Blog Tour: My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Okay you guys, today I am super excited to share that Ali Novak of My Life with the Walter Boys is here for our very first guest post! As I stated in my review, I loved this book. It made my teenage heart flutter. My co-author Amanda also knows Ali through the Wattpad world, and we both think she is one adorable up and coming author. 

Today Ali is here to write about the inspiration behind the quirky, dreamy, and hilarious characters seen in My Life with the Walter Boys. Enjoy! 

Pair the Walter boys with their real life inspirations:

To be honest, I wouldn’t say there are any people in my life that I specifically based my characters on. However, some of my characters have borrowed the names of my friends and family. For example, my brother’s name is Jackie. He was thrilled when he found out I named my main character after him, but then he realized Jackie was a girl… He wasn’t too happy about that. Alex, Kim, Jack, Isaac, Lee and Sammy are all named after people I know.

Instead of basing my characters directly on a person in my life, I gave them one or two qualities that I possess myself, or a quality that a friend or family member has.

Jackie: I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist. Of course, I was never as obsessive as Jackie is, but homework and grades were very important to me when I was in school.

Alex: I am a total nerd. I love Star Wars and playing video games. Alex gets his inner geek from me.

Nathan: I love music and it is important to my writing process. I can’t play an instrument like Nathan can, but I wanted to represent my passion for music in one of my characters.

Katherine: I was a huge artist in high school. I loved painting, graphic design, and all things art related. If I hadn’t studied English and creative writing in college, I would have wanted a graphic design degree.

Zack and Benny: The youngest set of twins get their craziness from one of my cousins. When he was Zack and Benny’s age, he was a monsteran adorable monster that you couldn’t help but love.

Isaac: He gets his pervy nature from one of my guy friends who is very immature and always cracking “that’s what she said” jokes.

Cole: As for Cole, he’s one of a kind. I have never met a Cole Walter in my lifetime.

For more about Ali, follow her at: Wattpad / Facebook / Twitter

Author Bio:

Ali Novak is twenty-two-year-old debut author and a recent graduate from University of Madison Wisconsin's creative writing program. She wrote her first full-length novel My Life with the Walter Boys at the age of fifteen. Since posting the story online, it has received more than 24 million reads and will be published by Sourcebooks Fire in March 2014. When she isn't writing, Ali enjoys watching Food Network shows, even though she can't cook, and reading any type of fantasy novel she can get her hands on. She is a Wisconsin native and hopes to make a career out of writing.

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