& TIME AFTER TIME BLOG TOUR
Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet: she lives in 1995 Chicago and he lives in 2012 San Francisco. But Bennett’s unique ability to travel through time and space brings him into Anna’s life, and with him, a new world of adventure and possibility. As their relationship deepens, they face the reality that time might knock Bennett back where he belongs, even as a devastating crisis throws everything they believe into question. Against a ticking clock, Anna and Bennett are forced to ask themselves how far they can push the bounds of fate—and what consequences they can bear in order to stay together.
Fresh, exciting, and deeply romantic, Time Between Us is a stunning and spellbinding debut from an extraordinary new talent in YA fiction.
Calling Anna and Bennett’s romance long distance is an understatement: she’s from 1995 Chicago and he’s a time traveler from 2012 San Francisco. The two of them never should have met, but they did. They fell in love, even though they knew they shouldn’t. And they found a way to stay together, against all odds.
It’s not a perfect arrangement, though, with Bennett unable to stay in the past for more than brief visits, skipping out on big chunks of his present in order to be with Anna in hers. They each are confident that they’ll find a way to make things work…until Bennett witnesses a single event he never should have seen (and certainly never expected to). Will the decisions he makes from that point on cement a future he doesn’t want?
Told from Bennett’s point of view, Time After Time will satisfy readers looking for a fresh, exciting, and beautifully-written love story, both those who are eager to find out what’s next for Time Between Us’sAnna and Bennett and those discovering their story for the first time.
Bennett’s bookstore visit from Anna’s point of view.
Bennett’s bookstore visit from his point of view
About the Author
The Short Version From Tamara’s website
Blissfully married. Occasional superhero in the eyes of two remarkable small people. Animal lover. Avid reader. Gadget freak. Music addict. Dreadful cook. Happily stuck in the mid-90s. She writes young adult fiction about fun stuff like travel, music, romance, and normal people with extraordinary talents.
Her debut novel, Time Between Us, is published in more than twenty countries and has been optioned for film. The companion novel, Time After Time, will be available from Hyperion on October 8, 2013.
1. Do you have a secret talent?
I can drive a stick shift on San Francisco hills and keep up with the taxis. I’m probably too proud of this.
2. Is there a song that really reminds you of your book?
Am I allowed to cheat and choose two?
I have full playlists for Anna and Bennett, but there are two songs—one from the mid-90s and one current tune—that will always remind me of these books.
Anna Begins by Counting Crows is a beautiful song about being surprised by someone and slowly, somewhat reluctantly, falling in love. Sweater Weather by The Neighbourhood reminds me of writing Time After Time. The line, “Let me hold both your hands in the holes of my sweater,” is pretty perfect for a guy who can hold your hands and take you anywhere in the world you want to go.
3. What was the easiest thing about writing this book?
I enjoy writing family interactions, especially when the characters are close. When I was writing Time Between Us, the easiest scenes were the ones between Anna and her dad. In Time After Time, my favorites were the ones between Bennett and his sister, Brooke. I love the way they communicate. Even when the discussions are tense, there’s a lightness to their relationship. They banter. They joke. They completely get each other.
4. Is there a word you love to use?
5. Any real or imaginary pets?
We have a dog and a cat. We’re about to get a bird for my son, so that will complete the food chain.