Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Grape Bubblegum Anniversary & EPIC eBook Award Finalist...

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 marks the 1 year anniversary of my very first published book -- Grape Bubblegum  AND today I received word that it is one of the finalists in the EPIC's eBook competition! The winners will be announced during the annual conference in San Antonio, TX March 2014

So, as part of the celebration I thought I'd repost the birth of a story from last year :)

Today is the day that I've been waiting for since June 2005. **tosses confetti into the air** That was the month I started writing my first book GRAPE BUBBLEGUM!

I've always wanted to write a book, but kept putting it off. Finally, one day while my daughter was home on one of her college breaks, she convinced me to just sit down and write and that's what I did. That day while eating a sandwich in my car at Schlotzky's Deli I grabbed a napkin and a red pen (it was the only one available in my car) I saw a young teen in my mind, crying in front of a mirror.  I started scribbling...
It's been through several revisions and at one point, even placed in the 'never-to-see-the-light-of-day-folder' But it's here!

I'm so excited to share GRAPE  BUBBLEGUM with you!

When hair dye goes wrong, falsies escape during pep rallies, and friends turn to the dark side, Beatrice's 8th-grade year can only be saved by grape bubblegum kisses.
13-year-old Beatrice Peppercorn's heart's desires are to finish her final year in middle school, win the heart of her cutie pie crush and take home the trophy for the spelling competition. Simple, right? Not when Beatrice's arch nemesis gets in her way and a new kid arrives--turning her world upside down.

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