It has been a great year for debut YA authors be it the “class of 2k10” or the “tenner’s” and I have really enjoyed chatting to the numerous guests who have appeared on my show during the year. I am already around the blogosphere are news of the “class of 2k11” is appearing and I have several already booked to appear on the program next year.
Today’s “A Book and a Chat” was though I am glad to say another chance to get to know a debut author of 2010, as I chatted with Denise Jaden about herself and her debut, and much anticipated novel “Losing Faith”.
Where as many of the guests on the show seem to have been writing from the time they were able to hold their first colored crayon, Denise only took up writing about seven years ago. Since then she has successfully gone from writing short stories to this her debut novel. Not that her past writings have gone un-admired, having won several awards in recognition for her work.
With a background that runs from mushroom picking and church secretary to her love of Polynesian dancer and fitness training, Denise shared with us some of her interesting and entertaining life. We learned about how the first draft her debut novel, was created in just 21 days during National Novel Writing Month (nanwrimo). Also about some of the other work she has produced as well as what might be planned for this year’s creative “nanwrimo”.
About “Losing Faith”:
When Brie’s sister Faith, dies suddenly, Brie's world falls apart. As she goes through the bizarre and devastating process of mourning the sister she never understood and barely even liked, everything in her life seems to spiral farther and farther off course. Her parents are a mess, her friends don't know how to treat her, and her perfect boyfriend suddenly seems anything but.
As Brie settles into her new normal, she encounters more questions than closure: Certain facts about the way Faith died just don't line up. Brie soon uncovers a
dark and twisted secret about Faith's final night...a secret that puts her own life in danger.
The show covered many aspects of writing from outlining and character creation to book censorship.
So sit back and enjoy today’s “A Book and a Chat with Denise Jaden”
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