Open Mic with Author Lauren Bjorkman
First, I owe you guys an apology. I got through some of your pieces last week, but not all. I’m working on three different writing projects right now, all with uncomfortably close deadlines, and it’s made it tough for me to juggle all the non-writing stuff that I enjoy so much.
But I continue to be AMAZED at the quality of the writing I see here each week. You guys are so talented, and I just know we’re going to see more than one of you published at some point.
As usual, please limit your piece to one 300-word excerpt and be sure to comment at least one other piece if you post one of your own.
I had so much fun hosting author Jennifer Brown last week, that I’ve lined up another Guest Commentator for you this week! Author Lauren Bjorkman has graciously offered to participate and will be commenting each entry through Sunday night.Enjoy it, cause next week it’s back to just you and me, bay-beee!
Lauren’s book, My Invented Life, has garnered praise from SLJ, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist, among many others. Check it out! 😀
Sadly, a few obstacles stand between her and her dream. For one, Eva is the more talented actress. And Bryan happens to be Eva’s boyfriend. But does Eva have a secret life with her cheerleading partner? Inquiring minds need to know.
Roz, who prides herself on random acts of insanity, hatches a scheme to get Eva to open up. The plan backfires, and Eva is furious. Roz finds herself neck deep in her invented life.
When Roz meets a mercurial boy with a big problem, she begins to understand the complex feelings beneath the labels. And she gets a second chance to earn Eva’s trust.