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I am a children's writer from the Virgin Islands. Growing up there was like living inside a history book; an imagination stimulator. Consequently I've been writing for just about forever. I am a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature and a member of SCBWI.

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I post on Monday and Thursday with an occasional random blog thrown in for good measure. I do my best to answer all comments via email and visit around on the days I post.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Never Gone

Today I'm hosting a stop on Laurel Garver's Blog Ramble celebrating the release of her debut novel, Never Gone. Read on to learn more about the book.


Days after her father’s death, fifteen-year-old Dani Deane begins seeing him all around New York — wading through discarded sketches in her room, roaming the halls at church, socializing at his post-funeral reception. Is grief making her crazy? Or could her dad really be lingering between this world and the next, trying to contact her?

Dani desperately longs for his help. Without him keeping the peace, Dani’s relationship with her mother is deteriorating fast. Soon Mum ships her off to rural England with Dad’s relatives for a visit that Dani fears will become a permanent stay. But she won’t let her arty, urban life slip away without a fight, especially when daily phone calls with her lab partner Theo become her lifeline.
To find her way home, Dani must somehow reconnect with Mum. But as she seeks advice from relatives and insights from old letters, she uncovers family secrets that shake her to the core. Convinced that Dad’s ghost alone can help her, she sets out on a dangerous journey to contact him one last time.

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Have you read Laurel's book yet?

17 comments:

Siv Maria said...

Have not read the book but it does look good :)

Laurel Garver said...

Thanks for hosting today and helping me get the word out!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Need to pick it up as I keep seeing it everywhere.

DMS said...

I haven't heard of this book, but it does sound good. I am curious to know if Dani is able to reconnect with her mom. I enjoyed the trailer! Thanks for the introduction.
~Jess

Carol Kilgore said...

This is the first I've heard of Never Gone, but it looks great! Thanks :)

Peggy Eddleman said...

FASCINATING trailer! I loved it!

Karen Lange said...

Haven't read it yet. Wishing Laurel all the best!

Elana Johnson said...

Sounds like a good read. I need to pick it up.

Vijaya said...

Sounds interesting, Bish, so thank you for spotlighting it.

LTM said...

I have read the book, and I did like it! Laurel has a beautiful writing style. Thanks for helping spread the word, Bish! :o) <3

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

Thanks for spotlighting this book. It sounds like a great read...

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I read the sample pages on Amazon, and Laurel's writing is wonderfully layered. She's a talented writer, so I'm looking forward to reading the entire book. If I become buried by my TBR pile, you know where to find me. ;)

Robyn Campbell said...

Love Laurel. And I told her I need to get this book. She's awesome! What a supercalafragalistic trailer! I'm with Pat! ^ Hugs Bish!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Great premise. I am intrigued! Thanks, Bish!

Romance Reader - Nas said...
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Romance Reader - Nas said...

Fascinating trailer. Seems like my kind of book. I love all Ghost Whisperer type of stories!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I love the cover. And what a cool concept!