The Founding Bettys have been enjoying your writing exercises immensely--stray animals, Bosnian orphan babies with green ooze, supercilious eyebrows...the lot. And it got me to thinking...
I've been sucked into the vortex of Pintrest (What? You haven't heard of it? Run, Bettys, run!) and have noticed that the Harry Potterheads have serious support for their fanfiction. Obsessive, Bettys. They're obsessive. So, if anyone wants to...you know..
In other news, Betty Tia, The Baby Sister of the Founding Bettys is self-publishing her YA novel I Wish... tomorrow on Kindle. And as I've watched her moiling away in the salt mines of authorship, I have been gobsmacked. Such a massive undertaking! (To Betty Magdalen, and all our TUJD Authoresses, my hat's off to you!) Anyway, below is her book trailer.
We throw coins in a fountain, we blow out candles, we close our eyes against a falling star... all for the chance at a single wish. But what would happen if a wish was forced on you?
Kira is one of the newest batch of Jinn sent to mend the paths of those humans who have lost their destinies. She has been assigned to discover Jack Morgan's one true wish by whatever means are necessary, with only three stipulations: 1) no one is to discover she is a Jinni, 2) she is never to lose control of her powers, and 3) she is never, ever to grow attached to her human.
The stubborn Wall of Jack, as Kira thinks of him, has worked hard to create a life that is normal in a home that was anything but. He wants nothing more than to follow his meticulously laid out plan for his future. So, when Kira arrives in his English class with a rush of wind and spark of energy that knocks him off balance, he never would have guessed that she was a Jinni sent for him.
Kira and Jack battle wills, battle their own failings, and battle the impossible feelings that are growing between them; until a battle of another kind pulls them eternally together.
Even with mystery, magic and a timeless romance, nothing could prepare the reader for the consequences of two little words... I wish.
What can we say?
Yay Betty Tia! we're so proud of her.
I Wish by Tia Harrington, available November 19, 2011 (download from Amazon Kindle store).
We here at The Uncrushable Jersey Dress hope that if there are any other would-be authoresses lurking in our comment box, they'd let us know. We'd be delighted to spread the word!