This past weekend I had a chance to work with a number of teen writers on self-publishing. The focus was on the power of the written word, not only as a communication tool, but as a method of self-discovery.
As I prepare California Sunset for re-release, I remember how writing that book was a process of healing for me. It’s the book that’s closest to me autobiographically. While I didn’t suffer from all of the horrors the book’s heroine meets, too many of my child and adult experiences were perilously close.
Also, many of the tools that Annie uses to heal, were ones that I accessed during my own process. It’s only by learning to love herself that Annie can love someone else.
California Sunset will be available in e-book and paperback form the last week of February. (Please note that there are old copies of the book still for sale on Amazon, but these are leftover print copies. Simon & Schuster (Crimson Romance) is no longer printing these books.)