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.
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.
This or That
TV or Movies? Movies. I take mine with popcorn, extra butter.
Hot or Cold? As the song says, “Keep it hot, hot, hot.” (As long as I have central A/C, though!)
Black or White? I own about a dozen different black shirts. Black is the new white, you know. 😉
Print or Ebook? Print. I’m a very tactile person.
Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla.
Regular or Diet? Diet.
Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi, but I’m addicted to Vitamin Water Zero.
Horror or Romance? I’m a scaredy-cat. Romance is more my thing.
Action or Drama? Drama, hands down. Pass the tissues.
Pizza or Pasta? Pasta! It’s the quintessential Italian comfort food.
Skittles or M&Ms? I’m happy to report that I have conquered my fear of Skittles. Love the orange ones.
Sweet or Salty? Salty.
Summer or Winter? I almost named my first born after my favorite season – Summer.
City or Country? Wide-open spaces…country!
Harry Potter or Twilight? JK is da bomb.
Gum or Breath Mints? Gum – cinnamon or bubble, please.
Spontaneity or Planning Ahead? Obsessively planning ahead.
PC or Mac? PC although there’s a Mac on my wishlist.
Beach or Pool? Book in hand, sand between my toes.
Shoes or Sandals? Sandals.
Cats or Dogs? Adore the little puppies.
Apples or Oranges? I actually try to eat an apple a day.
Facebook or Twitter? Twitter. I dig the pace, immediacy and making new friends.
Text or Talk? I’m an auto-correct nightmare. Talk, for sure.
Introvert or Extrovert? Introvert.
Five Books that made me want to be a Writer:
SPEAK, The Help, Cage of Stars, Eat, Pray, Love, Call of the Wild.
Five Movies I watch over and over:
Jaws, Moonstruck, Tootsie, The Sound of Music, The Family Man
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