An Excerpt from the Book
“So I heard you got a corpse the other day,” Brock said as he drove his large pick-up truck. “Old man? He’ll likely be one of the last, huh?”
Paige twiddled her fingers and tried to figure out how to answer the question. “Yeah, some old man. Not sure how he died....he just sort of...”
Keep your cool.
She held her breath and looked at Brock.
“Old people just die. Happens all the time.” He chuckled. “Just not around here much anymore.”
“Yeah, he just died,” Paige said.
That was easy. No need for explanation. He just died. Why didn’t I think of that? It’s not like I killed him or anything. I just...helped him. Yeah, I helped him. There’s nothing wrong with helping people, right?
“Any more ideas on how to make the cash?”
Paige shook her head, “Your dad’s giving me a scholarship.”
“Oh is he?”
“Well, the town is. And it’s not official, so don’t quote me or anything; but he said he would. Three thousand dollars.”
Still not enough.
“That’s a good start.”
Paige nodded, still lost in her own thoughts. She was trying to avoid letting the guilt of what she had helped the kind old man do get to her.
“I really wish I could pay for school for you--”
“But my rookie salary is barely enough to cover the bills and put a couple bucks away for you know, ‘someday.’”
“Brock...” She couldn’t help but smile. His sincerity was sweet. He would do anything for her and she knew that. But she didn’t want him to. She wanted to do this on her own, the best she could that is.
About the Author
After several years of writing and editing for producers and other screenwriters her curiosity led her into writing novels. As a huge fan of Young Adult and New Adult literature this is where her pen tends to lead her. However, she does have plans to release a few middle grade fiction and adult novels in the future.
Jennifer attributes her love of reading and writing to her mother who always reminded her of the power of literacy. Besides telling her and her siblings that they could do anything they wanted if they knew how to read and write, she said, “You can go anywhere in a book. You can be anyone.”
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Angela Shelley, herself.
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