I'm not cool. Ask my kids. But somehow I've written a coming of age story about sex, drugs and rock & roll. It's also about first love and friendship at that moment when the world feels upside down. This book is my:
There is a character in Chasing Nirvana who is obsessed with movies.
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A girl, a band and a dream. And another girl.
Fran Worthy is just another girl trying to make it through senior year in Aberdeen, Washington. But it's 1993 and Fran is gay. Her comfortably off the radar life turns vividly public when a student nominates Fran for prom queen. When confronted by angry parents Fran refuses to back down, promising to deliver her hometown heroes in hopes of winning prom queen votes.
Fran heads out on a 24 hour road trip to Daily City, California with four friends, including her crush who may or may not be gay. Their plan? To sneak backstage to ask Kurt Cobain and Nirvana to come home and play prom. No problem. Unless something goes wrong.
Ellyn Oaksmith is the USA Today bestselling author of the upcoming Chasing Nirvana (November 3rd, 2017,) 50 Acts of Kindness and other books. She lives in Seattle.
How do I find ideas?
They find me. We date for a while & if things work out, we marry. For one year. Best books for writers? Stephen King On Writing Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.