Seventeen-year-old Vanessa is about to get a new life—whether she wants one or not. With a best friend keeping a crazy big secret from her and her parents rubbing their perfect high school love story in her rocky relationship’s face, she doesn’t have any more cares to give. So when Adam, a ghost who calls himself an Unfortunate, decides to introduce himself in the middle of an argument with her boyfriend, she is less than impressed.
If it wasn’t for his persistence and her own guilt, she would’ve continued ignoring him until he went away. Upon talking to him, Adam explains he died an unfortunate death six years ago and Vanessa is his Match – the one who can help him earn his second chance at life by committing random acts of kindness.
Vanessa is reluctant to help a ghost who may just be in her head. However, if she succeeds in treating others with kindness, Adam will be reborn in time to bring her to prom. If she remains stuck in her ways, he won’t live to see another day.
Targeted Age Group: Young Adult, New Adult
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About the Author:
The first story I ever wrote was Sonic the Hedgehog fan-fiction at the tender age of eight.
As a tomboy, I spent hours watching boys play video games during play dates. To include myself in their world of buttons and power-ups, I’d ask incessant questions about the characters, worlds, and storyline. I got the bright idea to bring a notebook when their answers became so intricate with rules and plotholes.
This caught the attention of my future partner in crime, B.W., who tore his eyes from the TV and asked me why I had a notebook. When I told him my plans to document and fill in the missing pieces to the storylines, he asked me if he could illustrate them.
Of course I said yes.
The next day, I tore the perforated sides off our first scan-copied story and stapled the top corner. Then I knocked on all the doors in my neighborhood asking if I could sit down and read it to them.
It didn’t take long before my neighbors started asking for sequel copies right off the press. We sold so well, we started charging snacks during our readings.
At this point, I was a renowned businesswoman on the playground. I’d walk laps with B.W., plotting Sonic’s adventures for the next month’s edition. But all the fun came to a screeching halt when B.W. moved three states away. I vowed never to write another Sonic word without him and I didn’t.
I turned to poetry, as every teenage writer does. Don’t worry, I was awful at it. Then I turned to essays and reviews, where I formed the opinions on social issues I stand behind today. But it wasn’t until college when I took everyone’s advice and wrote my first novel.
Now, seven novels later, I’ve decided to start peddling the block again and publish my debut novel, FIGURE 8. I am proud to share my work, even if I don’t get cookies and milk with every read. I hope you enjoy them as much as me.