Book Tour| Audrey Covington Breaks the Rules – Karina Evans

Today I’m back with my stop on the tour for Audrey Covington Breaks the Rules. This tour is hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours. I had the chance to ask author Karina Evans some questions about this new release. Keep on reading to find out more about this book and the author.

Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary
Publishing date: April 18, 2023

A grandmother-granddaughter duo set off on the Hollywood adventure of a lifetime in this funny middle-grade novel about breaking rules, growing up, and finding yourself—perfect for fans of Wendy Mass and Booki Vivat.

Audrey Covington’s parents are the textbook definition of strict—they don’t let Audrey stay up late or watch scary movies, and they definitely don’t let her go anywhere unsupervised. Audrey knows it’s best to just accept the way it is. But her friends decide her parents’ rules are getting in the way of all their fun and unceremoniously disinvite her from their annual start-of-summer slumber party so they aren’t tied down by boring Audrey.

Now Audrey is stuck helping her parents move her former-movie-star grandmother into a luxury retirement community. When she finally manages to sneak off to her parents’ car to check her phone, her grandmother climbs into the driver’s seat and speeds off—not realizing Audrey is still in the back seat! After startling each other, they come to a deal: Audrey promises not to tell her parents where her grandma is if Audrey can join in on one last grand adventure—no rules allowed. But as the two make their way across Hollywood, they realize that the life they think they want might not be what they need.

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Author Interviews

What inspired you to write Audrey Covington Breaks the Rules?

I love intergenerational stories and I thought the glamour of Hollywood would a perfect backdrop to explore a complicated family relationship.

What has been the favorite part of your publishing journey so far?

                Meeting writing friends who are also on the publishing journey!

If you were a character in Audrey Covington Breaks the Rules, what kind of character would you be?

I would be a random background character that watches in amazement as the famous Rhea Covington races by me in a golf cart wearing a spectacular outfit.

Describe Audrey Covington in five words or less.

                Experiencing new adventures and friendships.

What is your favorite quote from Audrey Covington Breaks the Rules?

“Without waiting to hear my reply, she turns the keys and revs the engine. The car whirs loudly before vibrating steadily beneath us. Nana Rhea reaches for the gear shift to put the vehicle in drive, and we take off down the road.”

What do you hope readers take away from your story?

I don’t have any hopes for what readers take away from the story – I just want them to have a pleasurable time reading it.

Could you give us 5 random facts about Audrey Covington Breaks the Rules (think the story, writing, publishing, anything that comes to mind)?

                -Audrey’s last name, Covington, is named after the street I grew up on.

-Audrey’s dad took her mom’s last name – that’s why Rhea and Audrey share the same last name.

-I’ve worked for three entertainment studios and they were used as inspiration for Everest Pictures in the book.

-Audrey Covington Breaks the Rules is my second book!

-The first draft took me about three months to write once I had the outline sorted.

Tour Schedule

If you’re curious about this book, click here for the full tour schedule. There are quite a few bloggers and bookstagrammers talking about this book this week.

About the Author

Karina Evans is a children’s author from Santa Barbara, California. She is represented by Jessica Mileo at InkWell Management.

Karina studied English at the University of Delaware before starting a career in the entertainment industry.

Some of Karina’s favorite things include: See’s Candies, The Amazing Race, singing show tunes in the car, and volleyball. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her two mischievous cats, Sir Pounce and Taika.

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Audrey Covington Breaks the Rules sounds like a great middle grade read. I have a feeling our main character needs this adventure with her grandmother, because grandmothers really are the best. A big thanks to Karina for taking time and answering my questions.

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