"Geek Girl" is my first novel. It's actually the second book I've written, but the first I've published. The first book written, tentatively titled "Heart on a Chain" will be my second book published. Confused yet?
I began writing for my oldest daughter, Lindsay. She and I had an idea to write a story about a girl who lives nearby, who is always swinging on her swingset in her backyard. I mean, seriously swinging. Of course, the story was completely our imaginations, and not at all her real story. The result was "Heart on a Chain."
I wrote "Geek Girl" for my second daughter, who was 14 when I began writing it. The original version of this book was a short story, which I submitted to a writing contest, which won Honorable Mention in the Young Adult category. But Jen kept calling to me, begging for her story to be told in full. So I began writing and my daughter, Lexcie, who is my biggest fan wouldn't let me stop. If I went too long between writing chapters, she kept after me until I began again. And before I knew it, I had a novel.