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As an author, one of the parts I love about story creation is collaborating. People tend to think of novel writing as a solitary endeavor - but there’s a reason that authors often need a few pages for acknowledgements. When I was writing The Boy Next Door, many of my writer friends served as beta readers. My synchro teammates helped me hash out subplots over team breakfasts, a fellow skating club mate learned some pair moves with me, and a judge friend helped with technicalities. It really does take a village to write a book.
When Sara reached out to me to look over the skating scenes, I was thrilled to be part of her book’s village. Since Every Reason We Shouldn’t is about both a figure skater and a speed skater, one of my synchro teammates who also speedskates connected us to the West Michigan Speedskating Club. With four minds working together, we were able to come up with a super signature move for Olivia and Jonah. Hint: think about how speed skaters look as they skate around the end curves...
I know a lot of my skating village friends are currently mourning the loss of their competitive seasons with the coronavirus pandemic closing many US rinks. If you’re stuck at home, this book is like a fresh breath of icy rink air. Bonus: it’s also available through Audible so you can listen and do off-ice workouts at the same time.