Published by Katherine Tegen Books on May 31st 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, Romance
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Romance, intrigue, and action collide in this psychic twist on the classic spy novel.
Callie Sinclair is literally out of her mind; as the government’s youngest psychic spy, she finds valuable information for top-secret missions. Her work keeps her headaches at bay, but it means she must lie to everyone she loves, including her longtime boyfriend, Charlie.
When a new psychic arrives at the office, Callie can’t help but flirt; Jasper already knows her in a way Charlie never will.
But as her love life gets more complicated, so do her visions. People halfway around the world seem to be in danger...and people in her own backyard, too. If Callie can’t find a way to alter future events, she could lose the people she loves—and her mind. Literally.
Lauren Sabel’s enthralling, romantic novel captures the thrill of exploring a unique power in a dangerous world.
I have two kinds of writing days.
They are either incredibly exciting, with joyful surprises around every corner, and I run through the day like a kid in an amusement park – or they are painful, and I drag myself from uninspired thought to uninspired thought for what seems like forever.
On those days, I’m grateful for my joyful writing days, and I have to cling onto the memory of them to get through the day at all. Often I can bribe myself to get inspired with a mocha or another caffeinated treat, but sometimes I just count those days as payment for the writing muse on the more joyful writing days, and I go home and take a nap.
Most of the inspired days often look like this: I get to my office at 9 am and start by free-writing about the scene I’m going to work on that day. I try to include what the characters’ motivations are, what their dialogue to each other might be, what I want the feeling of the scene to be, etc., and then I pour everything I have into writing for around six hours.
On other days I’ll go into my office with a fiery taste for language on my tongue, and I’ll just play with words, placing one after another to see how they sound together. If any of those snippets move the plot forward or deepen the characters, great. If not, they still develop the book’s tone and prepare me for those times that I am focused intensely on moving the characters and plot line forward in one specific scene.
And then there are those beautiful, precious days where I wake up and words flow like a dream through my fingers. I wish that day were today. I wish that day were EVERYDAY.
About the Author
Originally from the Rocky Mountains, Lauren Sabel has returned to the cool mountain air of Boulder, Colorado after living in several wonderful cities that she will always love and continue to visit year after year.
Lauren loves her husband, her family, her friends, and stories that end happily. (Unfortunately, hers never do.) She also loves digging into her mind and revealing tiny gems she didn’t know were there.
Lauren learned to mind dig while getting her MFA in Creative Writing from Naropa, a Buddhist college in Boulder, Colorado. Before Naropa, Lauren studied film in Rome, where she developed her love of crypts and other beautiful creepy things. She also worked in the film industry in New York and San Francisco, focusing mainly on film festivals, as she can never pass up a good party. In San Francisco she worked for Chronicle Books, where she was inducted into the fascinating world of book publishing.
For the past eight years, Lauren has been teaching college students the joys of creative writing, whether they like it or not.
In 2008, Lauren was published in Undiscovered Voices, an anthology of the best new writers for children in the U.K., where she was living at the time. Then life got very exciting very quickly. She signed with Jodi Reamer Esq. at The Writer’s House Agency in New York, and they made magic happen, and that magic is named Katherine Tegen. (aka: Katherine Tegen Publishing, Harper Collins).
Lauren’s first book, Vivian Divine is Dead was published June 3 2014. She’s currently working on her next book, which she can’t wait to tell you about (but has to wait just a little while anyway).
Lauren believes that being a teenager is an act of courage, and is proud of anyone who manages to stick through it, despite the pain. 🙂
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