Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Posted by Laurel Garver on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 6 comments
For a change of pace, I thought I'd share a snippet from my work in progress. It's a YA contemporary that picks up roughly 18 months after my debut, Never Gone.

My protagonist, Danielle, is a lifetime New Yorker who is spending a few weeks in central Pennsylvania (or so she hopes) when her grandfather is hospitalized after a bad fall.

Photo credit: arien from morguefile.com 
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Today's rough and tumble independent publishing world made it necessary to remove all snippets and previous versions of my work from the blog. The existence of such a "publishing trail" can be used to file false DMCA notices about my novels.

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6 comments:

  1. Really enjoyed that! Great imagery and descriptions--I want more!

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    1. Thanks! I'm working hard on finishing up the novel this snippet appears in. I'll likely post a few more snippets during the fall. Stay tuned!

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  2. Great tension! I love the woods... I live in the middle of them... and I know how beautiful and creepy they can be all at the same time. :)

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    1. I love the woods too; taking some city kids on a youth group retreat opened my eyes to how sinister woods can seem to an urbanite--and how a teen's imagination can run away with her.

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  3. Very nice! I totally recognized the wood pecker. Such a crazy sound! I used to explore the "woods" (totally not woods) behind our house. My little girl heart would pound in my chest at every noise. I loved it!

    Good luck with your writing!

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    1. Thanks Janet! Glad to see you back in the blogosphere. Hope you are well.

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