Almost exactly two years ago, I met Kirsten Hubbard on a writing forum we both frequented.
We were both writing contemporary novels, we were both seeking agents, but other than that, I knew very little about the phenomenal writer who later became one of my best friends in the business.
This beautiful novel
This beautiful novelis about 14-year-old Grace, a girl living in the badlands of Wyoming. Even in the beauty pageant world her mother has pushed her and her little sister into, Grace has trouble finding true beauty. But she thinks she has found it in Mandarin Ramey, the 17-year-old town slut. Grace would give anything to be just like Mandarin, and when the two are assigned to work together on a project, an explosive, intense friendship forms.
CONGRATS ON THE RELEASE OF YOUR DEBUT NOVEL KIRSTEN!