Sunday, May 06, 2012

Showing with Six Sentences

Welcome to my virgin post for Six Sentence Sunday!

I guess the best place for me to start is at the beginning (what a novel concept--bad pun intended!) so my first offering is from my first book, True Blue Forever. It’s classified as YA, but it’s really a coming-of-age novel with a nostalgic look back at first loves, first kisses, lifelong friendships, heartbreak, and some really tough choices the teenage characters have to make. And the setting is so Southern you can practically feel the humidity and smell the magnolias.

I think the best way to introduce The Blueness is by offering excerpts that show what makes each of the four main characters special. First up is our sixteen-year-old heroine, Miss Jeana Lee Russell—future valedictorian and proud band nerd.

“Don’t you know how incredible you are?” Mickey’s eyes searched her face and slowly widened. “You don’t, do you? God, you’re like a perfect work of art, and you don’t even know it.”

Jeana had never thought of herself as even close to beautiful, but now—looking into Mickey’s amazing eyes so full of his love for her—she had no choice but to believe it. Even if nobody else ever thought she was beautiful, she knew Mickey did, and that was all that mattered to her.

You can find all my books here, and please also check out the other Six Sentencers, especially my BFF Lee Ann Ward and writing bud Stephanie Lawton, who introduced me this fun promotional tool.

~Stay true to yourself and your dreams will come true!


  1. Oh, my favorite novel in the whole world, TRUE BLUE FOREVER! What a way to kick off Six Sunday! Bravo, bestie :)

  2. Aw. What a sweet six! Welcome to SSS! :)

  3. Your writing sucks me right in. Not only did I read your six post, but every other post on your blog. What a great way to make your acquaintance!

    --Kimberly K. Comeau

  4. Congrats on your first week of SSS!

    Loved your tender, sweet six :)

  5. Welcome to SSS! I'm so glad she's found someone who sees her beauty, well done!

  6. Took me back to those romantic years - what a fun promotion! author of Ghost Orchid & more...

  7. Thanks for all the comments! Looking forward to reading your six from now on!

  8. What an excellent way to kick off your foray into SSS. I loved your introduction and am thrilled to find another YA writer.