Since his symptoms of Huntington’s Disease appeared, suicide has been on Hudson Trent’s agenda. But when his dying brother, Coop, decides he wants to be taken off life support on national TV, Hudson’s plans derail. Never mind that the producers will back a network-sponsored fundraiser to pay the Trent family’s medical bills. Never mind it's technically just fulfilling Coop's Advance Directive. Hudson sees it as killing his brother.
Unable to face Coop’s choice, Hudson escapes to the top of a twelve-story building, ready to jump. But he’s interrupted by Remi, a firework of a girl with a suicidal plan of her own. She’s not interested in saving Hudson’s life, only filming a video that will turn their final hours into the ultimate suicide note.
The last thing Hudson expects is for Remi’s honest spontaneity to uncover a side to life he’s never known. When their night of firsts and lasts fades into morning, Hudson finds himself back on the ledge. There he must decide what makes death worth chasing, and what, if anything, is reason enough to keep living.
HIDING HUDSON, a 65,000 word Young Adult Contemporary novel, will appeal to fans of ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES by Jennifer Niven and MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES by Jasmine Warga.
Previous publications include the young adult novel, Antithesis, 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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