1) It was inspired by Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson’s off-screen romance on Dawson’s Creek. Also, Robsten (duh).
2) I grew up on Maui (where a large portion of Famous in Love takes place).
3) Jordan is short. I like short guys. So many YA dudes are just tall! What about the short ones?
4) Longhi’s is a real restaurant. It’s named after, owned and operated by the family of a girl I went to HS with. Hi, Gen!
5) I once went with a boy I really liked to the exact place Rainer and Paige have their first really important conversation. I wanted him to kiss me so badly (he didn’t). But we did sit and watch the windsurfers and waves. I remember it fondly.
6) Haleakala crater is actually really, really, really cold. So cold that I don’t even think it’s believable that Paige could survive 10 minutes in just a towel and Jordan’s sweatshirt. Creative license, I suppose 🙂
7) I had the idea for Famous in Love, and began writing it, almost five years ago. At the time Rainer’s name was Halden and they were stars of a TV show, not a major motion picture.
8) Famous in Love had two prior titles. Halden Greer and Gondal. Thank god I’m not in charge of titles, right?
9) I was once on the set of a YA bestselling series turned Hollywood– but I can’t tell you which one.
10) Every moment of working on this book has been a joy. Yep, this is the most fun fact of all. I hope my readers have even half as much fun reading as I did writing. If they do, I’ll consider it a success.
Summary from Goodreads
She fell in love with him in the books – now she has the chance to star opposite him in the film . . .
Paige doesn’t think she’s particularly special, but after getting the starring role in a massive film adaptation of the bestselling Locked trilogy, the rest of the world would disagree. Now she’s thrown into the spotlight, and into a world of gossip, rumour and deceit. The only people who know what she’s going through are her two male co-stars, and they can’t stand the sight of each other. Paige knows it’s a mistake to fall in love on the set of a movie, but days of on-screen romance and intensity start to change her mind. The question is, can she keep what happens behind the scenes a secret when the world is watching her every move?