Friday, April 24, 2015

BNG FRIDAY: Blink by Kate Moretti

Every Friday until its publication, I'm going to blog something about Brave New Girls: Tales of Girls and Gadgets, a YA sci-fi anthology featuring tech-savvy heroines. The goal is to encourage more girls to enter Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math professions. All revenues from sales of the anthology will be donated to a scholarship fund through the Society of Women Engineers.

Today, I'm spotlighting one of the stories that will be featured in Brave New Girls.




Kate Moretti


Meg Bryant knows what the kids say about her. She spends all her free time in her basement and, until last year, her closest confidante was Mr. Fitz, who also happened to be her eccentric science teacher. But now Mr. Fitz is gone, and he left her a time machine - along with a warning to tell no one about it.

Hell-bent on winning Science Expo, the regional science fair, Meg puts forth her best efforts. But then her whole life has explodes, alienating her friends. If she could use the time machine to re-do the day, she could fix everything. If only the stupid thing actually worked...


Blink is a fun time travel story featuring a clever and snarky protagonist, Meg. I love that Meg is a brilliant scientist who's unafraid to be as nerdy as she damn well pleases. Her scientific ambitions fit perfectly with the anthology's theme of girls in STEM. Yet despite her smarts, she also makes mistakes, which makes her relatable. The twists and turns Meg's time travel adventures take her on were loads of fun to read, and the story left me smiling at the end.


Kate Moretti is the New York Times Bestselling author of THOUGHT I KNEW YOU (Red Adept Publishing, 2012) and BINDS THAT TIE (Red Adept Publishing, 2014). She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids, and a dog. She enjoys traveling and cooking, although with two kids, a day job, and writing, she doesn't get to do those things as much as she'd like. She's worked in the pharmaceutical industry for eighteen years as a scientist, and has been an avid fiction reader her whole life.

Her lifelong dream is to buy an old house with a secret passageway.

"If my girls pursue careers in math or science, I want it to be in a world that isn’t impressed with their choices simply because they’re female. When I say I’m a scientist, people think it’s brainy. Like I'm some kind of unicorn. When a man says it, it’s practically mundane. I want that: for it to be mundane."

Twitter: @KateMoretti1

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