How I Fly – How I Fall by Anne Eliot – Blog Tour Guest Post & Giveaway

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A two-book series by the bestselling author of Almost and Unmaking Hunter Kennedy.

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How I Fall by Anne Eliot

Impossible because she’s Ellen Foster. The beautiful, smart, and possibly fragile photography-girl. You’re Cam Campbell. The guy who plays football 24/7 with no life. But what if during junior year, you decide to finally try for her phone number—until this glitter-crazed new girl ruins your plan. Worse, the girl is Irish, awkward, and insists you and Ellen should become best friends—with her! Only, you don’t want to be friends with a human tornado, and you think Ellen might need to stay a crush. This is because after one interaction you’ve discovered Ellen Foster really is fragile. Your problems and secrets are too big for anyone to understand.

But what if the three of you wind up assigned to a group photography project, where rumors are already circling about the new girl being ridiculous? You know she’s nice but very alone, so you convince your crush to help protect the new girl. Suddenly, working on the project makes hanging out, texting, talking—and even high school—seem fun and completely normal when it’s anything but normal.

What if you kiss Ellen Foster and it’s perfect enough to make you believe in things you shouldn’t. You tell her secrets and share your dreams. You make the kinds of promises and create plans to be together that might be impossible to keep when you’re only sixteen and your parents control your entire future, but… WHAT IF YOU HURT HER?



Praise for How I Fall

“How I Fall captures exactly how a high school crush feels. You can have endless long days—days that feel exactly the same—and then in one moment a little thing changes, a conversation finally happens, and suddenly there’s a new friend group formed where relationships are suddenly ‘on’! I loved this book (How I Fall) and I’ve already read the sequel, How I Fly as ARC. You will laugh, you will cry and you will fall so in love with Ellen and Cam’s story.” ~Becca H. Teen book blogger.

“Anne Eliot writes the sweetest first kisses. She also does those book boyfriends you can’t get out of your head. Cam Campbell in How I Fall doesn’t disappoint, nor does the awesome first kiss.” ~Judith, I Love YA Fiction, Blog


HOw I fallHow I Fly by Anne Eliot

Over six months after an accident that broke her legs as well as removed her boyfriend from her life—because Cam Campbell left town and dumped her—high school senior, Ellen Foster, wants to move past her broken heart. She’s off to attend a summer photography workshop at a real university along with her best friends. Ellen’s determined to find a new love—or at least a summer boyfriend. In the dorm, she meets Harrison Shaw. He’s a handsome photography student, a charmer who likes her, and a perfect way to forget her past.

Ellen thinks she has everything she wants. Her summer program couldn’t be better. She’s half in love with Harrison Shaw, and she’s going after her next scholarship. But when she kisses Harrison, she can only remember how Cam Campbell used kiss her better, sweeter, and how he used to make her feel like she could fly…

When Cam shows up at the university it’s a shock, especially to Ellen’s new boyfriend. Cam’s distant, different and very afraid to hurt Ellen again. He asks Ellen if they could be friends despite the past and how they’ve both changed and Ellen agrees. But after all they’ve been through, can Cam and Ellen ever be just friends?




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Anne EliotAuthor Anne Eliot

Anne Eliot is the author of the, How I Fall/How I Fly two book series, and bestselling, young adult teen issue romances, Almost and Unmaking Hunter Kennedy. She loves writing about teens who live outside the ordinary and she’s devoted to stories about teens who live outside the ordinary but who also get to find sweet first kisses and first loves.

Anne resides in Colorado with a very patient husband, two teens of her own whom she adores (an some teens near and far thanks to hosting many exchange students) who are all growing up too fast.


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Now that it’s the new year, I’d like to do a small post on how even the smallest steps will bring you happiness as you contemplate your 2015 list of goals.
Everyone says things like, ‘go big or go home, dream big’ and I’m all for having the biggest dreams possible. Only, I’ve realized through publishing the two books in this high school romance series: How I Fall and How I Fly, that in order to hit those dreams, we all have to take steps no matter how scary those steps might feel. This series and the research I had to do in order for the main character to ring true, reminded me every single day of the steps I do and can take. See, the fact that I’m able to take steps—and I’m talking each and every physical step as well as mental—they are truly gifts, and therefore should be taken.
When I released How I Fall, I never thought I’d meet three teens who inspire me to not only take better, more careful steps, but to never take those steps for granted. I’ve also learned to be fearless in telling/showing the world my heart, and just who I am because these girls do it so well and so naturally, I hope you will also get to know them.
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Chloe, 16, with glasses
I first met Chloe Tear, a teen in the UK, while looking for someone to read my book. 
I was hoping to find someone who had a similar type of cerebral palsy as Ellen Foster (the heroine in How I Fall/How I Fly) had. She, and Chloe have left sided CP/hemiparesis. This girl kindly agreed to read my book, and over the year, along with her parents, we’ve all become friends. Chloe is a poet, a writer, and now the UK teen ambassador to CP awareness. Originally, the sequel to to book one, was going to be blue—blue sky and a flying bird—perfect, right? But after knowing Chloe ( as well as after meeting another amazing, strong girl who also has Cerebral Palsy, Charisse, , and a very cool reader named Sheridan who I chatted so much with on, I resolved to make my book green as a quiet salute to Cerebral Palsy and spreading awareness as well. 
Charisse, Living with Cerebral Palsy—amazing and inspiring teen.
If you take the time to check out, and hopefully ‘like’ these two teen’s pages and blogs, and to be inspired by how beautiful, kind and inspiring these young ladies are. I can guarantee you will have smiled in wonder at them just how I have. You will have also paused to just how they hope to take the time to understand just how the steps we all can take should not be taken for granted as well as helped me and them on our different journeys, that intersected here, so we could spread awareness for cerebral palsy and hemiparesis. I’m forever grateful to have been lucky enough to know these ladies, as well as the teen, Allison Winn who inspired the entire story, and whom you can read about at the end of How I Fall.
xo xo Anne Eliot



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  1. These books sound really, really good. It seems like she has pinpointed exactly what it is like to be a teenager, and how it feels to have a major crush on someone.

    Her author post was great, and made me want to read her work even more. Thanks for the contest opportunity!

  2. Thanks for the post.Both books are on my TRL.
    Carol L

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