The Goodbye Girls
A Quirky Novel About Breakups from the Award Winning Author of Live to Tell
The students at Lizzie's high school are notoriously terrible at breakups. Forget awkward conversations: they're dumping each other via text.
Inspired by the terrible breakups around her, Lizzie, strapped for cash, teams up with her best friend, Willa, to create a genius business: personalized gift baskets sent from dumper to dumpee. The Goodbye Girls operate in secret, and soon business is booming.
But now someone's sabotaging The Goodbye Girls, sending impossibly cruel baskets to seemingly random targets, undermining everything Lizzie and Willa have built and jeopardizing their anonymity. Will Lizzie end up saying goodbye to the business for good?
Paperback: 248 pages
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing (October 1, 2018)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
About the Author
I wish I had something really exciting to tell you about myself but I grew up in Halifax and now live one street over from my family home—my kids go to the same school I went to, my best friend since grade three lives next door, and her kids and my kids are best friends. I bet that seems sort of weird, like I never left. But I did. I went to Acadia then to the Mount. I worked in a preschool, then I was a substitute teacher for a number of years. During this time and well after, I worked part time at the Keg (for almost 15 years). It’s also where I met my husband.
When I first thought about trying to write, I always figured I’d write children’s stories or picture books—sweet and cuddly stuff for really young kids. After a few disastrous attempts, I realized that was just not me. I’m actually jealous of people who can write that kind of thing. It occurred to me that although I can’t remember what I did five minutes ago, I seem to be able to remember what it was like being a teenager—how I felt, the things that went on, the drama, the angst. So why not write what I know, or knew? It feels comfortable. I think I might stick with it for a while, though I’d love to take a stab at writing for adults someday like in the form of funny, short stories.
Staying balanced with Answers for Real Teen Life
With Stand: Staying Balanced with Answers for Real Teen Life, author, speaker and TV show host, Shannon Perry speaks the raw, but real truth to teen/tween girls, offering practical and spiritual advice to help them make the best decisions for their lives. Though Shannon holds a Master’s Degree in Education and Counseling and is a Certified Instructor in Parenting and Crisis Counseling, she sought the input of ten teen girls who she met with regularly for several months in her home. The girls shared their real life issues, offering Shannon a personal glimpse into the topics that affect teenagers today. Stand addresses the most pertinent questions that concern young women, offering real-life advice on topics such as friendships, dating, self-esteem and body image, bullying, cutting, gender identity, sex, technology, and parental communication. Using wit, wisdom, and scriptural references. Shannon speaks in a language teen and tween girls understand. Shannon is currently embarking a national speaking tour for a mother/teen daughter conference entitled IN HER SHOES, and this book will be one of the main resources used for that conference. Shannon is also using her gifts as a songwriter and singer to record a CD to coincide with the conference and book. A music video of one of the songs has already been penned by Shannon and Lifeway Christian Resources’ Songwriter of the Year, Paul Marino. The song entitled “Overlooked” is now a music video, directed by Telly Award-winning director, Jeff Kubach. For more information, visit www.ShannonPerry.com.
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Carpenters Son Publishing (October 1, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
About the Author
Described by one conference attendee as “a cross between comedian Chonda Pierce and Bible teacher Beth Moore,” Shannon Perry has been named the favorite speaker by numerous women’s conferences and groups. She hosts a weekly TV show, Grace in High Heels, which airs on five television networks into over 100 million homes. She is the author of three books, "Grace in High Heels: Real Life Reflections of Humor, Hope and Healing," "The Overlooked Generation: Parenting Teens and Tweens in a Complicated Culture", and the Reader’s Favorite Award-winning book, "Stand: Staying Balanced with Answers for Real Teen Life." She holds a Master’s degree in Education and Counseling and is a Certified Instructor in Parenting Classes and Crisis Counseling. Her articles have appeared in several magazines and websites including Focus on the Family magazine, Brio magazine, Charisma, Crosswalk.com, iBelieve.com, Beliefnet.com, among many others. As a singer and songwriter, Shannon has teamed with Lifeway's Songwriter of the Year, Paul Marino, to write and record songs for one full-length CD as well as the song, “Overlooked,” featured on Shannon's latest CD, In Her Shoes. The music video for "Overlooked" was directed by Telly Award-winning filmmaker Jeff Kubach whose credits include the hit television shows Survivor and Burn Notice. Shannon has performed with the Houston Symphony, at Carnegie Hall, and sang the National Anthem at a Houston Astros game and Houston Texans NFL game before 70,000 fans. Visit http://www.ShannonPerry.com for more information.