Hi, there! Today I’d like to tell you a little more about the book I wrote. It’s been a long road to get to where I am and I’ll tell you, it was worth it. Writing a book is one of the best things I’ve ever done. If you’re writing a book, my best advice and most honest advice: Lock the doubt somewhere far, far away from you and just write it down!
Fun fact: Piggybacker started out as a short story for adults and ended up being a full-fledged 90,000 word novel for teens.
How did that happen, you ask. Well, I was just beginning my writing career—all those years ago, and I didn’t know what I wanted to write. I just knew there were many ideas pulling at my brain stem, just begging to be let out. So, I wrote about Len and Melissa (who are my main character’s parents in Piggybacker) and eventually, I entered that story into a local contest.
I didn’t win. For which, I will be eternally grateful!
Because, that story gave me the idea for this novel and I’m so very grateful that I didn’t win that contest. Piggybacker tells the story of teenager’s, Marley and Gavin. Gavin was murdered and Marley can bring him back to life, but she’s only got seven days to do so. And guess what? She lost three of them while trying her best to ignore him.
Marley’s got a dramatic and quirky best friend to help her along the way—which is good, because Marley seems to get herself into some problematic situations.
I had so much fun getting to know these characters and their quirks and I hope you love them as much I do. It’s on sale now. There are links below.
Don’t forget to check out my website for special updates and more Piggybacker tidbits, like character interviews. And please check back on the 25th for my first ever book review of Caroline Noe’s Firestone Key!
A Clumsy Writer