Today's VBT# is part of the marketing group John 3v16 : A collection of Christian Authors and Book reviewers who have banded together to help promote christianity fiction and non-fiction to the world of readers.
Today's author is Stacy Padula who has just written book #2 of her series Montgomery Lake High -When Darkness tries to Hide. Montgomery Lake High is aimed at the teenage / young adults audience.
About The Author:
Stacy Padula wrote her first draft of Montgomery Lake High # 1 when she was only thirteen years old. Though she in now in her late twenties, she considers her novel to be a young adult book written by a young adult. She wrote the series in the hopes of preparing other children her age to face the “war zone” that is high school–to help kids deal with the stress and peer pressure, and to encourage them to “steer a straight path, pursue God, and not fall for the false promises of the world.” Stacy, a native of Pembroke, Massachusetts, is the program director of JBG Educational Group, and, to date, has completed five of the books in the Montgomery Lake High series.
The Inspiration Behind the Montgomery Lake High Series:
I grew up reading a few book series, that painted a picture in my mind of what high school would be like. Just after turning 14, I walked through the doors of high school and quickly realized it was nothing like what I had read; rather, it was a war zone! I felt that, in a way, the books I had read as a pre-teen had been a disservice to my emotional/spiritual/mental preparation for high school. That was when I began writing the Montgomery Lake High book series. I decided that teens needed realistic books to read that wrestled with the battles of social acceptance, drugs, alcohol, and other sensitive issues. I wrote three of the books while I was in high school, and then revisited them after college. I realized I had a book series before my eyes that had been written from the perspective of someone who was right in the battle! I then began professionally editing the books. After four years of editing, writing, and praying, I released Montgomery Lake High to the public. It is my hope that these books will help prepare pre-teens and teens for high school–the peer pressure, temptations, and harsh battle between gaining social acceptance and discovering who you are.
Synopsis : When Darkness Tries to Hide - Montgomery Lake High #2 - Stacy Padula - Jan 2011