Happy June everyone! To kick off the long, hot summer months, YA author Tina Ferraro is joining me to talk about her first kiss.
CC: Thank you, Tina, for being a part of First Love Fridays: where we explore the glory and angst of first loves, first kisses, first breakups, and life beyond.
TF: Haha, I live and breathe this stuff!
CC: Tell us about your first kiss. To protect the innocent feel free to use an alias.
TF: Okay! My first kiss happened under a tree in a vacant lot in middle school. The funny thing is that he told me it was his first kiss, too, but in high school, I found out he'd told the same/done the same with one of my very good friends a year earlier. So forever I will think of him as a serial first kisser. But a sweet and cute one!
CC: OMG—that’s hysterical! Was he a good kisser, at least?
TF: LOL--hard to say. I think I was too obsessed on the fact I was actually kissing a boy to make a real memory of the event. (Haha, says she, the author of a book called The ABC’s of Kissing Boys!)
CC: Was there a love connection?
TF: I’d say a “crush connection.” He “asked me out” that afternoon and we were a recognized couple for a month or so. Later he transferred to a private high school while I went to the public one, so our paths stopped regularly crossing.
CC: Have you connected with him/her since then? Have you gone searching for him/her on Face book?
TF: We still have mutual friends, so I know he’s happy and doing well!
CC: Tell us about your most recent project. What role does love play in the story?
TF: My agent is presently reading the full of my latest young adult novel. At present it’s hush-hush on the specifics, but believe me when I say there is love and kisses--although not a first. In fact, the confusion that the main character feels about her first kiss (back in middle school--wonder where I got that idea?) is what lays the groundwork for the a-little-bit-crazy plot! But I promise, it’s all made-up from there!
CC: I will actually be seeing your agent today, I’ll be sure to tell her about you being my FLF guest. ;) Do you have any final wisdom to share with us about first loves?
TF: Cherish the memories, but it’s okay to move on, too!
Tina’s *amazing* RITA nominated book The ABC’s of Kissing Boys, is a perfect summer read. So add it to your beach stack today! You won't be sorry.