When a bomb explodes at an amusement park eight people are killed. The tragedy and loss change the lives of those around them.
What happens when disaster touches someone’s life?
Will it inspire them, strengthen them, or destroy them?
And who perpetrated this terrible crime?
Coaster is a character study in grief and loss melded with a whodunit. The twists and turns Lorena Bathey has created will have you holding your breath, grabbing your chair, and wishing for more when it’s done.
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What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
WRITE. That is seriously the best advice. And just write what you feel don’t worry about the punctuation, spelling, or details. Get the story and characters out on the page first. Everything else can be done later. But sometimes you get an idea and if you don’t right it down right away, it disappears. So I am a big proponent of just freestyling until things come together.
Lorena Bathey attended St. Mary’s College in Moraga graduating with a degree in English.
She started writing her first book, Happy Beginnings: How I Became My Own Fairy Godmother when her world fell apart and she needed to process changes in her life. Lorena found characters Marissa, Andrea, Lily, Deidre and Beatrice were visiting her and wouldn’t leave and her first novel, Beatrice Munson, came to life.
After finishing that book she was inspired to write more novels and she knew that pursuing her passion was the best way to live her life. So a writer she became.
Today Lorena has written several novels, Beatrice Munson, House on Plunkett Street, The X, Coaster, and Meeting Ms. Monroe. She is beginning research on two historical novels.
Find her at www.LorenaBBooks.comWhat Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was on vacation at an amusement park and I thought about the story. I asked my family what they thought and after a few raised eyebrows as we were standing in line for a ride, they thought it had a chance. I kept mulling it over and started writing Coaster on my phone on the way home.
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