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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Author Interview - Brenda Faye Collie

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Who is your publisher? My publisher is a small independent publisher; with Scott Martin at the helm.

Will you write other books in this genre? Yes, I am developing another teen/young adult novel.

Have you included a lot of your life experiences, even friends, in the plot? Some personal experience, for example I was on the student body council.  By vote, and I struggled with breast cancer like Loresha’s mother, Mama Police.

How important do you think villains are in a story? A villain gives the hero/heroine something to fight for.  Without conflict, villain vs heroine, the book is not interesting.

What was the hardest part about writing this book? I didn’t think I could write it at first because my writing background is playwriting.  But the idea nagged me and I knew it wouldn’t be a play-so I just started writing the novel.

Almost A Senior is the story of the soon to be 17 year-old, Loresha Evans, a junior at a fictitious Harlem high school who has just been elected student body president. The book boasts greatcharacterizations. She learns from the difficulty of leading a reluctant student council and non-caring student body the importance of patience and diplomacy. She also learns the importance and benefits of doing one’s civic duty.Loresha’s social status changes and she becomes a member of the school’s “in crowd.” The price is the loss of her best friend. She experiences her first love. But is he right for her? Loresha’s time in office brings herface-to-face with school politics and personal challenges.

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Genre – Young Adult

Rating – PG

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