Wish Your Weren’t by Sherrie Petersen – Interview & Giveaway

wish you weren't


Marten doesn’t believe in the power of wishes. None of his have ever come true. His parents ignore him, his little brother is a pain and his family is talking about moving to Texas. Not cool. So when he makes an impulsive wish during a meteor shower, he doesn’t expect it to make any difference. 

Until his annoying brother disappears.

With the present uncertain and his brother’s future in limbo, Marten finds himself stuck in his past. And if he runs out of time, even wishes might not be enough to save the ones he loves.


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 Author Sherrie Petersen

Sherrie Petersen still believes in magic and she loves to write (and read!) stories that take her on fantastic adventures. In addition to writing middle grade novels, Sherrie moonlights as a graphic designer, substitute teacher, freelance writer, school newspaper advisor, yearbook advisor and mother of two children. She spends her free time watching movies, driving kids around and baking cookies. Or eating them. WISH YOU WEREN’T is her debut novel.

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This or That


TV or Movies? Movies. Unless it’s The Voice.

Hot or Cold? Cold.

Night owl, or early bird? Both — I don’t sleep a lot!

Print or Ebook? Ebook. But if I love it, I buy the print version J

Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla

Coke or Pepsi? Barq’s!

Action or Drama? Action

Pizza or Pasta? Pizza

Skittles or M&Ms? M&Ms

Summer or Winter? Autumn is actually my favorite season

Harry Potter or Twilight? Harry Potter FTW!

Gum or Breath Mints? Gum

Spontaneity or Planning Ahead? Spontaneity

PC or Mac? Mac

Beach or Pool? Beach

Apples or Oranges? Pomegranates ;P

Truth or Dare? Dare

Text or Talk? Text

Introvert or Extrovert? Introvert


Bookish Pet Peeves:

Dead parents

the word “perched”

characters who lie to be noble or spare someone when it logically makes more sense to tell the truth

characters who beat their chests and cry, “It’s all my fault!”


Foods you wish you could eat and never gain a pound:

ice cream, potato chips, cheesecake and quiche


Books they should make into movies:

The False Prince

Artemis Fowl

Eleanor & Park

Wish You Weren’t (may as well throw it out there, right?)


Favorite desserts:

homemade chocolate chip cookies

lemon bars



Favorite cities: Seattle, Madrid, Vancouver, B.C., Lahaina


Pieces of advice you would tell the “teen” you:

Take risks sooner.

Never stop writing.

Go for it.


Things you have in your purse/bag/wallet now:


cinnamon Trident

oyster crackers

Burt’s Bees lip balm



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  1. Thanks for having me here, Kathy!

  2. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. DJ Sakata says

    looks cute – hope I win a copy

  4. Ooooh. Looks like another book to add to my TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway, hope I win!

  5. This looks like a great book! Love that one of Sherrie’s pet peeves is the word “perched.” So funny that we all have words that get us! (Mine is “chill” as in “the air was chill or “the chill air” – ugh.)

  6. Daniel M says

    i don’t believe in wishes either, sounds interesting