It is July 11, and I am happy to share 11 interesting facts about my novel, Just Beneath the Surface I.
1) My first main character, Kendall, is a very confident woman. Not only did she model in her younger years, but she has no problem saying exactly what is on her mind.
2) Kendall is a loving mother of two: Diamond and Julian
3) Throughout the book, Kendall changes. She loses herself, and she finds that fear has consumed her life. She is not the warm, nurturing mother she once was. Her new husband chips away at her little by little.
4) Kendall never thought she would see the day when she did not know what to say. She thought she knew what domestic violence looked like, and never thought that she would be the type of woman who would lie about, or cover up bruises.
5) In her new marriage, Kendall experiences a very abusive side of her new husband. She becomes nervous, unsure, and she constantly second guesses herself. She is anxious about what she says, does, and even what she thinks.
6) My second main character, Diamond, is the daughter of Kendall. She is an insecure teenager who is stumbling along and making very unhealthy choices; some of them involving older men. Diamond will find herself in a very dangerous situation where she is not only afraid, but she must also deal with some humiliating gossip at school.
7) All of Diamond’s friends turn away from her. Diamond is facing loneliness like never before. She only wants the relationship she once had with her mother back. But with her new marriage, Kendall hardly notices or has time to truly see how much her daughter misses her.
8) Bobby is a teacher’s aide who claims to “love hard,” and Diamond feels as though she truly needs him in her life.
9) Diamond is facing loneliness like never before. She only wants the relationship she once had with her mother back. But with her new marriage, Kendall hardly notices or has time to truly see how much her daughter misses her.
10) Kendall’s new husband is a very shy, quiet man. At times, he is a pushover.
11) Death will come to one of the characters in Just Beneath the Surface I.
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