2nd Place Winner - 2010 Golden Rose Contest
Bend It Like Beckham meets Dawson's Creek in this heartwarming romance about two teen athletes who learn that sometimes the finish line is just the beginning.
Young Adult Romance, 79,000 words, Dual POV
No boys. It's a simple, self-imposed policy. Quinn O'Reilly started her senior year of high school two months ago—her "no boys" policy firmly in place. Now here she is contemplating marathons and a European tour with Cameron Kelly, the handsome and elusive California-boy who transferred to her school and sent her life into a tailspin.
Cameron has goals of his own. He’s going to protect his broken heart, run some track, and get back to California without leaving any roots behind in Illinois. But when he stumbles across Quinn and sees all that he’s missing, he’s forced to consider whether he can keep shutting people out.
Golden Rose praise for Slick:
"Loved it, loved it, loved it. My thirteen-year-old daughter snuggled up to me as I was judging and began reading over my shoulder. About two pages later she was asking me who wrote the book so she could get it and finish reading. Later when I went to fix dinner, I heard my daughter giggling in the living room and went to see what she was laughing at. She’d stolen my laptop and was curled up on the couch completely immersed in your story."