The Cover Reveal for Forget Me Not is being hosted by Kari Olson at a good addiction. Check out the contest at her site. You could win an ARC of Forget Me Not and a copy of Take Me There. The deadline is February 10, 2012.
As a speech-language pathologist in the public schools, I feel lucky that I get to spend nearly every day in high school. People often ask me if my students inspire my work. The answer is yes and no. I never write about my students. I will leave it up to them to write their own stories. I will say that their struggles and experiences remind me of my own struggles and experiences. Mostly I write about the things that perplexed or disturbed or haunted me when I was their age. The things I never quite got over.
Forget Me Not is a paranormal verse novel that helped me work through my feelings about something that happened many years ago that left me with a question that has haunted me ever since. "What happens to the soul after suicide?"
I don't want to give any spoilers, but I will say that in spite of the theme, the book has a happy ending.
But not for everyone.