Blog Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway: Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson

Blog Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway: Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson

Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson releases this upcoming Tuesday, the 21st, and I am thrilled to be a part of the blog tour! Check out the glowing review that Kelli posted a few weeks ago and today I am sharing with you a guest post from Lily! Don’t miss out on this gem, and be sure to enter the tour-wide giveaway!


Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson

Category: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publication: November 21st, 2017; Wednesday Books
Purchase: Amazon, B&N, TBD, iTunes, Kobo

The sequel to The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You, inspired by The Importance of Being Earnest.

Elliot Gabaroche is very clear on what she isn’t going to do this summer.

1. She isn’t going to stay home in Sacramento, where she’d have to sit through her stepmother’s sixth community theater production of The Importance of Being Earnest.
2. She isn’t going to mock trial camp at UCLA.
3. And she certainly isn’t going to the Air Force summer program on her mother’s base in Colorado Springs. As cool as it would be to live-action-role-play Ender’s Game, Ellie’s seen three generations of her family go through USAF boot camp up close, and she knows that it’s much less Luke/Yoda/”feel the force,” and much more one hundred push-ups on three days of no sleep. And that just isn’t appealing, no matter how many Xenomorphs from Alien she’d be able to defeat afterwards.

What she is going to do is pack up her attitude, her favorite Octavia Butler novels, and her Jordans, and go to summer camp. Specifically, a cutthroat academic-decathlon-like competition for a full scholarship to Rayevich College, the only college with a Science Fiction Literature program. And she’s going to start over as Ever Lawrence, on her own terms, without the shadow of all her family’s expectations. Because why do what’s expected of you when you can fight other genius nerds to the death for a shot at the dream you’re sure your family will consider a complete waste of time?

This summer’s going to be great.


Guest Post:

Geeky girls are your forte, do you draw on your own personal teenage experience or is it just how you wish smartness was portrayed?

I was a very nerdy teen. I was obsessed with musical theater and Harry Potter and British comedy. I sang The Lumberjack Song. I called Draco Malfoy my boyfriend. I was just… a very big nerd in too much eyeliner. And some things never change! In my books, my characters love things as earnestly as possible. Some of those things—Doctor Who, Star Wars, Marvel, Potter—are things that we share a love for. Some things I have to research. But what I want to come across is that it’s cool to love stuff because I always felt like I had to couch my adoration of things in eye rolls and irony. My characters are almost entirely without irony.

Do you love or loathe Oscar Wilde? Why?
Oh my gosh, I love Oscar Wilde. He’s the most glib and quotable man that has ever lived. I hate how often he’s misquoted (same with Shakespeare), but that just means not looking up his quotes on Pinterest.

You write an ensemble cast brilliantly, would you ever consider writing the group say maybe reuniting in the future maybe the summer after their freshman year of college? I think fans want a check in to see where they are and how the characters have grown? (or this is just my dream!)

NOT NOW, NOT EVER is sort of its own reunion book because I got to see where the characters from THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN ME IS YOU ended up three years after their book! It was fun to get them together again. I don’t know if I would do the same with the cast of NOT NOW, but never say never!


Author Bio: Lily Anderson

Lily Anderson is a school librarian and Melvil Dewey fangirl with an ever-growing collection of musical theater tattoos and Harry Potter ephemera. She lives in Northern California, far from her mortal enemy: the snow.


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One Comment

  1. Christy Jane
    November 17, 2017

    I love that Lily is unabashedly geeky, now and always 🙂


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