For the last three years I have been writing my first young adult novel series. This is the first of the three. The editing is not perfect (I am not a good editor for my own work), but the story is pretty good--just ask my students. If you would rather get an actual book, you can always buy it through amazon--print or kindle.
Here is the gist:
Please note: This is not another Hunger Games rip off. This is a real story about real people, who have to deal with real loss, love and life.
Maggie was a force of nature. The year was 1954 and as she grew up on the crumbling streets of Pueblo, Colorado, she watched the Cailini girls dominate the neighborhood. She dreamed about the day she might take her place as one of them. But when she has to fight for what she believes in, while she watches the people she loves slip through her fingers, she is forced to decide just what kind of girl she is. On her side of town, blackened by smoke stacks of the steel mill, she learns that sometimes you have to rely on people you grew up hating to survive.
The Cailini is a three book series about a 15 year old girl trying to find her way in a world that only wants to keep her in her place. In this West Side Story meets Mad Men type saga, Maggie and her family deal with the drama that so often surrounds children living on the edge of society.