VBT–The Making of Nebraska Brown by Louise Caiola. Guest Post

23 Feb

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The Making of Nebraska Brown

The last thing eighteen-year-old Ann Leigh remembers is running from her boyfriend in a thick Nebraska cornfield. This morning she’s staring down a cool Italian sunrise, an entire continent from the life she once knew. The events of the eighteen months in between have inexplicably gone missing from her memory.

All at once she’s living with Tommy, an attractive, young foreigner asking for her continued love. Though he’s vaguely familiar, she recalls a boy named Shane in America who she reluctantly agreed to marry. Juggling a new world while her old one is still M.I.A is difficult enough without the terrifying movie scenes spinning a dizzy loop in her mind: glimpses of a devastating house fire, a romance gone wrong, an unplanned pregnancy, and a fractured family – each claiming to be part of who she once was – a girl and a past somehow discarded.

Ann Leigh must collect the pieces of herself to become whole again, but she doesn’t know who to trust especially when Tommy’s lies become too obvious to ignore. And above all, her heart aches to discover what became of the child she may or may not have given birth to.

The Making of Nebraska Brown tells the story of one girl’s coming apart from the inside and the great lengths she’ll go to reclaim herself and find her way home.

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Author Louise Caiola

As a young girl who spent her allowance on Nancy Drew mysteries, Louise realized that one day, she might have a story of her own to tell. Maybe even more than one story. After years focused on raising her children she eventually reconnected with her passion for creative writing. She soon began to craft a large collection of short stories which were published in the inspirational online magazine, Faithhopeandfiction.com. Shortly thereafter, she authored her first novel, Wishless, a contemporary YA, released in 2011.

Louise devotes a portion of each day to honing her skills. She has several other novels currently in various stages of development. A confirmed bibliophile, Louise enjoys reading outdoors on a warm spring day and watching her pup chase leaves on a breeze. She looks forward to meeting others who share her love of the written word and invites you to visit her blog, her website and follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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Blog Tour Giveaway

$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Ends 3/16/14

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Of Breath and Water–guest post
I am often asked what it is that propels the plots and characters from my mind to their place on the page. Truth is – I don’t know. I wonder too about this need to create. To make something where once was nothing. So inherently driven by nature is this need that I am convinced I’m merely a passenger. Unwilling at times. Charmed and seduced during better times. Creation is to the writer what breath is to the breather. Involuntary. Rhythmic. I yield to its lead – more a conduit than a conductor. This book was conceived as are most of my ideas – in water. Through water. Seeds of thought sprinkled and nourished until they grow into people and places and problems and solutions. As was the case with The Making of Nebraska Brown; I met Ann Leigh and Tommy while I was showering. The boundary between the author and her players is typically uncomfortably comfortable. The process was slow-going. Much like Ann Leigh herself, the details of her life were presented to me as the days went along, in random and unpredictable spurts. It was up to me to catch what I could, sort out the circumstances, and give a voice to the likes of Shane Kirkland and Renata Moreau. I enjoyed getting to know them all, with their humor and sweet imperfections.
Creating is romance fraught with your customary relationship woes. The writer and his story.  Coming together by chance or fate. We bicker, laugh, cry, and love. But more often than not, creation isn’t so much chosen as it is supplied through the forces of the universe larger than our own will. 
I am that which I confess to on my website. The girl holding the pen. The creating is of its own accord. I’m helpless to contain it. Though for that futility I am ever-grateful.  

3 Responses to “VBT–The Making of Nebraska Brown by Louise Caiola. Guest Post”

  1. Louise Caiola February 23, 2014 at 1:01 pm #

    Thank you for having me here today. It’s great to meet so many awesome bloggers! Hope you will check out the book and let me know what you think.

    • CameliaMironSkiba February 23, 2014 at 6:50 pm #

      The pleasure is all mine, Louise! Good luck and tons of sales 🙂


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