Who We Were
by Christy Sloat
Anchor Group Publishling
Available on Amazon
Summer school at Alcott High was only supposed to gain Sadie Peters extra credit, nothing more.
Her goal wasn't to make friends, or gain the attention of the most popular football player, yet
she managed both. Her life was cruising along on course ... until that summer. Could a simple s
tint in a different school change her identity completely and introduce her to love for the
first time? How would that affect her relationship with Lily, her best friend? Hopefully their
friendship was strong enough to make it through the tumultuous summer. Sadie learns
that great things come with change, but sometimes memories of the past are hardest to part with.
I was actually in the middle of writing a completely different story when the idea came to me. I was laying in bed thinking about how when I went to summer school before my senior year, it really changed me. And that was that. My story was born. Sadie’s character came first. And I didn’t even know there would be two male characters until I was in the middle of writing the book. Things can happen like that when you don’t expect it.
2. How did you design such a beautiful cover?
I was lucky enough to meet a photographer who lives in Georgia. I wanted the models to be real teens who weren’t stock models. She did a private shoot just for the cover and within a few weeks, we had the shot. Then, from there the designer made it into the cover you see today.
3. One of the characters in the book is named Kyleigh after your daughter, does the fictional character share any qualities with the real one?
Yes, she shares a few qualities. Kyleigh in the book has hearing loss and my Kyleigh does as well. I wanted to have a diverse character who wasn’t like every other teen girl. Of course my Kyleigh is only nine so I’m not sure what she’ll be like as a teenager, so I had to use my imagination there. My Kyleigh is gentle and kind and so is book Kyleigh. She’s everyone’s friend and I wanted that to stay true in the book as well.
4. Contemporary romance is a new genre for you. Can your fans expect more of this?
Yes absolutely. I love writing Paranormal and they can expect more of that in the future but writing contemporary romance was so much fun. I will continue to write both.
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