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About the book
Peek between the pages
I knew hearts didn’t stop beating until you died, yet I was certain mine had just stuttered to a halt. I couldn’t breathe. My lungs refused to expand. My throat went dry. I’d planned most of my life for this one year. I’d worked out, built my strength, gone to ski camps, kept at it until I’d made it through the selection process—until I’d almost made the US Olympic slalom team. I had my passport. I’d packed my bags weeks ago. Now, my mother was telling me I couldn’t do what I’d lived for all these years?
My heart kicked in and air filled my chest. “Shut up! Shut up!” In my mind, I screamed, but that’s not the way I heard my voice. Shut up sounded like a whimper.
“Libby, stop.” Dad was back, his hand on my shoulder, his face filled with pain. “Please, stop.”
His calm presence and the terrible sound of his plea brought me up short.
I gulped back the ragged clutch that filled my throat. “Why? Why can’t I ski with my team?” Then I glanced down. Mom was lying across the foot of the bed. She was lying across my legs, and I didn’t feel the weight of my mother’s body.
About the Author:
I have a background in Linguistics and Inter-Cultural Communication, but these days my greatest passion is writing for young readers. My young adult novels are Sliding on the Edge, The Princess of Las Pulgas, Double Negative, Sudden Secrets, and now Shattered, A Story of Betrayal and Courage. Sometimes I write Middle Grade Fantasy and have four of those stories published.
When I’m not writing I’m hiking or traveling or practicing yoga or asking a lot questions about things I still don’t understand--like what is language anyway?
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Thanks for hosting!ReplyDelete
Hi Cherie, how great that you're a part of my book tour today. Thank you so much.ReplyDelete
It's my pleasure! Was excited to see you have a new book out.Delete
Hi Alex. Thanks for the visit!Delete
Love this book - it's a great story of courage and determinationReplyDelete
Alex, thanks for stopping by!ReplyDelete
Jemi, thanks for sharing! It sounds like a great book.
Looks like a great book.. have to share it with my grandson.ReplyDelete
I hope you do share it. There are some interesting male characters in the story, so it's not an all-female cast. :-)Delete
This cover is spectacular!ReplyDelete
I love the cover too!Delete