{Excerpt/Book+GC Giveaway} NEVER BEEN TEXTED by Linda Joy Singleton

by Linda Joy Singleton
Release Date: July 27th 2015

Summary from Goodreads:

When Ashlee’s stepdad completely forgets her birthday she takes matters into her own hands to get the one thing she really wants: her own cell phone. 

But text messages start rolling in from a broken-hearted boy, and though Ashlee knows not all stories end happily, she’s determined to make hers the best it can be.

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The phone shows me a dark room piled with boxes, folding chairs, holiday decorations, and a sewing machine.
                The attic! I palm-smack my forehead. Duh! I should have thought of looking there myself, except it’s someplace I avoid since it’s full of memories of Mom. I’m not sure if my phone is being helpful or hurtful, reminding me of feelings I’d successfully shut out for so long.
                But instead of the usual sadness when I enter the attic, I get a warm feeling around my shoulders, like someone is hugging me. I can almost hear Mom’s voice, urging me to search through boxes until I find one labeled shoes. I trace my fingers over Mom’s bold inked lettering, the loopy Ss like curving roads beckoning me.
                My fingers tremble as I lift off the lid, and there they are.
                Shoes. Not just any shoes but shoes more beautiful than anything I’ve ever worn, made of velvety leather the color of snow with twists of silver laces and a sprinkle of crystal beads with three-inch heels. They seem familiar, like I’ve seen them before but I can’t remember where
                When I slip them on, they’re a perfect fit.
                Two weeks until Talent-Mania.
                Against all odds, I’m ready.


About the Author 

When she was 8, Linda Joy Singleton wrote animal stories and by age 14 she was writing mystery novels.  In 1986,  she had the unique experience of co-writing a mystery, THE TALKING SNOWMAN, with her favorite childhood author, Margaret Sutton (Judy Bolton mysteries).  Her goal was to have a mystery series of her own that that happened in 1994: MY SISTER THE GHOST series/Avon Camelot Books.  Recently she’s crossed genres to publish her first picture book, SNOW DOG, SAND DOG (Albert Whitman 2014). 
When Linda isn’t writing, she enjoys reading, movies, country walks, camping, bowling and reality shows (she’s never missed a season of Survivor, Amazing Race or Big Brother). She also collects vintage girl series mysteries like Nancy Drew, Judy Bolton and Trixie Belden and in 2014 spoke at a Nancy Drew convention. She’s a longtime member of Sisters in Crime and SCBWI, and enjoys speaking at school, libraries and writing conferences.
She lives with her husband, David, in Northern California, in a country home where she’s surrounded by horses, peacocks, dogs, wild turkeys and demanding cats. Follow Linda on her website, Twitter, and Facebook.


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