Hi folks. I hope everyone had a peaceful, relaxing (as much as possible) holiday. I returned to my home state of West Virginia to visit my family and to drink in the beautiful, haunting and stunning landscape. Needless to say, growing up in Appalachia left many lasting impressions on me–far too many to get into here–but the mountains, trees, fog, low-lying clouds, and winding, isolated roads are in my blood and when I return, I am truly home.
The Reformation of Marli Meade is set in rural Appalachia and the landscape evolved during the writing process until it became a character all on its own. If you can’t travel to Appalachia to see Mother Nature’s finest work, then grab a copy of The Reformation of Marli Meade. I hope I did the area justice.
My latest novel, a young adult thriller, is available for preorder on most venues and will be released December 1, 2016.
Born and raised on an isolated Appalachian mountain, sixteen-year-old Marli Meade yearns to break free from her father’s puritanical church, but fears its cult-like clutches are so deep she may never escape.
When she meets local boy Nate Porter, though, she realizes the life she craves—to be a normal teenager—is worth fighting for, even with the grave and deadly risk that fight would entail.
As her two worlds collide, exposing buried church secrets more sinister than she imagined, and unknown facts about her mother’s death, Marli must decide if she has the courage to fight for her future or if time has run out on her chance to live.
The novel is available on: amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and iBooks in eBook and paperback.
I will be releasing excerpts from the novel this week leading up to release on Thursday. Hopefully they will entice you to give Marli’s story a try.