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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

the true balance - Weird and Wonderful by Cece Barlow

"CeCe Barlow has done it again. Here is another terrific book full of Weird and Wonderful characters.[...]
Just like CeCe Barlow's other novel, Plumb Crazy, the characters are rich, the story fun and unique. I enjoyed every minute of Weird and Wonderful." - Janet, Goodreads


Published: February 13th, 2017

Gin Autry must finish the last semester of high school in eclectic Austin with her hippie grandmother while Gin’s brother waits for heart surgery in Houston.

Instability reigns, but Gin uses the principles of feng shui to find balance and send positive energy to her brother. She also secretly hopes her voice-over actress dream will advance and true love will show up.

Instead, she falls for the wrong guy and clings to the wrong dream. Nothing in Gin’s life is balanced, but when death threatens her brother, she discovers true balance is about listening, compromise, and the guy in the friend zone. 

Why I Write about Ordinary Girls 

I write fun and heartfelt stories, but I also have a mission. I tell stories about girls whose lives are continual shuffled to the side in today's literature. I love blue collar teens. These girls do not work at trendy cupcake shops or as mystery-solving detectives. They have jobs, that require elbow grease, humiliation, and perseverance. They work construction, fast food, grocery stores, and bowling alleys. Their lives are not focused on high school. They often have tough times at home, usually a function of failing health (mental and physical), drug addiction, and poverty. 

The socio-economically privileged girl doesn't interest me. My girl is ordinary, and she plans to fix her own problems. She is trying to figure everything out (love and life) just like everyone else. She hungers for an education, but knows a mountain of debt is coming her way. She's making serious missteps in life because she is innocent and inexperienced, but my girl is also finding the grace of reinvention. Her life is valuable and worthy. I hope that you join me in my celebration of the ordinary girl. I hope you celebrate the everyday life.

About the author:
Cece Barlow writes books for young adults and the young at heart. She's a a dash of fun, mixed in with some smart cookie and a splash of capable. She started her first fan fiction group in junior high and never stopped writing. Today, she writes about girls with lofty dreams and about the absolute craziness of falling in love. 

When Cece's not writing, she curls up with a book, heads to a popcorn blockbuster, or kicks back to watch shooting stars. If she sees the moon in the daytime, she thinks she's lucky. 

Cece lives in College Station, Texas with her college sweetheart Tim and two cats - one evil and one good.

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Jan Lee said...

For the entry to "Leave a Blog Post Comment", the link posted in the entry goes to a "sorry the page you are looking for doesn't exist" so it's a little hard to leave a comment there.

Jan Lee said...

I'd like to follow thru G+ but there's no link :(

Molly/Cece said...

Hi there, Jan! You can follow Cece on Twitter at @barlowcece and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MollyBlaisdellPage. I am also Molly Blaisdell, author of informative and imaginative books for young children. You can follow Molly on Google, but I only mention Cece every once in a while. Pss. I hope you enjoy Weird and Wonderful!

Molly/Cece said...

Dear Mythical Books, love your site. It has wonderful atmosphere! Thank you for supporting the Weird and Wonderful book tour. You are awesome! Cece