|What if a monkey jumps through a hoop held by his owner? Picture taken in New Delhi, India by Manju.|
Freedom is a tricky deal as a teen. You can choose what your parents expect you to do or rebel.
As a teen, I didn't rebel against my parents because I wanted the same things for myself. I wanted good grades, to graduate from high school and college, and to stay safe. But what if . . .
I dread the what ifs as a parent, but as a writer that's what makes a story interesting. What if my character overhears a conversation that changes his or her life forever? What if that same teen makes the decision to runaway instead of facing that life changing event? What if . . .
Thirteen-year-old Samantha Springs is the main character in my middle grade novel, TRIPLE B. Born into bad circumstances, Samantha feels determined to find a way out. But what if . . .