Visit Tina’s blog to participate and win a free copy of the novel, or just to read some of the answers.
Though it wasn’t Tina’s intention, the fact that the main character is a female mechanic will stand out for many readers. In the words of the author, “In my new novel, Jennifer is a mechanic … Although the book isn’t trying to make any political statements, and Jennifer’s job is not the main focus of the novel, by making Jennifer a mechanic I’ve called some attention to how unusual it is to find women in some fields … So, I’m having a contest to celebrate women in non-traditional work and I want to hear from you!”
Also: Congratulations to Tina for her novel landing a spot in Belletrista’s “New and Noteworthy” North American book list, along side Mavis Gallant, Marina Endicott, and more! See the list here: http://www.belletrista.com/2009/issue2/nandn_5_us.phphttp://www.belletrista.com/2009/issue2/nandn_5_us.php