Today I’d love to welcome Victoria Kimble to my space. Her book for preteens, “Harmony Blues” is the third in a series of books for Christian preteen girls. Victoria has graciously donated the first two books in the series as a giveaway on this, her launch week for Harmony Blues! With an average of 4.9/5 stars (and with 79 reviews on Amazon, wow!), this is a fantastic giveaway!
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I wonder if I’ll ever get over how awkward I felt in junior high. I’ve forgotten a lot of things about my childhood, but the memories of junior high are always vivid, never fading. I can picture my walk to my locker, the stairs to the classrooms, and my usual seat at lunch without even stepping foot in the doors of my old school building. I won’t even get into the spot that I stood awkwardly during “recess” at lunch, when they made us go outside after we were done eating.
I feel so tender toward kids as they go through this unavoidable phase of life. The thought of what they are facing drives me to write stories for them. I want so badly to save them from the awkward pain they are sure to encounter, but I know that is unrealistic. Since my stories can’t save them, I hope they at least let them know that they are not alone in their awkwardness. The truth is most everyone feels the way they do, no matter what kind of brave face they put on.
The Choir Girls series follows four friends, Summer McKidd, Maddie Ryland, Brittany Welsh and Cammie Dunn. These girls are navigating the murky waters of 7th grade and they often have to make tough decisions.
In Soprano Trouble, Summer is confronted with the issues friendship and bullying. How is she supposed to handle it when her friend turns out to be the bully?
In Alto Secrets, Maddie takes a look at identity and truthfulness. Can she be honest about who she is and what she likes?
In the newest release, Harmony Blues, Brittany wrestles with forgiveness as she betrayed by the people closest to her: her best friend and her family. Is she supposed to forgive them when they don’t even apologize for hurting her?
My hope is that tweens will feel encouraged as they read these stories. I hope they are encouraged to stand up for what is right, encouraged to be confident in who God made them to be, and most of all encouraged to seek what God has to say about who they are and how they should respond to the crazy curves they face in junior high.
Victoria is the author of The Choir Girls series. She is a wife, a mom to three girls, a full-fledged homebody, a so-so housekeeper, a mediocre musician and has dreamed of writing her whole life. She lives at the foot of the Rockies in Littleton, Colorado and she will never take that for granted. She loves French fries, superhero TV shows and movies, and cats. Sign up for her newsletter at www.victoriakimble.com to keep up with the latest on The Choir Girls and Victoria’s other projects.