Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Finding Frances by Kelly Vincent

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Retta Brooks thinks her life is on track after convincing her overprotective mom to stop home-schooling her and allow her go to Buckley High. She comes home from a night out with friends to find that her whole world has changed, and she has extremely hard decisions to make. Not to mention finding the answers to questions some people would rather she not know. Is she strong enough for what lies ahead?

Read an Excerpt

I Googled everything I knew about the crash. I had the rough date, so I searched for news records of wrecks then. But there were tons, and the old newspaper records required payment. I found a few sites that would let me search accident reports by state, which made me realize I didn’t even know for certain where the crash had happened.

I did know that right after it happened, Mom had moved us to Buckley and rented this house. I’d been born in Lincoln, Nebraska, so maybe it had happened in Nebraska. Yet I’d always assumed we had already been living somewhere in Iowa. Maybe it was Mom’s family who was from Nebraska. But where else in Iowa had we lived? Des Moines, since that was the newspaper I’d found?

Also, it occurred to me that it was weird we didn’t have much money. If all those people had died, surely Mom inherited money or got insurance money. It made no sense.

Googling everybody who had died brought up records of long-dead people with similar names and nothing more. What if it was all made up? What if those weren’t their names at all? What if I was adopted—or worse, kidnapped? That would be crazy. But it also would explain why Mom was so paranoid.

Could that really be it?

About the Author:

Kelly Vincent wrangles data weekdays and spends the rest of her time playing with words. She grew up in Oklahoma but has moved around quite a bit, with Glasgow, Scotland being her favorite stop. She now lives near Seattle with three cats who definitely help her write her stories. She’s also working toward the Red Earth Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at Oklahoma City University.

Website: http://www.kellyvincent.net
Blog: http://www.kellyvincent.net/blog
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  1. Who is your favorite literary character of all time?

  2. Your book sounds great and I'm glad I got to learn about it. Thank you!

  3. We want to know what happened that day.

  4. This book sounds very interesting. Keep up the good work.

  5. I want to know why they moved to Buckley

  6. Could all the information be made up? This is intriguing.

  7. I liked the excerpt. The book sounds very intriguing.

  8. Was she adopted? I want to know.

  9. How does the lack of money figure into the story?

  10. Where do you get your inspiration for each book from?

  11. Do we find out if she was adopted or kidnapped?

  12. How did Mom show her paranoia?

  13. I want to know why Retta Brooks thought home-schooling was bad.

  14. I am looking forward to good reading.