Each year a group of debut YA and mid-grade authors form a group to help each other, over the last few years many of these authors have not only appeared on “A Book and a Chat” but gone on to bigger and perhaps better things. Today on the show is the first in this years “Class of 2K13" Liz Fichera”.
While Liz is a debut “YA” author she has already two fiction publications to her name.
Liz is one of the few authors that include Native American people as main characters in her stories. Living in Phoenix, Arizona, she surrounded by over 20 Native American communities.
This was followed by “Craving Perfect” described by one reviewer as…
A wonderful novel that takes you on a magical treadmill ride. Downtrodden Grace isn't happy with her lackluster life and yearns to be someone people pay attention to. And then -- after a spectacular treadmill fall -- she suddenly is. But is perfect really all she hoped for?
'Craving Perfect' has the perfect ingredients for a delicious summer read.
Liz writes about ordinary teens who do extraordinary things. This is very true about her debut YA novel “Hooked".
About “Hooked” (taken from Luna’s Little Library):
When Native American Fredericka ‘Fred’ Oday is invited to become the only girl on the school’s golf team, she can’t say no. This is an opportunity to shine, win a scholarship and go to university, something no one in her family has done.
But Fred’s presence on the team isn’t exactly welcome — especially not to rich golden boy Ryan Berenger, whose best friend was kicked off the team to make a spot for Fred.
But there’s no denying that things are happening between the girl with the killer swing and the boy with the killer smile.
Though this is her debut YA novel a companion novel “Player” is already optioned to soon hit the book shelves and with several other books in the pipeline we shall, I am sure, hear a lot more from Liz Fichera.
Direct link to the show
A Book and a Chat with Liz Fichera
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Liz Fichera - Hooked
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