I am pleased to show everyone the cover of Cara Olsen’s new novel MUCH AS FUNNY LOVES A LAUGH. I am currently reading her debut novel AWAKENING FOSTER KELLY (which is really good!), so expect to read more about her in the future!
Here’s the blurb for her new book:
It’s Valentine’s Day. Raegan Delaney Morrison is eagerly preparing to give her ten-year-old heart away in the form of pink and red construction paper, Elmer’s glue, and a sequin for every thought she’s ever had about Christopher; he is the boy next door, and he’s been Raegan’s best friend since they were old enough to grab sand and make a meal of it.
With confidence, Raegan declares her love, certain Christopher must feel what she feels: tingles in his toes, butterflies in his stomach, and this magnificent all over sickness that sort of feels like the flu. And Raegan knows that once their ardency is out in the open, the sooner they can get to the good stuff: holding hands at school, sharing pudding, discussing who they’ll invite to their zoo-themed wedding . . . there’s only one small problem.
When does anything in life ever go according to plan?
A bewildered Raegan is left to confront the first of—what will inevitably be many—life’s cruelties. But perhaps not all on her own.
When Raegan meets Sue for the first time, she doesn’t comprehend the rarity sitting before her, disguised in dirty flesh and bones; all she knows for certain is there is something very different about Sue. What appears to be written and resolute to minds awakened by judgment, remains clean and potential to a child’s uncluttered eyes. Raegan is drawn to Sue; into her world without walls.
Ta daaaaaaaa! Isn’t it gorgeous? I swear Cara Olsen’s books have the prettiest covers. This book is being released in August, so watch out for it!Wanna know more about Cara? Of course you do, here’s her bio:
CARA ROSALIE OLSEN resides in sunny Southern California, where she lives with her very patient husband, Michael, and their spoiled pooch, Annabella. A product of a relatively normal childhood – whatever that means – Olsen recalls “Life had this relentlessly boorish way of reminding me I was wonky and unapproved. Regardless of status or gene pool, there is nothing simple or easy about growing up. Life doesn’t play favorites or carry biases; it’s the pits for everyone. But rather than constantly falling into the pit, often I chose to climb down willingly, lining the bottom with a soft place to land. That place is where I became a reader, and today, a writer.”
Throughout high school Olsen struggled with subjects Math and Science, but excelled at the arts, written and performed, often finding a kindred spirit in those teaching Creative Writing and English Literature. What began with an ardency for language soon developed into a burgeoning desire to create. This yearning took shape in the form of poetry and short story fiction, both of which have been featured in print and online publications. Olsen’s debut novel, Awakening Foster Kelly is the result of a four-year project born on a whim and sustained by its characters’ tenacity and their refusal to give the author a minute to herself. “In the beginning, getting them to talk was like trying to light a wet match. So, we had several long, sometimes combative conversations. I told them that unless they started holding up their end of the deal, I would have no choice but to fill in the blanks with whatever scraps came to mind. It wasn’t very long before I started showing up to find that everyone was already seated and waiting for me. We talked. I drank coffee. It was bliss.” These days Olsen considers herself incredibly blessed to be able to do what she loves most. However . . . if she wasn’t a full-time writer, she would have liked to join the cast of Saturday Night Live, or, taken over as CEO of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. For more information, please visit CaraRosalieOlsen.com & AwakeningFosterKelly.com
Go check out her books guys! You won’t regret it.