I'm pleased to welcome author Audrey Bell to the blog today! Today she's talking about the joys of reading and writing. I hope you enjoy it and read more about her new Contemporary NA book Carry Your Heart below ! Enjoy !
One of the miracles in my life was discovering books. Not just any old books, but the kind of suck-you-in-deep-until-the-very-last-page books. The kind that make you feel like the most important thing happening in your life is the next sentence. The kind that make you forget you’re even reading.
Another of the miracles was discovering writing. Writing let me take all of my delusional what-ifs and turn them into something concrete. I’m the kind of girl who never sits through a movie, because an idea will pop into my head about what I want to happen, and it will drive me crazy that I can’t make it happen. When I write, I get to make all of those what-ifs happen.
In a lot of ways, writing is like the opposite of life. Everything that happens is in your control. But, the one thing you can’t control turns out to be the most important thing. And that’s the way that your readers will experience your book.
How does Hunter’s laugh sound to their ears? How does Pippa look when she’s skiing? Realizing that even though I wrote the book, my readers are likely going to experience it differently has been one of those scary and very cool moments about this process.
It’s also been eye-opening to me as a reader. Every book that I’ve read is a little bit my own story. Even when someone else came up with it, you still get to create your own version of events.
Carry Your Heart
After Forever Series
Genre: Contemporary New Adult
Date of Publication: May 7, 2013
Word Count: 73,000
Champion skier Pippa Baker lost everything in the avalanche: her boyfriend, his best friend, and her will to win. After a year of grief, she returns to competition.
She finds more than buried memories and steep slopes in Utah. She finds Hunter Dawson, a heartbreaking daredevil with the gold medals to prove it. And she finds that his reputation doesn’t stop her from falling hard, and that her heart might not be as broken as she once believed.
But, Hunter has scars and memories too—scars that make him believe falling in love might hurt too much, scars that make him run.
Pippa knows how much love hurts when it’s gone. Will she stop herself before she’s in too deep? Or will she let herself fall?
Buy it : Kindle
About the Author:
Audrey Bell lives in New York City, where she indulges her SoulCycle addiction and expresses her passionate hatred of the 6 Train. You can find her reading in Central Park, overcaffeinating at Starbucks, or trying to kidnap her neighbors’ Maltese puppy. She loves hearing from readers. Check out her blog at audreybellbooks.blogspot.com.