In case you missed it, I have a new book released on Friday. Yay!
Called Girl Friends it is, of course, also about boyfriends. It is narrated in the first person present by fifteen year old Courtney who doesn’t expect much from life – which is just as well, as she hasn’t got much. On the other hand, her friend Grace has a burning ambition to be a model and a brand new older boyfriend who says he can help her. Courtney is worried about how this relationship is developing – or is she just jealous? What she doesn’t realise until very late in the day is that Grace is caught up in a gang that exploits young girls. Then it is up to Courtney and new friends to try to rescue her. Amazon link: MyBook.to/GirlFriends
In the past I have worked with a few girls like Courtney, and their life stories have inspired me. When I wrote the first draft there were a few mentions in the British media about the sexual exploitation of vulnerable girls like Grace, but not a great deal of public interest. Indeed some people regarded these articles as unnecessarily alarmist, and potentially racist. A few years, and some high profile court cases, later we are now aware that the situation is very much worse than those early articles suggested. Should I reflect all this in my book, I wondered, as I started on a second draft. But Girl Friends is, first and foremost, a work of fiction and written to entertain. Essentially it is a story about two friends and how, despite their various problems and diverging paths, the bond between the two girls holds firm.
Girl Friends is now available on Amazon as an e-book or in print. I hope you are tempted to buy it, read it, and enjoy it! Oh, and reviews and feedback are always welcome.
Amazon Link: MyBook.to/GirlFriends