Rock ‘n’ Roll High School 84: Achtung Baby

90s novellaIt’s Day Two of our slate of RNRHS posts celebrating the release of ’90s Playlist, a Romance Rewind Anthology! If you weren’t here yesterday, this collection includes six all-new novellas about sex, love, and being young in the ’90s, inspired by some of the most iconic songs from the decade. Did I mention it’s available for the amazeballs price of 99 cents? Do yourself a favor and pick up your copy now! Today’s post was dictated to Audra North, a past contributor to RNRHS, by Jill Kramer, the hero in her story Worthwhile.

Jill Kramer, Hickory High School, Class of ’93

Currently: I’m a junior at Penn State, just starting a semester abroad in Leeds, England

Band and/or song that reminds you the most of high school: U2! I listened to their Achtung Baby album pretty much nonstop during my senior year. I hope I get to see them in concert someday. They’re not touring now which totally sucks.

Favorite piece of music memorabilia (poster, t-shirt, etc.) in high school: Does a Wayne’s World poster count? I loved that movie and I thought the poster was hilarious, so I bought one and stuck it on the back of my bedroom door. It’s still there, I think, unless my parents took it down. (They better have saved it if they did.)

Band that you hated that everyone else at school seemed to love: Ace of Base. I mean, yeah, the songs are catchy, but they’re also bad. Like, I could probably hum one right now from memory but I’d end up hating myself for it.

Best show or concert you saw in high school: My parents didn’t let me go to concerts, but one night there was a ska band playing in this coffee shop I used to go to with my bff and they were pretty good, so…yeah, I know. That was a sad answer.

Best high school make-out song: Not like I want to be too obvious, here, but definitely Depeche Mode’s I Feel You.

INTHE-FAST-LANE-cover-206x300Jill Kramer is the heroine in Audra North’s Worthwhile, from the Romance Rewind Anthology, ’90s Playlist. You can find out more about Audra and her books, including her latest, In The Fast Lane, at

Be sure to come back tomorrow for author Jennifer Blackwood’s installment of RNRHS!





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