Hello friends and followers!
In my novel-in-progress called "Hailey's Song" (due to be finished by the end of this year, 2011) I introduce Dani (Danielle) Evans to you (trust me, you'll see; I'm writing her part now, as I write this...). As many authors do, I've decided to try a companion novel to "Hailey's Song." A companion novel is based largely in the same setting as the previous story, but concentrating on different main characters than were in the first book, THOUGH STILL MENTIONED, IN PART. (THINK STEPHANIE MEYER'S "THE SHORT SECOND LIFE OF BREE TANNER")
HERE IS A BIT OF A TEASER FOR WHAT THIS NEW STORY WILL (MOSTLY) LOOK LIKE (I'M A WRITER, WE LIKE TO CHANGE STUFF A LOT, HAHA)...
ENJOY!! I CAN'T WAIT TO START IT AND GO WITH IT...
Danielle ("Dani") Evans isn't like other senior kids at Maple Glen High School in northern Michigan. She is, in fact, the complete opposite. Dani Evans is blind, and has been since she was very young. In Maple Glen, that's not a pleasant position in which to be. Sure, many people in this small town were moved and changed by Dani's friend Hailey Thomas when the girl triumphantly took the stage and inspired those who watched her shine.
But Hailey is gone, now a college sophomore. Dani Evans is without a kindred spirit, without someone like her.
Loss is not Dani's problem. She lost the most important gift she could have been given, right when she was born--though probably before, for all she knows. Dani has learned to adapt, learned to live without seeing. Dani's schoolmates understand her, what's missing for her. Dani is respected and mostly appreciated, in school and in the community. She has a pretty decent life.
But one night changes everything for her.
While at work in the Maple Glen Community Library one Tuesday night on a normal shift, alone, something terrible happens, almost right in front of Dani. Someone manages to kidnap a young kid from the Children's Reading Room. Dani Evans didn't see it happen. She couldn't have. But where Dani's sight fails her, her other senses must succeed, if the kidnapper is to be found. Was it a stranger? Was it a weird relative of the kid? Someone from the community? Someone everybody knows? Could it have been Joshua, the new, handsome-voiced library intern with the smooth face whom work right next to Dani every Tuesday night?
Dani Evans has no choice but to rely on what she heard, what she smelled, and what she felt, if she is to be of any use to the police, to the child's parents, friends, family, and a desperate, frantic community. A community Dani has come to rely on. A community she has come to trust. Now, Maple Glen must count on Dani Evans to get it right. To trust her to believe in herself.