Like Father, Like Son.Intelligent, Popular, Handsome, And Wealthy, Sixteen Year Old Nick Andreas Is Pretty Much Perfect On The Outside, At Least What No One Knows Not Even His Best Friend Is The Terror That Nick Faces Every Time He Is Alone With His Father Then He And Caitlin Fall In Love, And Nick Thinks His Problems Are Over Caitlin Is The One Person Who He Can Confide In But When Things Start To Spiral Out Of Control, Nick Must Face The Fact That He S Gotten From His Father Than Green Eyes And Money.
NOTE If you would like to contact me, please visit my Facebook, Twitter, or website or e mail me alixwrites aol.com , but DO NOT MESSAGE ME THROUGH GOODREADS While I have a bio on Goodreads as a service to my readers, I do not visit Goodreads on a regular basis Like literally twice a year.Okay, bio.I was born on Long Island and grew up on a street called Salem Court This probably influenced m NOTE If you would like to contact me, please visit my Facebook, Twitter, or website or e mail me alixwrites aol.com , but DO NOT MESSAGE ME THROUGH GOODREADS While I have a bio on Goodreads as a service to my readers, I do not visit Goodreads on a regular basis Like literally twice a year.Okay, bio.I was born on Long Island and grew up on a street called Salem Court This probably influenced my interest in witches It also means I can t use that as a password or security question and no, I won t tell you my first pet s name When I was five years old, my mom said that I should be an author I guess I must have nodded or something because, from that point on, every poem I ever wrote in school was submitted to Highlights or Cricket magazine I was collecting rejection slips at age seven I learned to read early But I compensated for this early proficiency by absolutely refusing to read the programmed readers required by the school system workbooks where you read the story, then answered the questions When the other kids were on Book 20, I was on Book 1 My teacher, Mrs Zeiser, told my mother, Alexandra marches to her own drummer I don t think that was supposed to be a good thing Nonetheless, I learned how to read, and my second grade teacher, Dr Gross, was much cooler He was the one who handed me a copy of Ellen Tebbits and said, I think you re ready for this I didn t know what that meant, but I was VERY EXCITED.My family moved to Miami when I was in middle school I had a really hard time making friends, so I spent a lot of time reading and writing then But unlike Christopher Paolini or Amelia Atwater Rhodes, I never finished writing a novel Note to teen writers It s okay not to finish your novel in high school That was also when I learned to be a keen observer By high school, I d made some friends and gotten involved in various gifted and talented performing arts programs I studied opera in college I m a coloratura the really loud, high pitched sopranos and then went to law school.It was law school that probably helped with my first novel Breathing Underwater deals with the serious and all too common problem of dating violence I based the book on my experiences interning with the State Attorney s Office and volunteering with battered women I thought this was a really important topic, as 27 percent of teenage girls surveyed have been hit by a boyfriend I m happy that the book is so popular, and if you are reading this bio because the book was assigned for school, I m happy about that too There is a companion to Breathing Underwater, in Caitlin s viewpoint It is called Diva.I started writing an early and laughable version of Breathing Underwater in college I was really bored on a car trip with my parents I later learned that my mom tossed it out when she was cleaning my drawers Thanks, Mom I didn t get back to it until I had my first daughter, Katie I m self taught I went to the library and took out books on writing Then, I read a lot of young adult novels by writers I admired I write my first drafts longhand, then I type them.I think I write for young adults because I never quite got over being one In my mind, I am still 13 years old, running laps on the athletic field, wearing this really baggy white gymsuit I m continually amazed at the idea that I have a checking account and a mortgage So I try to write books that gymsuit girl might enjoy It s a way of going back to being thirteenknowing what I know now.Right now, I live half a mile away from my old middle school, in Palmetto Bay, a suburb of Miami, with my husband, daughters, dogs, and cats
- 263 pages
- Breathing Underwater (Breathing Underwater, #1)
- Alex Flinn
- 27 February 2017 Alex Flinn