Streamline Launch Party

Launch Party & Giveaway | Streamline by Jennifer Lane
Welcome to the Streamline Launch Party! Together with us today is Jen Lane, the author of Streamline! Jen is going to answer a few of our questions, and give away some cool prizes!

Seems like Leo Scott has it all: looks, brains, and athletic talent. He’s captain of his high school swim team with a bright future in college and beyond. But Leo has secrets. His mother’s crippling car accident has devastated his family and left Leo to deal with his father’s abuse, battered and alone.Leo’s girlfriend Audrey Rose is poised for her own share of success. As one of Florida’s top high school swimmers, Audrey dreams of college swimming stardom. But there’s an obstacle to her glorious rise to the top. Her number-one supporter--her father--is in prison for murder.

Part murder mystery, part tale of young love in a military family, this gripping story takes readers on a journey from Pensacola to Annapolis. Leo and Audrey must band together to rise above the adversity they encounter and find their true selves in the process. When everything’s on the line . . . streamline.

Interview with Jen Lane

A: Hello, Jen! I'm honoured to have you at The Bookaholics today! We're really excited about your new book for young adults, Streamline! Can you tell us something minor about Streamline that's not in the synopsis? We're really curious!
J: Howdy, Aik! Thank you for hosting me. Readers have described Streamline as deep and intense, but what most don't know is the shallow inspiration for the story: visions of my favorite actor Wentworth Miller in a swimsuit and military uniform. ;-)

A: Do you plan your stories or do they come to you naturally?
J: I definitely plan the plot. What I don't plan for is all the family drama and character exploration that make my novels longer than intended. As a psychologist, I can't help but dive into drama and characterization.

A: In Streamline, both Leo and Audrey are swimmers. Why did you choose to write about this particular sport?
J: I began swimming competitively at age eight, and I still swim about two miles with friends a couple of times a week. Swimming has given me so much, including perseverance, friendship, mentors, and a great university experience.

A: Of all of the characters in Streamline, which one is most like you?
J: Audrey's friend Elaine is like me. She's a tall, strong backstroker. Her best friend is a gay boy and she has zero luck in the romance department.

A: In the story, Leo and Audrey must band together to rise above the adversity they encounter and find their true selves in the process. What is the hardest thing in real life which you've manged to overcome together with your partner / best friend / soul mate?
J: Great question Aik. I haven't faced anything near as difficult as what Leo and Audrey have to endure, but there have been times I've relied on my best friend Gwynn to overcome tough swim practices, unrequited love, and career struggles.

A: What would you consider to be your greatest achievement?
J: Earning a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. It was so much work but I love my job as a therapist and I'm hoping my work will contribute to creating authentic, lovable characters.

A: Thanks for joining us today, Jen! I hope Streamline will be a great success!
J: Thank YOU, Aik! I really appreciate you being part of the Launch Party.

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Jennifer Lane said...

Hey Aik, thank you so much for joining the party. Happy reading and blogging!

Heather said...

Thanks for introducing us to Jennifer. Streamline sounds interesting and that cover is definitely eye-catching. I wish her the best of luck with it, I'll be checking it out.

And I love the new look of the place!

Stephanie27 said...

This is the first I have seen of this novel but I can say it looks like a really intense read. I am excited to see what it is all about.

Aik said...

@Jennifer: No problem! :)

@Heather: Yes, the cover is definitely eye-catching! I love the cover for Channeler's Choice too! It's so sweet! :)

@Stephanie: Do check it out - it really sounds pretty good. I sure hope it's available in my country!

Cassandra (The Book and Movie Dimension blogger) said...

A psychologist.
Must help a lot in writing.
Aik & Jen fantastic interview!