Blog Tour, Author Interview, & Giveaway: Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon
If the story of your life was set within one day, what would you day say? Rachel Lynn Solomon talks about a day in her life, what it was like to write a book set in one day, and her rivals in high school. Check out our interview and grab your copy of Today Tonight Tomorrow, out next week!
Today Tonight Tomorrowby Rachel Lynn Solomon
on July 28, 2020
Today, she hates him.
It’s the last day of senior year. Rowan Roth and Neil McNair have been bitter rivals for all of high school, clashing on test scores, student council elections, and even gym class pull-up contests. While Rowan, who secretly wants to write romance novels, is anxious about the future, she’d love to beat her infuriating academic nemesis one last time.
Tonight, she puts up with him.
When Neil is named valedictorian, Rowan has only one chance at victory: Howl, a senior class game that takes them all over Seattle, a farewell tour of the city she loves. But after learning a group of seniors is out to get them, she and Neil reluctantly decide to team up until they’re the last players left—and then they’ll destroy each other.
As Rowan spends more time with Neil, she realizes he's much more than the awkward linguistics nerd she sparred with for the past four years. And, perhaps, this boy she claims to despise might actually be the boy of her dreams.
Tomorrow . . . maybe she’s already fallen for him.
Interview with Rachel Lynn Solomon
Today Tonight Tomorrow is set within the same day. If you were to write a day from your life, what parts would you include?
My days are not quite as exciting as this one that Rowan and Neil have! But in a pre-pandemic world, I’d include my tap dancing class, a trip to the dog park with Wally, my chihuahua mix, and a picnic at one of Seattle’s parks.
You’ve mentioned how Today Tonight Tomorrow is different than your other two books. In what ways are they similar? What can your fans expect to feel familiar?
While Today Tonight Tomorrow is a romantic comedy and much lighter than my first two books, I wanted it to feel just as emotional. My characters are dealing with some serious issues — fear and uncertainty about the future, class, anti-Semitism — and I feel the romcom framework gives them a safe space to confront these things. The Seattle setting will also feel familiar, and readers can even expect a cameo from one of my previous books!
Today Tonight Tomorrow is a story of rivals. Who were your rivals in school?
I didn’t make this connection until I finished writing it, but I had a bit of a rival-type relationship with my high school boyfriend! (Who was also Jewish, haha.) We were in all the same AP classes, much like Rowan and Neil, and he consistently outperformed me in just about everything — grades, writing, music. I remember struggling to feel seen as an individual, which is something Rowan grapples with, too. While their relationship isn’t based on mine, I can definitely relate to having a competitive streak. We went our separate ways after high school, but we’ve been able to remain friends to this day!