Big Questions

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What’s your worldview? I know that’s a big question. In Truest, the characters think of life in terms of Story.

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Summer’s Last Hurrah

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Growing up, how did you mourn the end of summer? In Truest, the small town of Green Lake has a street dance the last Friday before Labor Day. In my hometown, we used to have a Labor Day pig roast– I hated having to go home early because we had school the next morning!

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Alacrity

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What was your first kiss like?

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Silver Lining

I had a rough day.

The flooring of my choice threatened to fall through and I had to scramble over to a flooring warehouse to look at other options– which I hated– and then had to make an executive decision without any input.

Also, some rough feedback from my editor.

But here’s the thing: no panic.

My heart didn’t race. My stomach didn’t tie itself in excruciating knots. My world didn’t end.

I thought: I’ll deal with it. I’ll figure it out. It will turn out okay.

If this seems small to you, you haven’t been around this blog long. :-)

I declare a victory.

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This Beard > Chuck Norris

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In Truestthe characters are overly impressed with an actor’s incredible beard.

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Book Review: Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers

Jackie Lea Sommers:

Ahhh! Love this review!

Originally posted on Kaleigh Walter Revisions :

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I don’t often read a book in day. I’m a slow reader by nature, so when I do devour a book in twenty-four hours, you can guarantee that I found the story absolutely magical. These addictive books pull me in and make me forget about reality. For their pages are filled with characters I can’t let go of and worlds I continue dreaming about for days, weeks, years (cough…Harry Potter). Truest was one of these books.

In fact, I was on a weekend writing retreat when I started to read Truest. And instead of working on my own novel, which was the entire purpose of the retreat, I kept wondering about Sommers’ characters and what would happen to them. I kept reading, kept going back to Sommers’ world.

Truest tells the story of teenager Westlin Beck, a pastor’s kid, whose life is turned around when a bright and…

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Love like a Storm Cell

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Do you remember your first crush?

Learn more about Truest at jackieleasommers.com/truest!

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