Chasing Eveline Release Celebration (July 11, 2017)
Just FIVE MORE DAYS until Chasing Eveline drops! This will be a dream come true. Literally. My greatest hope is that readers will love this story and that it will make people smile. So to get those smiles started, I want to share some of my very favorite quotes from Chasing Eveline.
“I remember so vividly how the drums rattled deep within my chest and the lyrics I didn’t even understand seemed to whisper secrets meant only for me. The song lingered inside me for days.”
“My heart beat in rhythm with every note. The quiet suffering in his voice and each melancholy guitar strum gave rise to a cavernous ache within me. He was so sad, overwhelmed by this drowning desolation. His love was over. A tear tumbled down my face.”
“A faint tingle covered every inch of my skin. My river of misery had turned into a sea of tranquility, and I closed my eyes, desperately wanting to savor the feeling. A lyrical life vest had saved me from another day of drowning pain.”
“Everything seems to glow. The blue sky and green grass soften in the golden autumn sun. The trees turn red, yellow, and orange, and resemble summer’s cherry-orange popsicles that always melt and give me sticky hands. The trees and their leaves signal the end of summer but keep it alive at the same time.”
“The yard is another iced cake with a perfectly smooth, thick layer of frosting daring a finger to swipe through for a taste. I drop the shovel and step out into the yard, the crunch of each step so clear in the quiet stillness of the morning. I stop in the middle and close my eyes, inhaling that fresh laundry smell. Then I fall back into the pillowy softness of the clean, white snow. Out and in, I swing my legs and arms, creating the first snow angel of the season as I do every year. As I did that year Grandma died.”
“When the song was over, my mom sat us on the arms of the ratty armchair and told us that great music would transport us somewhere far away and our bodies would float like butterflies in the April air. She said we may not remember Chris or Robbie, but we would always remember the music that played while our bodies drifted like shadows in the darkened gym.”