Exclusive BEA Interviews with John Cusick

10:00 AM The1stdaughter 3 Comments

During BEA we had the opportunity to meet with and interview quite a few authors. One of the talented authors was John M. Cusick. John has written a number of YA novels including GIRL PARTS and the upcoming CHERRY MONEY BABY. In today's interview we talk a little about this upcoming new YA novel and also about the balancing act he does as both an author & agent.

CHERRY MONEY BABY by John M. Cusick is set for a September 2013 publication date from Candlewick Press. Take a look at a little more about the book and be sure to add it to your Goodreads shelf!
Hollywood glitz collides with workingclass aspirations in this satirical tale of an impulsive starlet and a sharp-witted small-town teen. Cherry Kerrigan loves her simple life, her family’s tiny trailer, even working at Burrito Barn. Forget college — she’s marrying her sweetheart from next door. But here comes Ardelia Deen, a glamorous starlet who sweeps Cherry into a world of fast cars and penthouse parties. Now Cherry’s small-town life just seems so . . . small. When Ardelia drops a bomb of an offer — one involving a baby — Cherry knows her life will change forever, no matter what she decides. John M. Cusick focuses his signature wit on Hollywood royalty and the wide-eyed dreams of Small Town, U.S.A. in a novel about discovering who you are . . . and changing your mind.


  1. I'm going to be honest - I had never heard of John Cusick before! Girls Parts... interesting title! But congrats on the upcoming publication! I love the sound of Cherry Money Baby. I agree that anything today will be filled with texts and emails and modern day technology! It's good to keep up with the times :D

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  2. And....another book to look forward to reading. I think he has a kinda dream job. Write YA and work with YA and MG authors. Great interview. Thanks!

  3. Great interview, thanks for posting. I can imagine the pull for agents to also write, but how he makes the time... props to him. His books sounds exactly like what I like to read.