This month, Beautiful People is doing a tribute to the NaNoWriMo event in November. This will be my first attempt to write a book in a month, but I'm incredibly excited to try! To help me prepare, here's a sneak peek at book three in the Afterworld Saga.
How did you come up with the idea for your novel, and how long have you had the idea?
The initial idea for the character of Ben Parker came to me in a dream. It was a very vivid train derailment. Ben and his female partner, Molly, were passengers that were unaffected by the accident. Train cars tumbled down a ravine and once settled, Ben and Molly helped the victims out of the wreckage. They were then escorted to guides to take them to heaven.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month.
It's an important topic to my publisher--and to me. I was bullied. I wasn't abused by the the traditional, stereotypical bully, you see in movies. There was no big kid on the playground that intimidated me to give up my lunch ticket, or to do something stupid or crazy. There was no teasing or taunting on the school bus. Instead, I was left out, and ignored.
It happens all the time--on every playground, at every school, and even in the workplace. The victim is the kid, or adult, that just doesn't seem to fit in. The quiet one that gets overlooked and not invited to lunch, or to happy hour after work. It's the kid that sits home every night and watches Netflix, or plays video games, because they had no invitation to do anything else.
It's no surprise. We can all see it play out--like a Lifetime movie. But in reality, each of them has a story.
So do I. I was orphaned.
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