Guest Post: Brenda Youngerman

26 Mar

My guest today is Brenda Youngerman.  Brenda is an author, and I have invited her to tell you about her new book.

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Writing… reading… talking… breathing. These are all adverbs when you take them singularly; but to me they are vital parts of my life. I cannot imagine any facet of me without all of these adverbs interacting. Obviously we all breathe and have done so from the moment of birth.  Talking? Well…I have no idea when that started, but reading I distinctly remember doing from a VERY early age. Trips to the library to check out children’s books (which I later checked out with my own children) and then as my reading level progressed, my walks down the aisle of the library to grab a book that looked interesting.

And writing? Well I’ve definitely been writing since I was in high school with a precise memory of a short story I wrote about love and loss. It started with “Her memory hung in the air like the scent of a rose.” I printed out that short story and put in on my bulletin board. I had no idea then (when I was sixteen) that I would end up writing novels, nor that I would enjoy writing so much and it would become an extension of myself.

A Youngerman novel will take you on a journey into a life that you may or may not ever imagine. There are always twists and turns that the reader does not expect, and although life does not necessarily have happy endings, my books try to leave the reader with a bit of hope that things will be better for our star character.

I hope you give it a try…. Check out my latest book: Skewered Halo. You can buy it directly from me and I will autograph it for you! Come on by my blog or my website.

Psst! She’s Got a Secret!

Why would one sister have it in for the other? Sibling rivalry is taken to the extreme in my novel Skewered Halo.  Diane Newsome is the middle child born into a middle-class family. Her older sister, Brittany, has resented her from the moment she was born. Brittany convinces Diane that she was placed on the doorstep as an unwanted child, and she dare not make a wrong move or she will lose her family. Years later, when Diane finally tells her parents what Brittany has claimed, they are aghast, yet her mother still sides with Brittany.

Skewered Halo is a thriller exploring the lies and treachery that can exist in families. Join Diane as she discovers that her entire life has been a lie, resulting in murder and mayhem.

13 Responses to “Guest Post: Brenda Youngerman”

  1. Brenda March 26, 2012 at 13:28 #

    Thanks for this TB!


  2. lanceleuven March 26, 2012 at 15:27 #

    Ummm…Not trying to be picky but walking, reading, talking and breathing are not adverbs! They’re present participles! (Adverbs say how, when, why, and where e.g. If you said you were reading quickly then quickly would be an adverb). I apologise for my pedantry but I thought you should know!

    On a more positive note, good luck with the book! Your blurb makes it sounds very intriguing.


  3. laurieanichols March 26, 2012 at 15:38 #

    That was cool inviting a guest onto your blog, her new book sounds like something I would have read in grammar school and would have really enjoyed. Thanks Tilly!


  4. Hattie March 26, 2012 at 19:51 #

    I’m downloading a free sample onto my Kindle!


  5. kateshrewsday March 26, 2012 at 22:00 #

    Nice to meet you, Brenda – good luck with the book!


  6. RoryBore March 27, 2012 at 02:19 #

    I devoured Brenda’s first 2 books in 4 days!! that’s quite a feat for a busy mom of 3, believe me! But I couldn’t put them down…..I was so absorbed into the characters life..and fate.
    Looking forward to reading this latest one, as well as all the others as soon as I can sneak some money away from hubby! or drop enough birthday/mother’s day hints. LOL
    Good Luck Brenda!


  7. susik323 March 27, 2012 at 03:16 #

    Brenda, can’t wait to read it.


  8. evilnymphstuff March 28, 2012 at 20:06 #

    The passion for an art as writing is just so indescribable! It’s just… it begins in you and ends up in published novels. Great guest post!!


  9. eof737 March 29, 2012 at 05:36 #

    Thanks and welcome to Brenda! 🙂


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