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.
Wow, what an experience to have at such a young age. Sadly I've had a couple experiences like yours, but usually a friend of a friend that I knew of more than I actually knew personally. Until I was 18 and a former classmate with what I and everybody else thought would be a very promising future stood on the train tracks. Nobody still really knows why. Until it happened, I always thought of him as a very upbeat person.ReplyDelete
I'm glad to hear that this book has a happy ending and help you work through your feelings. Great cover!
Challenging experiences often provide the best story material. Ironically, just this morning I wrote a scene about a girl trying to kill herself on a train track. Fortunately, in this new story, she doesn't go through with it. I'm glad you like the cover:)ReplyDelete
Hey, Carolee, NICE to see you here in the Blogger world! Yay! The John Green event sounds like so much fun. I had another commitment that night already and was disappointed. (Now I wish I'd skipped the other thing and gone!)ReplyDelete
I became one of your Followers. Go Follow me now! :-)
Okay, I'm on my way to follow you!!!ReplyDelete
I think we all have regrets...can't wait to get my hands on this one!ReplyDelete
I hope you'll be part of the blog tour!!ReplyDelete