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2017 Gold Medal Winner Moonbeam Children’s Book Award
There’s More To The Story
Did you know that Josie’s adventure continues through some short stories?
In case you weren’t aware, I have combined the characters from my award-winning YA mysteries, The Perfect Blindside and An Unexpected Role, in several short stories.
More Precious Than Gold can be found in the CatholicTeenBooks Anthology – Secrets: Visible and Invisible. HERE
Unlikely Witnesses is a summer adventure that can be found in an ebook novella. HERE
Shared Blessings is a short story set before The Perfect Blindside. This is a free download to new subscribers of my newsletter. If you already are part of my newsletter mailing list and haven’t had a chance to read the story, send me a quick note through the link on the Contact Page.
For those who are curious, here is the chronological order of all the stories:
Shared Blessings – the winter of the characters sophomore year of high school
An Unexpected Role – the summer between their sophomore and junior years
The Perfect Blindside – the fall of their junior year of high school
Extreme Blindside – the winter of their junior year of high school
More Precious Than Gold – the summer between their junior and senior years
Unlikely Witnesses – the summer between their junior and senior years
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Click here to see official book trailer.
Click here for an interview with Josie by The Catholic Underground.
Check out Josie’s favorite musicals on Pinterest HERE.
- The jellyfish scene was inspired by an actual event from one of our family vacations.
- Most of the plays and musicals Josie references were ones either I or my kids were in.
- Josie is from Minnesota as a tribute to beautiful Rochester MN where we lived for a while.
- One of the characters is related to a character in The Perfect Blindside – can you guess who?
Songs that help inspire my characters.
- My Lighthouse by Rend Collective (Josie)
- My Fight Song by Rachel Platten (Josie)
- You Say by Lauren Daigle (Josie)
- Bailamos by Enrique Iglesias (Niko)
- Life is a Highway by Rascal Flatts (Ryan)
- I Will Wait by Mumford and Sons (Ryan)