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MINUTES UNTIL MORNING, a 65,000 word Young Adult Contemporary novel, is The Fault in our Stars meets Thirteen Reasons Why and will appeal to fans of Jennifer Niven.
With his toes pressed to the ledge of a twelve-story building, Hudson Trent has two choices: kill himself or kill his brother. Pulling Coop’s vent tube isn’t murder—that’s what the documentary producers say, anyway—it’s a kindness that comes with a Go Fund Me to pay down their medical debt. His mom needs money, but the unblinking cameras will expose Hudson’s secret: he has Huntington’s Disease, too. Sacrificing his own life will save his mom from suffering a third expensive and fatal battle with HD. As a bonus, he won’t have to watch his brother die.
Before he gathers the courage to jump, Hudson is interrupted by Remi, a whirlwind girl who’s fleeing her own deadly mistake. Hudson tries to walk away. The last thing he needs is another distraction, but Remi is desperate for a friend. When breakfast for dinner turns into a journey to document all their reasons for saying goodbye, Hudson finds himself tangled in Remi’s tornado and face to face with every experience he avoided because of Huntington’s Disease. A night of firsts and lasts—a party, a kiss, a dance, and a growing attachment to Remi—won’t slow Hudson’s approaching deadline. By morning, he must decide what makes a life worth ending, and what, if anything, is reason enough to keep living.
I’ve published a novel and companion short story with Inkspell Publishing. Several of my short pieces have been selected for literary magazines and anthologies, including Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things, Sucker Literary Volume III, and Spark Volume VII. I am a member of SCBWI and the Flint Area Writers Group.
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