I actually began writing AFTER IT ENDS decades ago, just after my oldest son was born. It wasn’t a Young Adult novel when I first started writing it – in fact, my protagonist was a 40-something year old woman named Eleanor. Eleanor is still a major character in the final version of the novel, but the perspective is definitely Bryn’s and Tess’s and Cole’s and Megan’s and Al’s. I’m not sure why I find myself drawn to stories told by teenagers – maybe it was my years of teaching, or my years raising my own kids. Or maybe I just never quite grew up!
I hope you’ll check out AFTER IT ENDS – and let me know what you think when you do. And happy Independence Day!
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