Erin McCarthy, author of the New Adult novel True, talks about the advice she would love to be able to give her college-aged self.
What advice would you give your college self about how to deal with life’s struggles?
First off, if I could have a chat with my college self I would tell me to quit criticizing my body because I looked just fine. Why did I waste so much time worrying about three pounds or about my bushy eyebrows and my ‘ski slope’ nose? ARGH. It makes me so sad that I did that and that I see girls doing it now to themselves. I would also tell myself that skipping class on exam day because I’d gone out dancing to techno music the night before was not a good choice, and would result in nightmares about that failed exam for a decade. But mostly, in all seriousness, I would tell myself that while really horrible things were going to happen, really amazing things were too, and in larger numbers than the bad, and that life would ebb and flow and I would always remain true to myself at the core. Nothing is insurmountable. I have a tattoo on my arm that says “I’ll either find a way or I’ll make one” in Latin, and I have lived by that philosophy. I’ve earned that philosophy.
Erin McCarthy is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 40 novels and novellas in the paranormal, contemporary romance, and young adult genres. The author is a RITA award finalist and an American Library Association winner of the Reluctant Young Reader award. She lives with her family in Ohio.
True is my go-to New Adult recommendation. It's honest, funny and steamy: the perfect new adult read!
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