Title: Eleven Weeks
Author: Lauren K McKellar
Page Count: 198
Stacey is good at pretending.
She pretends that the boy she's in love with doesn't exist.
She pretends that she's happy to live and die in this small town.
She pretends that her life is carefree while her best friend's world crumbles before her very eyes.
But Stacey's got a secret ...
And it's going to ruin everything.
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About the Author:
Lauren K. McKellar is an author and editor. Her debut novel, Finding Home, was released through Escape Publishing on October 1, 2013, and her second release, NA Contemporary Romance The Problem With Crazy, is self-published, and is available now. She loves books that evoke emotion, and hope hers make you feel.
Lauren lives by the beach in Australia with her husband and their two dogs. Most of the time, all three of them are well behaved.
Lauren K McKellar: How I became an author
Like many authors, I love books. I was that kid who’d read in the car on long
holiday trips – hell, I’d read at the bus stop when I was two minutes early on the
trip to school! For as long as I can remember I’ve loved to read, read, read!
The same could be said for writing. I wrote my first novel at age ten, and I filled
up three 520-page exercise books with my hand-written story about a group of
teenagers who were bullying my protagonist – and then she found out they were
Since then, I’ve definitely progressed. Obviously I type primarily on a keyboard
now, because who has time for handwriting and then transcribing? I stopped
writing fiction for approximately ten years, and then returned to it about three
years ago. I did NaNoWriMo, and boy, did I learn so much. I learnt how no first
draft, second draft, third draft, hell, often no fourth draft is ever going to be good
enough – you need to work to be good at this craft.
I learnt all about beta reading, and things such as good story and character arc,
and the importance of growth. I drafted a few stories, and one was even picked
up by a publisher, which was fabulous, but I think my big light-bulb moment
came after reading a lot of NA books – think Tamara Webber, Colleen Hoover,
Abbi Glines … it was like I suddenly found direction. I wanted to make people feel
things when I put pen to paper. And that’s when I wrote The Problem With Crazy.
It has certainly gotten easier as time has gone on, although I’ll admit, writing a
series was a little tricky for me and I found it to be somewhat difficult, especially
since Eleven Weeks takes place at the same time as The Problem With Crazy.
There was a lot of fact checking going on!
Now, I wouldn’t go back for anything! While I took some time off writing last
year (to get married and change jobs) this year I am back in action, and have
written two books in the last three months. Here’s hoping to many more over the
course of the next eleven!
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