Sunday Street Team: Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke – A Guest Post by the Author

Nice Try Jane Sinner

I picked up Nice Try, Jane Sinner because reality t.v. can be so much fun, even as you’re watching the characters spiral, as well as the fact that Jane sounded like a smart ass that I would love spending time with.

Earlier this month I reviewed Lianne Oelke’s novel, which you can read here, and am so pleased to be able to share with you today a guest post by the author. I asked some questions about her favorite reality shows, what Jane might take with her if she had to choose only five items, and more.



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Published: 9 January 2018

Publisher: Clarion Books

Category: Young Adult/Contemporary

The only thing 17-year-old Jane Sinner hates more than failure is pity. After a personal crisis and her subsequent expulsion from high school, she’s going nowhere fast. Jane’s well-meaning parents push her to attend a high school completion program at the nearby Elbow River Community College, and she agrees, on one condition: she gets to move out.

Jane tackles her housing problem by signing up for House of Orange, a student-run reality show that is basically Big Brother, but for Elbow River Students. Living away from home, the chance to win a car (used, but whatever), and a campus full of people who don’t know what she did in high school… what more could she want? Okay, maybe a family that understands why she’d rather turn to Freud than Jesus to make sense of her life, but she’ll settle for fifteen minutes in the proverbial spotlight.

As House of Orange grows from a low-budget web series to a local TV show with fans and shoddy T-shirts, Jane finally has the chance to let her cynical, competitive nature thrive. She’ll use her growing fan base, and whatever Intro to Psychology can teach her, to prove to the world—or at least viewers of substandard TV—that she has what it takes to win.


Guest Post by Lianna Oelke


Favorite reality shows:
The Bachelor/ Bachelorette, America’s Next Top Model, and Alone (a History channel show about surviving in the wilderness).
If you like this reality show, read this book:
America’s Next Top Model: The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
Things you would compete for in return for appearing on a reality show, like Jane does for the car:
My student loans paid off. Books. Food.
Video games you would appear in live adaptations of: 
Legend of Zelda
Books you’d take on a camping trip:
Or any other (preferably long) book that I can lose myself in for hours! 
5 things Jane would never leave the house without:
Her journal, gel pen, coffee (or money for coffee), sarcasm, and a healthy mistrust of everyone around her.



About the Author


Lianne Oelke holds a degree in philosophy and works in the film industry. She resides in Vancouver, and Nice Try, Jane Sinner is her first book. Visit her online at and on Twitter @lianneoelke.

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Tour Schedule


1/7 Tour Stops

Review – Books And Ladders

Creative Post  – Bayy In Wonderland

Interview – The Regal Critiques

1/14  Tour Stops

Interview –Book Stack Amber

Creative Post – The Ultimate Fangirl

Guest Post – Haunted By Books 13

1/21  Tour Stops

Review – A Gingerly Review

Review – Emily Reads Everything

Interview – Dani Reviews Things

1/28 Tour Stops

Interview – Curly Hair Bibliophile

Guest Post- The Hermit Librarian

Review  – Here’s To Happy Endings







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