A Look Inside the Story Idea for BOUGHT

A Look Inside the Story Idea for BOUGHT

A Look Inside the Story Idea for BOUGHT - My YA Dystopian Thriller Series (Plus an Excerpt!) When the idea for BOUGHT, my latest young adult dystopian thriller, came to me last summer, I was torn. Did I really want to write a book about abortion? My what-if was, what if the government was raising an army of unwanted children whose mothers were imprisoned for attempting abortion? In Fira Moseley’s world, mothers who attempt an abortion are charged with attempted murder and serve a life sentence in federal prison. Fira, an “unwanted child,” is a ward of the state and her mother is serving a life sentence. From birth, she has lived in a fortified city created by the government and the Network for Recovered Children (the NRC) and she’s been taught to believe certain things about society. Everyone knows abortion is a controversial topic. So, when the idea came up, I had my qualms. But when a story idea strikes and it...
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New Book Release – BOUGHT (YA Dystopian Thriller)

New Book Release – BOUGHT (YA Dystopian Thriller)

New Book Release - BOUGHT (YA Dystopian Thriller) I did it a third time! I'm so excited to release my third young adult novel, Bought. This story has a special place in my heart, and I can't wait for readers to experience it! I said this the last time I released a novel (Tainted, February 2018), but I can't help it - I'm so excited! I never thought I’d be publishing three novels in less than one year after setting aside the trilogy I was working on. But when that story started to fall flat and I realized it needed more intrigue for even me to stay interested, I set it aside and I haven’t looked back since. Maybe someday I'll go back to writing Emme and Gabe's story, but for now, I'm charging forward. Not even a year ago, I started writing Shattered after Marris Sheffield showed up as a dead girl in one of my dreams. About six and a half months of...
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10 Questions to Brainstorm for Your NaNoWriMo Novel

10 Questions to Brainstorm for Your NaNoWriMo Novel

10 Questions to Brainstorm for Your NaNoWriMo Novel Are you ready to write a novel in 30 days? November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and thousands of writers will be making a commitment to write a novel. Per the rules, writers must start a new story and write 50,000 words to win. The novel doesn’t need to be complete, and if you hit the word count ahead of time, you’re free to keep writing. The concept of writing a novel in a month is a noble one. It gives writers an opportunity and the motivation to complete a novel, sometimes for the first time in their lives. It’s no surprise that one of the biggest challenges writers face on December 1st is a really bad first draft of their NaNoWriMo novel. Writers may end up with a bunch of words they can’t use. Plot details that need to be reworked. Setting that needs to be reconsidered. Characters that need to be developed. And...
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