What was the hardest thing about writing this book?
Dear Internet: It’s Me, Avery is the first book I ever tried to write. Finding my true voice as an author was both liberating and terrifying. You’re revealing a part of your soul to the world. Will people like it? Hate it? Will my mom be mad because I let the main character swear? All those worries crowded the desk with me over the three years it took to write it.
Which scene in the book is your favorite?
I absolutely LOVE the scene when Ryan and Avery hide under Victoria’s desk. As I pictured the scene in my mind, it was like I was there, feeling Avery’s terror. I would literally hold my breath as I typed.
Which part of the book was the easiest to write?
I’m not sure if any of it came easily, but I truly enjoyed writing the interaction between Avery and Clementine. Clem is salty and can be sarcastic, but you sense she wants to protect Avery from some of her more foolish life choices. It was fun investigating British slang.
Which actors would play the main characters in the movie version of the book?
I could see Reese Witherspoon as Avery. She can be sweet but tough. For Ryan, I’d envision a male lead that could be serious and intelligent but with the potential to be funny. Let’s just say I wouldn’t be disappointed if Ryan Gosling ended up in the part. As for Victoria, I think of a blonde ice queen: Charlize Theron or Blake Lively.
Which songs would be on the soundtrack of the movie version of the book?
The book actually mentions a few: You are So Beautiful and All the Single Ladies. I could see Avery listening to You Oughtta Know, She Hates Me (sanitized title, here), You Had a Bad Day, Feel Again, and Something to Talk About.
Any future books in the works?
The adventures of Avery shall continue! Books 2 through 5 are planned for the "Avery Fowler 2.0" series. She’s too much fun for me to leave behind!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Author Jennifer Ammoscato – solving the world’s problems one cosmo at a time
Jennifer Ammoscato is a paid, productive member of society. Frankly, it’s not enough. Therefore, May 2015 will see the launch of her debut novel, Dear Internet: It’s Me, Avery (the "Avery Fowler 2.0" series, Book I).
During the day, she is an intrepid writer/editor for the public relations department of a Canadian university. By night, she fights crime and the urge to organize closets and stuff herself with salted chocolate caramels.
She is married to her husband, Ezio, and is the proud mom of two very tall sons, Dante and Christian.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Oh, don’t judge me, people. We all do it. Don’t try to tell me that you’ve never checked that weird mole on your thigh on WebMD. Or how to fold meringue on Epicurious. And, there’s no way that I’m the only one who clears her search history after looking up how to give a great bl— (Um, that last one’s not important.) When newspaper reporter Avery Fowler discovers her husband is having an affair, the online help site HowTo.com is where she turns to navigate this challenging stage of her life. If the Internet is Avery’s information god, then HowTo.com is her Holy Grail. Its live chat option is like having a virtual life coach (a snippy British chippy named Clementine) for the low, low price of fourteen ninety-five a month. Add into the mix Victoria, a new boss whose managerial style calls to mind the Wicked Bitch of the West—or the Anti-Christ—and the poor girl needs all the help she can get! The stakes rise and hilarity ensues as our heroine struggles to take control of her personal life and topple her boss after she learns Victoria’s guilty secret. With Clementine (virtually) in tow, our heroine tackles such tricky situations as dating after divorce, sex once nothing points north anymore, and how to cover attempted murder scenes (despite a paralyzing fear of blood) as the new andimproved Avery Fowler 2.0.