Thursday, December 9, 2010

Finally blogging

Okay, so I'm a slow starter. Since it's December now, I'll look like I've been at this for a year in just a few weeks. (Muahaha)
I did all of my Christmas shopping online this year - 14 people, various gifts for each and I didn't have to lug a single package through a revolving door. Yeah!
Now I can devote some much needed time to writing.
Here's a look at my YA novel EDGE OF ESCAPE :
EDGE OF ESCAPE reveals the fractured heart of Eddie, an emotionally impaired 18-year-old who has spent most of his school years in special education classes. Placed there by an over protective mother who also blames her son for his unintentional part in his father’s death, Eddie is kept separated from normal student interactions.  Eddie’s guilt and his place among the unaccepted serve to keep him invisible to the rest of the students, especially the popular ones. His uncontainable obsession for the popular Rebecca compels him to devise a plan to pull her into his world and win her over. What should have been appropriate advances become, for Rebecca, the terror of stalking and abduction. She wakes up trapped, she escapes, and then she makes a wrong choice and is trapped again. Throughout her ordeal as she escapes again and again, there are flashbacks into both Rebecca’s and Eddie’s lives and how those lives have been intersecting all through their school years. If she falls for the fragile spirit who stalks her, does love erase evil intent? If she fails to see the innocent infatuation for what it is, will she be responsible for the inevitable tragedy that foreshadows their tangled fate?
EDGE OF ESCAPE is a work of fiction; however the personalities of the characters are based on actual students from my experience as a high school teacher. The setting is also founded on my familiarity with the affluent suburbs of Detroit and the scarcely populated back country woods of northern Michigan – the perfect place for love or terror.