"The old green sign with painted yellow letters confirmed it--I was back. And like it or not, this was happening."
14-year-old Julia Weissman is back at Lake Bradford for a very different reason than last time. Two years ago, she and her cousin Lizzie got to experience Camp Auctus, a leadership camp for gifted girls rooted in tradition, a place where even their mothers and grandmothers attended as girls. Campfires, fireflies, talent shows, races by the lake, friendships, and a mysterious Writer's Hut nestled in the woods were just a few of the things that made Camp Auctus special.
But after a tragedy takes her cousin away, the best summer of Julia's life becomes her worst. And now, she's back, tasked with writing a tribute to the cousin she loved so deeply. Except...Julia isn't sure she can do it. How can she put into words what she still has not been able to understand? Lizzie wasn't just her best friend--she was her inspiration for change in the world.
A book series about multi-generational family and friendship, loss and grief, gun violence, the growth of divisive anger and hate we have allowed in our country, and a story of love and hope.
On Amazon, paperback $10.99 and eBook is $4.99
Book Two in the Council of Friends series - coming October 4th 2020
"Of course I'd love to tell you how it all started. I thought you'd never ask..."
It's July 4th, 2052, and the memory of Julia Weissman's cousin, Lizzie, is still fresh on her mind. If she wants to honor her right and become NASA's first Mars mission biographer, Julia must slay the interview essay.
For that, she'll need her mother's help putting the family's history of struggles into just the right words. Happy to assist, Julia's mother, Rebecca, sits back to tell the tale of her first time at Camp Auctus when she was 14 years old, the same summer she met her sister-for-life, President Emma Richards.
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