Macy Holmes is a seventeen-year-old socially-isolated introvert since her best friend’s death a year ago. When her family decides to move from Manhattan to the quaint country town of Bougainvillea, Florida, Macy finds she’s in a completely different world. Macy is no longer the outsider hiding behind designer clothes when she is sought out by three strange students, one of whom she is particularly interested in. The more time she spends with Chad the more things don’t add up. When his true identity is finally revealed, Macy is pulled into a supernatural society with its saturation of inhabitants residing in Bougainvillea.
You would think she has enough on her plate, but no, then her dreams become infiltrated by an external magical force, Macy and her band of supernatural misfits must find the culprit behind the magic-induced nightmares. They must dodge zombie assassins, shifty shape-shifters and high school bullies in order to stop this perpetrator before Macy, her friends or her parents pay the ultimate price. Especially when Macy has the sneaking suspicion that these dreams are reality…
Targeted Age Group:
Young adults are the most influential and supportive readers. Plus, I know many adults that absolutely love young adult novels. So it’s not merely contained to a certain age group.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
It’s a long road, so get ready for the ride. Do your research and educate yourself about the entire industry. Also, what helped for me was keeping my creativity separate from my business. Being an author has a lot to do with marketing, promotion, sales figures, and networking. So my point is, when you’re writing and completely in creative mode…stay there. Keep your mindset in the story and don’t work about stats, likes, tweets, and followers. Just Write!!!
After finishing her degree in Sociology from the University of Florida, Jeanette Pekala had no idea what she wanted to do with her life.
While her husband was deployed overseas, she focused on what she loved to do, write, where she has finally found an outlet for her overactive imagination.
She lives a not so normal life just a wee bit north of Bougainvillea where she resides with her husband and two children working on Shock Wave, book 2 in the Culture Shock Series.What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The natural beauty of the scenery and authenticity of the people in North Central Florida. My move from a big city to a small country town really spurred my experience of Culture Shock but in a good way.