Tuesday, June 25, 2013


I'm finally working on this story again. This is a middle grade novel that I'm considering self-publishing, although I still haven't made up my mind about that. I had one copy printed up using Lulu, which is what the one in the photograph is. It cost me around $10 for the book. After reading the story over and over and over, I STILL managed to find things I wanted to change and/or fix. I'm using this copy to write notes in and mark where I want to change things. Here's the blurb ...

Twelve-year-old Bobbi Allen needs a vacation more than anything – even if it means lying to her family and sneaking out of the house. Dragging along her best friend Mitch, the girls set out by themselves on a two-night camping trip in the Montana wilderness. Taking utmost safety precautions, their adventure goes nearly as planned, until they are faced with a grisly discovery. Realizing the grave danger she had put Mitch in with her dishonesty, Bobbi struggles with outside opinions and questions her own right to coexist peacefully with nature.

I'm really excited to be working on this again. Years ago I came up with the concept of a story involving girls sneaking out to go camping, but I was stuck on what would happen. Then a local bear incident set everything in place for me. I've put off working on it for way too long. 


  1. It's great that you've rediscovered this new idea. Best of luck with it!

    1. Thanks, Marcia. I hope I can get it revised so I can figure out what I want to do with it. :)