As Dustin walked us toward the door, he caught me gently by the hand, letting Adrienne walk out ahead. “I couldn’t find the mistletoe, and I couldn’t afford to get you a gift, so I hope this is ok,” he said as he leaned in and gave me a quick, soft kiss on my lips. His hand let mine go, he smiled, his beautiful dark eye showing more of the green flecks than normal, and wished me a Merry Christmas. I turned and walked into the wall. -Excerpt from Memoirs of an Ordinary Girl’s yet untitled sequel
Since my blog tends to be all over the place, as I pick up new followers, I guess I should reiterate from time to time that I am an author… with an actual book.
“Oh, yeah? What’s it called and what is it about?” is a common question (yeah, I know that if we disected this there are actually three questions).
So, here’s the blurb for Memoirs of an Ordinary Girl: The Middle-ish Ages:
Set in the time while the ‘80s were fading into the ‘90s and the poofiness of hair and shoulder pads was soon to deflate, this coming of age story retells the experiences of Drew Hotchner, an “extraordinarily ordinary” girl, through her possibly wiser and more honest adult self. Drew struggles not only with the unavoidable awkwardness of being in middle school, but also with having to start over again her entire social world after experiencing the culture shock of moving across the country from California to Virginia.
Through Drew’s humorous adventures in trespassing, accidental theft, school dances, and throwing punches at her best friend, she must finally learn who she really is. And if you can admit you are also extraordinarily ordinary, just as Drew claims to be, that we all just want to know who we really are, and that sometimes we surprise ourselves along the way, this might be the book for you.
Now for some other reminders and updates. My book is currently available in three online locations.
Still available on kindle, but now also in print at Amazon.
CreateSpace has the book in print.
I recently added my book to the many indie works of Smashwords. They even allowed me to have an official author interview page. Answering those questions was fun and it makes me feel special.
I think I’m going to figure out a way to offer signed copies of my book, which can be an issue when my book is print on demand. I’ll work out the kinks and give out that info when the time comes.
Oh, AND I am still building likes for my Facebook author page. Come join and share with your friends.
I’m still working on my sequel for Drew’s freshman year and I’m about halfway through it too. The problem with fiction is that it can sometimes take on a life of its own and it’s taking me longer to write this than I had originally anticipated, and one really cannot rush art.