I’d like to thank Kathie Mitchell for inviting me to this blog hop. You can visit her blog at www.countrygrandmother.wordpress.com
I’d also like to apologize to her for forgetting about the hop until so late in the day. I was sick all last week, which has put me behind in all things.
I also have a tendency to change my mind after thinking through these things. I told Kathie I’d be talking about my adult supernatural fiction Before Dawn Breaks, but have decided since I have no clue when that will be published to talk about my tween novel Trouble at Camp Turnabout Creek. So here goes:
What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or historic? My main character is a fifteen-year-old, skateboard-champion, wanna-be. Ray Nuestrong is fictional.
- When and where is the story set? The story us set in a modern day church camp.
- What should we know about him/her? Ray Nuestrong is the son of the camp director and is a first-time junior counselor.
- What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life? Ray’s new responsibilities leave him little time to practice skateboarding. A pair of tornadoes in little girl suits constantly get him in trouble. And to “add grease to the golden skateboard,” his best friend, Carl aka Frog, won’t rest until Ray joins him in a few practical jokes for old times’ sake. Ray learns the hard way to listen to the “Voice of Truth.”
- What is the personal goal of the character? All Ray really wants to do is win the skateboard championship one last time.
- Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it? This is a published book. You may view it on Amazon at
- When can we expect the book to be published? It was released February 2014.
Hop on over to Dave Fessenden’s blog fromconcepttocontract.com to learn about his novel “The Case of the Exploding Speakeasy.” Then hop over Carrie Padgett’s blog Live Vi-Carrie-ous to learn about her book, “Short, Sweet & Sassy.” And if you’d like to investigate a good early-reader, historical-fiction, hop, skip, and jump over to Lisa Lickel’s blog http://livingourfaithoutloud.blogspot.com and learn about “Matthew LaCraft, The Yankee Boy.”
See you in a twinkling,
Brenda K. Hendricks