having me! I’m super excited to talk about it J

Jenny S. Morris, my collab author for this tale, asked if I wanted to write a book with her. She’s super talented, and I was so flattered. Of course I said yes. Then we had to decide what to write about. We wanted to do dual point of views, but didn’t necessarily want them to be a guy and a girl. We though perhaps we’d go with two girls who were friends, and ultimately thought…what about sisters? We both loved the idea and ran with it.

I think it was more difficult for Jenny to work with me, only because I’m a ‘panster’. Which means I just start writing with a vague idea of characters and plot and see what happens. My first drafts are always really messy, but I use it to hash out who these characters really are. 

Well, with a collaboration, you can’t do that. Jenny needed to know who my characters were and what kind of choices they would make so she could write them into her chapters. So I had to do a lot more planning and outlining. It stretched me as a writer, and I’m very thankful for it. 

Writing with Jenny was so much fun. Hopefully we get to do it again. Not only did we end up with a great book, but we became that much closer as friends too.

Charlie is an eighteen-year-old girl who outwardly looks like she’s got it together. She’s pretty, adventurous, has friends, can sing like nobody’s business. On the inside though, she’s totally conflicted about what her father thinks of her and her struggling grades, and what she should do with her future. She’s stubborn, like her father, and wants to prove to him, as well as herself, that she can do anything she sets her mind too.

Lucy is a sixteen-year-old, petite, shy girl. She’s got rockstar grades and a prodigy talent for piano. She’s everything parents want to see in their daughters. Because of this, her parents constantly torment Charlie about being more like her younger sister. But in Lucy’s eyes, being herself isn’t all that great. She’s got no friends, thinks she looks ten instead of at an age in which she can drive. And her parents are forcing her to go on a road trip with her sister and her sister’s three best friends.

Charlie, hands down. Which is weird because I wrote Lucy. Haha. I have a lot more confidence in myself now than Charlie does, but I was a lot more like her at her age.

A road trip. A singing competition. Add in a detour to their grandparents' ranch and drool-worthy ranch hands, this could be the best, and most complicated, summer of their lives.

My favorite scene in the book is near the middle. Charlie’s just had a blowout with her ex, and needs some fresh air. She drags Lucy down to the beach with her, strips down to her underwear and they both swim in the ocean at night. Laughing, and throwing each other under the water. Every time I think about that scene, I can just feel the two girls drawing closer together.

There are a few songs in ROAD TO SOMEWHERE. And actually Lucy and Charlie write one together. I think the one that describes the book pretty well is “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson. Charlie and her girls sing it for the competition and it describes what the girls want to be so well.

I wish! I should totally do this. But if you have “Stronger” playing, and then all add in “Wild Horses” by Natasha Beddingfield (That’s in the story too). Add in a bit of country, a bit of the Black Keys (that’s Drew’s favorite kind of music.) You’ll have it all pretty well covered. J

I’m going to be perfectly honest, I have no idea. And maybe that’s a good thing because I don’t think I’d get to choose anyway…haha. 

And oh my gosh, can we just stop and think about how amazing that would be if ROAD TO SOMEWHERE did become a movie? 


Thanks for reading! Whether it’s my books, Jenny’s books, or any author’s books, THANK YOU. We’d probably write no matter if someone read it or not, but our books LIVE because you read them. So thank you.

Kelley Lynn was born and raised a Midwestern girl. She’s not afraid to sweat and fills her free time with softball, soccer and volleyball. (Though you probably don’t want her on your volleyball team.) She occasionally makes guest appearances as a female vocalist for area bands. Music plays a large role in her writing process as well as the characters and plot lines within her stories.

Jenny S. Morris is a YA author who loves all things geek, may have a Kdrama addiction, and prefers the rainy NW to any place she's ever lived. Road to Somewhere is her debut novel.


  1. Cool interview and post. Thanks for participating!

  2. Patricia! This was so much fun! Thanks so much for helping us with our release tour!

    1. Hi Kelley! I had a lot of fun with the interview and hope I can have a copy of Road To Somewhere soon ^^ I bet it's going to be an awesome read! ^^
      I'm really happy to have had the chance to be part of this wonderful tour and to learn more about the book :) Thanks, Kelley, for everything! :) xoxo

  3. That was a great post! I have 5 sisters, but the thought of going on a road trip with them when we were teenagers would have been a nightmare. Now, it would be FABULOUS! This sounds fantastic!

    1. hahah wow five sisters! Maybe a road trip wouldn't be that bad! All girl power! ;)