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About the author:
35 year old mother of two. I write under a pen name due to the nature of my day job. I love writing. This is my first book. I just published it on Amazon.
What inspired you to write your book?
I recently finished my university degree. I had to write a lot of essays on things I didn't really want to write about. I had the idea for Leap Before You Look brewing for a long time but I just didn't have the time to sit down and write. This past summer, I was dealing with the loss of my father and i needed an escape for life. My book provided me with that.
Here is a short sample from the book:
I sat on the sofa with my hands folded in my lap, waiting for the inevitable explosion. The clicking of the grandfather clock was amplified by the silence in the room. My parents had not said a word since I finished outlining the details of my job offer.
The color slowly drained from my mother’s face as she stared at me with wide eyes. My dad crossed his arms and pressed his lips together in a tight frown.
The smell of pot roast invaded my nostrils, evoking a mighty growl from my stomach. Mavis Montgomery was not a great cook, but it always amazed me that she could work until four thirty and put a full course meal on the table by six.
Dad cleared his throat and glanced over at my mother before turning his steely grey eyes onto me. "The answer is no."
"It’s my decision. I don’t need your permission." I clenched my fists at my sides.
"You are going to ruin your life if you do this," he said.
Mom leaned forward with her hands clasped under her chin. "Kari, please tell us that you are not actually considering this."