Rad-Reader: This is where my fear had come in is when you have a child being bullied all kinds of trauma comes into play and their ability to handle. My daughter was bullied in 6th grade & since I was ill didn't want to add to our stress so she started cutting. Just this past school year a girl from her dance school who felt fat and was feeling unwanted committed suicide. Of course there in a light at the end of the tunnel thank God for my daughter who is starting high school this year and has done a lot of footwork to get past this and talks with other kids at risk that are cutting. She also had a mentor dance teacher reach out to her that was also a cutter to help talk to her plus since we were so vocal everyone was there for her. Unfortunately, her friend hid her pain and lost her life. At which time my daughter told me this could have been me mom when it got really bad and the cutting was not relieving the bad feelings I thought that this was the way. So, I am glad my husband and I did take a proactive approach with the school, talking friends and family with no secrets, and getting treatment. All choices we gave her to make for her giving a short time limit before we had to make some decisions on our own. Luckily she came through with the right ones each time. That is where my fear for The Girl's came in.
Rad-Reader: Okay, that makes sense. Very honest answer.
Rad-Reader: A Tid-Bit readers. I didn't even put it together about the whole Jodi and Herman thing. You heard it here. :)
Rad-Reader: That is just so wrong. Cliffhanger, Hahaha!
My life is not as interesting as my books or the characters in them, but then again whose life is? I'm a mom of twin teenage boys, a crazy Border Collie and a cat with an identity crisis! I guess you can say writing is my form of Calgon!
We here at 1 Rad-Reader can't thank you enough for a wonderful interview. I love when our authors will take the time for us. What just endears me to them even more is when one like you takes the time to answer all my crazy "FANGIRL" questions.
I just hope that you, our reader, found them just as interesting as I did. They answered some questions that I kept wondering about as I was reading. Thanks for all the great teaser photos and excerpts that make an interview all the more special come the day for it to air.
You may come to regret this later but you are now part of the 1 Rad-Reader family. Your time to run has expired your one of the crazy family sorry :). Enjoyed the time of getting to see your process of writing.
All our love, God's many blessings, and your continued success,