It turns out that my 16 year old daughter has been working on a novel for the past couple of years. I found out about this early in 2014, when she was almost finished with it. I'll admit that it took me awhile to get around to reading it (being busy and all!), but once I did, I was impressed. I knew it still needed some work and so we contacted a friend of my girls who started her own publishing and editing company called Rivershore Books.
This girl has been awesome. She edited the first copy of the book and then sent it back to my daughter to revise. After those revisions, she put it in front of me again. I'll admit that it took me awhile to get around to editing it (being busy and all!) but I finally finished my work at the end of October.
Back to the revision stage it went. We also got out and took a whole bunch of photos so that she could pick one for the cover photo.
After all that was done, she sent it back off to the publisher/editor and she worked her graphic arts magic on the cover and insides and we found ourselves with a proof copy.
After reading through it yet again, my daughter made her final changes and within a short amount of time found her book, "Still That Girl" available for sale.
It has been an absolutely exciting journey for her; and for all of us, too. We're working now on getting a signing party set up for her so she can meet and greet her friends and family who want an autographed copy.
The book tells the story of a 13 year old girl, Katarina, and her best friend as they navigate through one summer filled with fun and then tragedy. Katarina has to decide how to get on with her life after she looses people who are dear to her. The story will make you laugh and cry! It is a great book for anyone 12 and older. There is nothing inappropriate in there and the girls share in our Catholic faith.
If you are interested in purchasing a copy, you can get it on Amazon in print format, or now in Kindle format, too. Thank you so much for supporting the efforts of a young and upcoming writer! Please feel free to share this info, too.