|As a child, I lived in one of these cabins and it is the setting for ClaireLee's home|
I can't believe it. Finally, I'm getting my first book published. Not only is it my first book, but the first book I began back in 1994.
"Just Claire", is an upper middle grade novel about a thirteen-year-old girl:
ClaireLee’s life changes when she must take charge of her siblings and depressed mother, and she finds relief in the lies she tells herself and others. Frightened by the changes in Mama, ClaireLee just knows she’ll catch Mama’s illness like a cold or flu that hangs on through winter. Deciding she needs to re-invent herself, she sets out to impress a group of popular girls.
At the slip of an untruth, she deceives her way into the Lavender Girls Club. Her best friend Belinda will not be caught with such shallow puddles, though. ClaireLee drifts further from honesty, her friend, and a broken mother’s love, until one very public night. The spotlight is on her, she finds her courage, faces the truth, and then she saves a life.
The release date is for spring 2016 by Clean Reads Publishing as an e-book.
Thank you to all who've encouraged me on this long, long road to publication and especially about the story of "Just Claire".
I'll give updates more regularly and keep everyone posted.
Have a blessed day, friends.