The story behind SWEET ADVERSITY ... the dream begins

Authors are funny animals. Everyday, we inhabit storybook worlds. We reside in our characters’ heads. And there’s nothing quite like the excitement of fictional characters coming to life in a real book. Adversity McAllister is someone you won’t know yet, but one day, you will. She’s the 12-going-on-13- year old protagonist in my manuscript, SWEET ADVERSITY. Over the next year, I'll be blogging about this story's journey to publication ... because, dear reader ... SWEET ADVERSITY is to be published by the wonderful team at HarperCollins under the guiding hand of publisher, Lisa Berryman!! Due out in July 2018. SWEET ADVERSITY is a 60,000-word historical adventure for young readers (and the yo