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Nine interesting facts about me (because ten is predictable, and I’m not interesting enough to make it to eleven):
- My favorite historical period is the first half of the twentieth century.
- I'm a total hypochondriac.
- I've lived on the same forty-acres most of my life, but…
- I LOVE to travel.
- I enjoy cooking (and procrastinate by watching Food Network or Cooking Channel).
- I'm 32, but people often assume I'm still in college.
- I've always been a reader, but I never dreamed I'd be a writer.
- I'm fascinated by astronomy and astrophysics.
- I'm obsessed with parenthetical phrases (see author bio on EVERY DAY AFTER when it releases). I just can't help myself!
Trouble has rained down on Lizzie Hawkins. Her daddy has deserted the family, her mama is silent with sadness, and the bank is after their house.
Daddy always said Lizzie was born to succeed, but right now she can't even hold on to her top grades or her best friend, Ben. Bratty newcomer Erin Sawyer has weaseled both away from Lizzie, but Erin won’t be satisfied until Lizzie is out of her hair for good, packed off straight to the nearest orphanage.
Still, Lizzie refuses to lose what's left of her family. With the bank deadline fast approaching, Erin causing strife at every
turn, and Mama and Ben slipping away from her, Lizzie finds comfort writing in her journal and looking at Daddy's face in the heirloom locket he left her. She's keeping her head high and holding onto hope that Daddy returns on her twelfth birthday. Still, she can’t help wondering: Why did Daddy have to leave? And can I save us if he doesn’t come home?
EVERY DAY AFTER is set to be released spring of 2013 by Delacorte Press/Random House Children’s Books.