Fun Fact About For the Birds

  • Fun Facts about FOR THE BIRDS
  • Overview of For the Birds: When a small town girl crosses paths with her Scottish ex, she fakes a relationship to pretend she’s over him. But now they have to work together, and it’s getting harder to lie.
  • Cricket Stone: The story’s main character is Cricket Stone, a small town event planner, who has just seen Sonny, the former love of her life, at one of her events, in the arms of another woman. She doesn’t want him to know she’s not over him, so she fakes a relationship with a friend to save face. But then she finds out she has to work with Sonny on the next event, and she must maintain the fake relationship or she’ll look like a bigger fool. And her feelings only grow stronger as she and Sonny spend more time together.
  • Sonny McIntyre: Here’s what to know about Sonny – he’s a really good guy. Like, the kind of guy that opens the car door for you, gives incredible bear hugs, is generous with his time, and cares immensely about everyone that’s important to the person he loves. When he was with Cricket, he not only moved mountains for her, but he also became an important member in her family. He was like a big brother to Cricket’s sister Meadow, and he was a solid support to both sisters when their parents died in a car accident.
  • Other characters you should know: Meadow: Cricket's twin sister, and a globe-trotting Instagram influencer Blake: Cricket's former fling, but now a really good friend...and the guy Cricket is pretending to be her boyfriend to save face with Sonny Taye: Cricket's work assistant and friend who is known to save the day (or at least be up front about it)
  • And, of course, the stars of For the Birds: Avery: The obnoxious but lovable macaw, an unexpected gift from Meadow to Cricket Buoy: Sonny's golden retriever dog who loves Cricket best (Cricket's words)
  • nspiration: For the Birds was inspired by the song “Exile,” by Taylor Swift and Bon Iver. I am a huge Bon Iver fan, and I’ve enjoyed Taylor Swift’s music, and something clicked when I heard the lyrics, and the story began to flow through me. The song is about two people who obviously still have unresolved feelings after their relationship has ended. I actually used the first two verses of the song as the very first scene of the book.
  • I hope you enjoy this fun second chance romance!

It’s launch week! In just a few days, For the Birds will fly into the world. I’ve spent more than a year with Cricket and Sonny, and now I give them to you. I hope you fall in love with them as much as I have, because this book is something fiercely personal and special to me. I can’t wait for you to read this story. I hope you’ll celebrate with me on Tuesday when For the Birds finally releases!

Want to learn more about this upcoming second chance romance? Flip through the slideshow above.

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