For those of you who have followed my blog you know my dad passed away when I was young. I was fourteen years old when he died. I was alone with him when he had his stroke. I called my mom. I called 911. But even though he got help quickly, the ambulance was at our house within minutes, he didn’t make it.
While I knew I did everything I could for him, I still lived with guilt. Some was rational, some not so much. After all, I was only a child when he died.
The anniversary of his death has always been extremely difficult for me. If I am honest, I never fully dealt with his death. I thought I did. But I didn’t. Then last year I went through a very rough patch. I was depressed and anxious. I sought help. And even though so many years passed, with the help of an amazing therapist, I finally came to terms with my loss.
While in therapy I started to write my 4th novel, Go On, Girl. As a tribute to my dad, Sidney, I named my main character Sydney. I didn’t have a publication plan at the time, but everything fell into place. Go On, Girl will be published on 9/10/18, the thirtieth anniversary of my dad’s death.
Clearly the number 30 is significant to me and this book. As a result, for the 30 days prior to the publication I am going to be hosting a giveaway on my FB page. The grand prize will be a mom’s back-to-school survival gift box ($75 value) but it will have stuff for every girl, not only the moms. There will be flash giveaways with smaller prizes. To ENTER
About Go On, Girl
Executive, wife, and mother of an outgoing first-grader, Sydney Clayton crushes her day-to-day obligations at work but flounders in the cutthroat world of parental politics.
She manages to avoid the local drama until she’s faced with an ultimatum: join the Forest River PTA or risk her daughter becoming a social outcast. Sydney reluctantly becomes treasurer, and takes the recently vacated position of the president’s sidekick. If protecting the children’s freedom of speech, one best friend ban at a time, isn’t complicated enough, Sydney and her husband receive an unexpected offer for their house they don’t think they can refuse.
Embroiled in the deception and manipulation rife among the elementary school moms, Sydney struggles. Should she sell the home she worked so hard to build in a town where betrayal runs rampant? Or should she stay put to avoid the fallout from uprooting her child? As Sydney focuses on what is best for her daughter, and lets go of her judgments, she finds friendship can develop in very unexpected ways.
Warm, witty, and wise, Go On, Girl dramatizes the dilemmas of life in the suburbs and the bonds shared by women. Perfect for fans of Class Mom and I Don’t Know How She Does It.