Run With Me is the first in my Discovery Series - books that explore the theme of discovering oneself.
This book is told in alternating, first-person voices. One chapter is the female lead, Olivia Bradford, and the other is the male, Jobah Everleaf.
Here's the back cover blurb:
Six long weeks in the remote woods of Montana with no human contact besides my brainiac archaeologist parents and their team of assorted nerds. I’ll be cut off from everything - my friends, the track team, every social event imaginable. Why don’t they just stuff me into a pod and launch me into outer space?
How will I, Olivia Bradford, age seventeen, ever survive this summer?
~ * ~
Ones I do not welcome. Ones I cannot ignore.
My life had been so simple among my hidden tribe in our quiet village. Now everything is different, uncertain, unknown. Each day brings something else I did not expect. Ninae, my grandmother, says I must accept the changes and protect our tribe, but I am no one special.
How will I, Jobah Everleaf, seventeen winters old, ever find my purpose?
~ * ~A run in the woods might give them both answers. It might also raise more questions.
And the cover itself, which I love.
I wrote a YA, because I love to read it. Some of my favorite YA authors are Maggie Stiefvater, Stephenie Meyer, Kelly Easton, Holly Black, Melissa Marr, and Aprilynne Pike. Many of my favorite movies and TV shows feature young adult characters, such as The Vampire Diaries. The appeal of writing YA is the ability to put yourself back in your teenage mind for a little while and play out the scenes that perhaps went horribly wrong for you as an awkward youngster. That's why I like it anyway. It's like a do-over...and maybe your clothes are better too.
Run With Me is available through Amazon. Check out my YA author website here.
What would you do-over from your teenage years?