“I like to think of the novel as more than a love story. It’s a story about love, about figuring out what love really means in a world where we’ve forgotten.” (Author Alex Marestaing on his latest novel Fifteen Seconds of Normal)
Literature-obsessed Thatcher Kelly is wondering about love. Not the “I’ll love you on your perfect days” kind of love you see in the movies, but the real “I’ll go down with the ship” kind of love. With his family falling apart and his humiliating school picture going viral as a meme, he’s starting to wonder whether that kind of love even exists. That is, until he stumbles upon a mystery girl named Kaeya Garay in his school’s abandoned art gallery.
It’s been another great year of writing, traveling, and getting to meet so many of you around the country. There’s one more appearance to go this year, and that’s Faith and Writing in Anderson, Indiana on October 28-29 (which coincides with the release of my new YA book, Fifteen Seconds of Normal). I’ll be talking about how to make our creative voices resonate in a world searching for change. It’s a great conference, so, if you’re in the midwest, come check it out.