Hi guys! As you may (or may not) know, the first novel in my series The Treadwell Academy is now available for FREE at Smashwords! You can download it in any format that works best for you – for your Nook, Kindle, Kobo or even just an easy-to-print PDF. This is super exciting for me because I’m sure you can imagine, the more people who read Book 1, the more people will likely read Books 2 and 3, which I spend every single second of my free time writing these days! So far Taylor Beauforte, the main character of The Rock Star’s Daughter, is my favorite literary character I’ve ever yet written. I drew upon not only a lot of boarding school memories of my own writing this first book in the series, but also on the strangeness of being a boarding school kid home for the summer, and how weird it can be to feel “not at home” when at home. As my own parents have both remarried, and it was a challenge in both cases getting to know not only their new spouses but also the kids that came into the family with those second (and third) marriages, I really set out to write a book that addressed how hard it is to deal with a new parent in your life in telling Taylor’s story. I think a lot of teenage girls can relate to that element in the story, and about what it’s like to realize as you get older that parents are only human and capable of making dumb mistakes.
OK now I’m getting sentimental about my own book (which I have to confess… personally, I love). I really hope you’ll download it, post a review, email me and tell me if you liked it or didn’t, and drop Lovestruck Literary a note on their website or on Facebook.