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.