Thrice Interview Series + Giveaway: CATCHING JORDAN

Today I’m interviewing friend, fellow DC writer, and fellow Apocalypsie Miranda Kenneally about her wonderful debut, CATCHING JORDAN.

About the book: 

What girl doesn’t want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn’t just surrounded by hot guys, though – she leads them as the captain and quarterback on her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys, and that’s just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university. But now there’s a new guy in town who threatens her starring position on the team… and has her suddenly wishing to be seen as more than just a teammate.

“Whoever said football and girls don’t mix hasn’t read CATCHING JORDAN! I stayed up all night reading – I couldn’t put it down!” ~Simone Elkeles, New York Times Bestselling author of the PERFECT CHEMISTRY series

“I fell in love with the hero on page 1, and CATCHING JORDAN just gets better from there. This feel-good romantic comedy about high school football is the novel I’ve been waiting for. I loved it!” ~Jennifer Echols, author of LOVE STORY, ENDLESS SUMMER, GOING TOO FAR and FORGET YOU

“CATCHING JORDAN has it all: heart, humor, and a serious set of balls. With a clever, authentic voice, Kenneally proves once and for all that when it comes to making life’s toughest calls — on and off the field — girls rule!” ~Sarah Ockler, bestselling author of Fixing Delilah and Twenty Boy Summer

About the Thrice Interview Series: The original title for BORN WICKED was THRICE BLESSED. I have a tattoo with the word thrice, which is partly to remind me how joyful writing the first book was, back when it was just mine, and partly because I like threes. Cate Cahill is one of three sisters, as am I. My birthday is May 3; my anniversary is Sept 30; my book deal happened when I was 30. So…you may notice a common theme to my interview questions.

1. Describe your protagonist in 3 adjectives + a noun.

Jordan is an ambitious, straightforward, hungry tomboy.

JESS’S NOTE: It is awesome to read about a girl who really likes to eat.

2. Describe your book in 3 adjectives + a noun.

Catching Jordan is a funny and sexy coming-of-age story.

JESS’S NOTE: I’ve read it. It really is sexy AND funny.

3. Describe yourself in 3 adjectives + a noun.

I am like Jordan. An ambitious, straightforward, hungry tomboy.

4. If you could travel to any 3 countries, what would they be?

Australia, Germany, United Kingdom.

5. If you could take any 3 non-writing-related classes, what would they be?

Scuba, zookeeping, guitar.

6. If you could have 3 alternate careers, what would they be?

Country music singer, zookeeper, independently wealthy person.

7. What are 3 of your favorite flowers?

Orchids, tulips, sunflowers.

8. What are 3 of your favorite foods?

Tortilla chips with cheese dip, sushi, French fries!

9. What are 3 of your favorite books?


Thanks, Miranda, for putting up with all my random questions. Readers, I hope you enjoyed learning more about Miranda and CATCHING JORDAN. I was lucky enough to read it early, and it’s one of my five-star reads of 2011. You can read my review here, but I’d like to give you the opportunity to judge its awesomeness for yourself.

GIVEAWAY: To win a signed copy of CATCHING JORDAN, please leave a comment below telling me what your favorite sport is to play or watch. I’ll choose a winner next Wednesday, December 7, at noon.

Because that’s when I’ll be starting my crazy-awesome holiday giveaway. Stay tuned!

1 Response

  1. Rachel

    Running it gets you outdoors and clears your mind, I always feel better after I've gone on a run I can forget about my worries and just be out in the fresh air.

    By the way thanks for the great giveaway 🙂


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