This is Day 3 of my Character Reveal series for my next book—title TBA soon. I’ll post a new character and a one-question T/F Quiz each Wednesday until I run out of characters. Those who comment most AND answer the most questions correctly will receive a signed book (bookplate sent separately–50 copies up for grabs) and a chance at 1 of 2 $10.00 Gift Certificates. At the end of each month, I’ll announce the winners. The books and the CG’s will be sent out upon publication. Sorry, but I can only send books to U.S. However, I have plans for my international readers later. Promise.
To enter, leave a comment and type the answer to the quiz at the end of your comment (A, B, or C) I’ve left links to previous posts if you’re joining me late, so you can work your way back if you want to see the other posts and comment to win. Here’s last week’s POST.
WEEK #2 WINNERS:
Once again, everyone got the question right. Everyone left a great comment. So It was back to pulling names out of a “hat.” Remember that even if you win a book, you can still win a Gift Certificate. And if you’re out of the U.S. I’ll send you an eBook.
Those who will receive a signed copy are: Cathrina, Mike, Rebecca, Jemi, and Simone. Now…
Taylor Bancroft is excellent on the slalom. She can out-ski most people on the slopes, but when something goes wrong, she tenses up and goes off in a pout. Too bad for Taylor because her friends are short on patience when it comes to her “little girl” antics.
“Stop the thumb sucking, Taylor,” they shout at Taylor’s retreating back.
But Taylor’s under pressure from a helicopter mom. She can’t even think about making mistakes or being less than the best. She has to win. And in this story, she has to make the Olympic team. No other choice.
I had a Taylor Bancroft in my life and I didn’t feel sorry for her until I grew up and understood how hard it had been for her. My mom didn’t hover. She couldn’t because she worked, and my teen self resented that while my Taylor’s mom was always at the games to cheer her on, mine wasn’t.
It was interesting writing this character and drawing on my own experience. It gave me a chance to examine that jealousy I felt so long ago. That experience contributed to one of the major plotlines in this story.
How do psychologists say we should react when our friends behave immaturely?
A. Give them understanding and sympathy
B. Never support their poor behavior.
C. Give them a good scolding.