This week Strands of Thought is host to Meg Flannigan from Love All. Welcome, Meg. Tell us readers a little about yourself and what your life is like.
Hi! I’m Meg Flannigan. I’m 17, a senior, and a varsity tennis player. I’m also dating a really hot guy named Ash, who happens to be the quarterback of the football team and a total sweetheart. And my best friend is Grayson. She’s trying to make the varsity tennis team with me this year.
It’s great to meet you Meg, but I have to admit, your life sounds really normal for a senior in high school. Certainly you have some issues you’re working out. It’s okay, you can tell us.
This isn’t easy to talk about at all, but here it goes. When I was a sophomore, my boyfriend cheated on me with a freshman. A freshman! I caught them making out in front of my locker. Since then, my confidence has been shot. Now, I have an amazing boyfriend, Ash, but… my crush of the past two years, Noah Turner, decides to finally notice me. I have two amazing guys to choose from, but believe me, it isn’t easy.
Yeah, that’s more like what I’d expect a girl your age to be dealing with. And it’s so hard! What have you learned while trying to resolve your conflict?
No matter how hard you try, you can’t control your heart.
Tell us about Grayson. What makes her your best friend?
Grayson tells it like it is, which I love. She really cares about her friends and will do anything to protect them. She’s short and curvy in all the right places. And she has the most gorgeous tan year-round, thanks to her bi-racial father. Yes, I’m a little jealous of how pretty she is. The only bad thing about Gray is that she thinks we should be together 24/7, which is tough considering I have a boyfriend.
We’d love to learn more about you. Is there anything about you that people are always giving you a hard time about? How do you feel about it?
My mom says I can be “feisty” sometimes with the comments I make. I have to admit it’s gotten me in trouble at work a few times, but Larry is impossible to work for so you can’t really put all the blame on me. Anyway, I’m trying to work on keeping some comments to myself.
What are your three favorite leisure activities?
Playing tennis, hanging out with Ash, and hanging out with Grayson.
Meg, it’s been great getting to know a little about you! Thanks for stopping in and we hope your story gets into the hands of gazillions of teens around the world.
About the book:
Release date: January 22, 2013
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