Tuesday, March 7, 2017

New Release: GIRL WITHOUT A FACE by Medeia Sharif #mystery #suspense #books


WITHOUT A FACE By Medeia Sharif

Destiny awakes with amnesia. She'd been driving on a wet road, about to leave flowers at a memorial marker of a deceased classmate, when she almost met that same fate.

Her mother, Mildred, is beyond restrictive, and she doesn’t want Destiny to have her cellphone back. A nurse sneaks it into her room, but it’s useless without the passcode. After her hospital stay, her mother becomes physically abusive.

Destiny and the boy she’s developing feelings for decide to drive around to spark her memory. She’s positive she crashed near a memorial marker. When they find the place in question, and when Destiny remembers her phone’s passcode, nothing is as it seems—and Mildred is crazier than she first thought.

Find Medeia – YA and MG Author

I was born in New York City and I presently call Miami my home. I received my master’s degree in psychology from Florida Atlantic University. After becoming a voracious reader in high school and a relentless writer dabbling in many genres in college, I found my niche writing for young people. Today I'm a MG and YA writer published through various presses. In addition to being a writer, I'm a public school teacher. My memberships include MensaALAN, and SCBWI.

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I’ve written middle grade and young adult in just about every genre—contemporary,
fantasy, historical, and paranormal—with all gradients of sweet and
serious. After writing my first book, I stumbled on a twenty-four chapter
outline template and have used it for each book I’ve written since then. Not
all my books are twenty-four chapters exactly, so I do modify the template for
each manuscript.

The template I use contains three acts and the opening, mid-point
reversal, and climax needed to amp up any sort of story. After using it for seven
published novels and several unpublished ones, I wondered what was so different
about it when writing GIRL WITHOUT A FACE. It’s the same template I used for
previous books, but there was a difference.

I revved up the suspense. When I write other genres, I usually have a few
quieter chapters (quiet still means I can reveal things about characters and
add some action) interspersed with ones with higher tension, especially if I
include romance and/or humor. With GIRL, I found that I had to make every
chapter intense. I was dealing with a character who had amnesia and was in
danger…all the time.

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