Tragedy occurs everyday. These two days seem to live in infamy of two great tragedies. April 14, 1865 Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. April 15, 1912 The 'unsinkable' Titanic sunk. So is it any wonder that my novel The Kingdom of Jade is set on these two days? Is that a hint? In a way it is. What else always happens in the month of April? Prom. Have I peeked your interest yet?
In other words, if you are looking for a book with a happy ending, you're looking in the wrong direction. I don't do happy endings. I like to compare my books to Pandora's Box. I leave you with a little hope in the end. If you are looking for a fun and easy read, might I suggest the juvenile section at the library. (Okay that is a little harsh...) There are plenty of good writers out there who have written the happily ever after within fairytales or other stories. Maybe that is why I am going in the other direction. Too many people write those happy endings. Life is full of tragedy. Isn't it a little unrealistic to think everything always works out in the end? Especially in High School?
Still interested? Me too!
-K A Petentler