Welcome to the book blitz tour for Finding Frances by Kelly Vincent! If you follow this tour, you’ll have a chance to check out various excerpts as sneak peeks into the book. I’ll be reviewing it over at Andi’s Young Adult Books in March. Stay tuned! And for now, just enjoy before you download your copy and be sure to enter the giveaway!
Retta Brooks thinks her life is on track after convincing her overprotective mom to stop home-schooling her and allow her go to Buckley High. She comes home from a night out with friends to find that her whole world has changed, and she has extremely hard decisions to make. Not to mention finding the answers to questions some people would rather she not know. Is she strong enough for what lies ahead?
Read an excerpt:
I observed the room while I ate. There seemed to be a lot more talking than actual eating. And kids were moving around all over the place, table to table, chatting with different people. Then I watched the cowboy from Media Studies— Jack—walking purposefully toward me. Was he going to talk to me? “Hi,” he said when he stood before me. “Hi.” “Why don’t you come sit with us?” My face warmed. Did he think I was pitiful for sitting all by myself? And did I want to sit with him and his friends? What if they were all country like him? He laughed. “Don’t worry, everybody’s nice.” Now I was embarrassed by my overly long silence. “Okay, that sounds cool.” Then I added, “Thanks.” “We’re over in the east corner, by the fire exit.” I stood up—the chair screeched again—and picked up my tray. We snaked around tables to get to the corner table. He sat down, and the only open chair was next to him, so I set the tray down and squeezed in between him and a girl with long, blonde hair. A different one from the girl in English. There were lots of blonde girls here. I faked a brave face just as Jack said, “Hey, guys, this is Retta.”
Kelly Vincent wrangles data weekdays and spends the rest of her time playing with words. She grew up in Oklahoma but has moved around quite a bit, with Glasgow, Scotland being her favorite stop. She now lives near Seattle with three cats who definitely help her write her stories. She’s also working toward the Red Earth Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at Oklahoma City University.
Twitter and Instagram: @kvbooks
Kelly Vincent will be awarding a $40 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.a Rafflecopter giveaway