Thank you so much for stopping by on Grunge Gods and Graveyards‘ release day!
Grunge Gods ebook is only $2.99, cheaper than a Starbucks visit.
My long-time dream of being a published author has come true and it took many years to get here. Grunge Gods began in my head as a YA version of The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. There was something incredibly romantic about a girl falling in love with a ghost because well…it can’t end happily. Or can it?
In an earlier draft, I had set the novel in the present with Lainey being our modern day heroine and Danny having died in 1996. Lainey originally was from Hoboken and was sent to Ash to live with her aunt and uncle while her sister was recuperating from a mental breakdown. But then something made me switch gears. I wanted the entire novel set in 1996. Perhaps I was feeling nostalgic for my teenage years, but mostly I was feeling nostalgic for 90s music. I wanted the characters to talk about my favorite 90s bands as I spoke of them all those years ago. And so I emailed an author friend and asked her, ‘Can I set a YA novel in the 90s?’ ‘Sure,’ she said. ‘Why not?’ Why not? Because themes like friendship, identity and love are timeless. Teens today will get that.
I want to thank everyone who has stopped by today. I’m feeling overwhelmed, excited and anxious, but most of all honored you’re here to help me celebrate.
To commemorate the release of Grunge Gods, my fabulous critique partner, Leandra, and I are going to do some fun blog posts and giveaways!
The prizes are:
Grand Prize: $25 Amazon Giftcard
First Prize: $15 Amazon Giftcard (courtesy of Leandra)
Second Prizes: Signed copy of the paperback.
Make sure to enter the Rafflecopter to win!
Here is the schedule:
Noon (EST): Graveyards and cemeteries! I’m blogging about Old Tennent Cemetery in Manalapan, NJ and I’ve included photos. Leandra is blogging about her neighborhood cemetery in Indiana. Because graveyards and cemeteries are awesome and chock full of history.
Don’t forget to head over to Leandra’s blog at noon to see her graveyard pics. See you back here at noon.