I'm not going to lie. In the last few weeks I have been in a frenzy of proof corrections and last minute editing of my new YA novel Chasing Nirvana. During all this I came down with a nasty, butt whipping cold. Not the achoo, excuse me kind of cold. This one is a 2 week headache kind of thing that makes my whole body feel like it's been in a rock tumbler. Instead of coming out polished, you come out chipped, exhausted and wishing your mommy wasn't 80 and you could be tucked under the covers and let someone else be the grown up.
A girl, a band and a dream.
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 Daly 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 3, 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.