Title:Everything You Know
Author: Mary Beth Bass
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy (Romance)
Publication Date: October 18, 2013
Publisher:Boroughs Publishing Group
Event Organized by:Literati Author Services, Inc.
~ Synopsis ~
NO ONE KNOWS EVERYTHING FOREVEREmma Mathews never believed she was like everyone else, but neither did she think herself crazy. Meeting Joe Castlellaw, Henry Dearborn High’s newest student, was like waking on a cold rock in a strange place, the world bathed in liquid moonlight. Everything is different now…and fraught. Visions of a dark forest, a screaming woman and blood have begun to haunt Emma’s dreams, and not only at night. But Joe’s lonely beauty makes her float on air, and she would follow him anywhere--out of high school and through the great tree, to a world of poetry and political savagery, of magic and murder, to a life that is entirely theirs and yet unlike anything they have ever known.
Emma Mathews, the heroine of everything you know, came to me head down and walking fast as she pushed through the crush of kids in the hall at school. A closeted telepath, Emma couldn’t silence the chorus of complaints and questions, cruel thoughts, desperate wishes, and unspeakable confessions. She was angry at everything. School. Life. Her weird family. Her best friend for dumping her. Herself for whatever it was she was lacking that made Izzy leave her. And she’d forgotten her iPod. Her lifeline to the songs that made things bearable, made the world make sense, or acknowledged the senselessness of everything. The songs that made her feel happy and less alone. Things about Emma and the story changed as I revised the book, but her need for music remained a constant.
I listen to music as I write. On endless repeat and often very loud. I chair dance. I sing along. Sometimes with headphones on. Although I try not to do that in public. The chair dancing I can’t help.
Playlists: everything you know:
What Difference Does It Make, The Smiths
These Things Take Time, The Smiths
This Charming Man, The Smiths
How Soon Is Now, The Smiths
Handsome Devil, The Smiths
Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now, The Smiths
You’ve Got Everything Now, The Smiths
Accept Yourself, The Smiths
Girl Afraid, The Smiths
Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want, The Smiths
What She Said, The Smiths
All That’s Known, Spring Awakening Original Cast Album
The Bitch of Living, Spring Awakening Original Cast Album
My Junk, Spring Awakening Original Cast Album
Touch Me, Spring Awakening Original Cast Album
And Then There Were None, Spring Awakening Original Cast Album
The Mirror-Blue Night, Spring Awakening Original Cast Album
The Guilty Ones, Spring Awakening Original Cast Album
Don’t Do Sadness, Spring Awakening Original Cast Album
Left Behind, Spring Awakening Original Cast Album
Totally F**ked, Spring Awakening Original Cast Album
Those You’ve Known, Spring Awakening Original Cast Album
Life Is A Pigsty, Morrissey
Girl Anachronism, The Dresden Dolls
Radioactive, Imagine Dragons
It’s Time, Imagine Dragons
Demons, Imagine Dragons
On Top Of The World, Imagine Dragons
Bleeding Out, Imagine Dragons
Peas & Porridge, Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony
Mr. Mysterious, Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony
93,000,000 Miles, Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony
~ About the Author ~
More than a little obsessed with Keats and Moby Dick and fueled by loud music and cold grey days, Mary Beth Bass is the author of young adult fantasy and romantic women’s fiction. Her debut paranormal-women’s fiction hybrid, Follow Me received the Book Buyers Best Award for Time Travel, Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance.
An occasional travel writer, Mary Beth has written about Paris, Bordeaux, and Yorkshire, where she hiked the moors to the legendary setting for Wuthering Heights and stood breathless in the parsonage room where Charlotte, Anne, and Emily Bronte talked out their stories with each other.
And if I seem a little strange, well that’s because I am.
Also loves octopuses.