Please join me in welcoming author Kara Leigh Miller to the blog today to chat about her favorite writing space! Plus we’re celebrating today’s release of her newest novel, Perfectly Imperfect!
GENRE: Young Adult Fiction
PUBLISHER: Anaiah Press
RELEASE DATE: May 19, 2020
Isabelle Carson is charging into her senior year equipped with a handy checklist to ensure nothing goes awry. Things she didn’t account for: a hot, new guy who almost runs her over, a messed up class schedule, and a boyfriend who dumps her for one of her best friends. All of that pales in comparison to the threat of her dirty family secrets breaking free from the perfect façade she’s diligently maintained since the death of her brother.
Grayson Alexander is on his fourth school in as many years. Lakewood Valley High is exactly like all the others, with one shiny exception: Isabelle Carson. She’s smart, funny, beautiful— the perfect package. But Isabelle is hiding something, and Grayson is determined to do whatever it takes to win her trust, except step foot in another hypocritical church.
As Isabelle’s life spirals out of control and her carefully crafted, picture-perfect image begins to shatter, Grayson does what no one else can: he makes her laugh and allows her to be imperfect. With rekindled faith, Isabelle sets out to right all the wrongs in her life. But Grayson has been damaged by his own family secrets, and Isabelle will have to decide if the boy she’s falling for more and more each day is a right or a wrong.
For years, my writing spot used to be a corner of the couch in my living room. I had a decent sized end table with my overstuffed bookshelf behind it. I’d sit there with my laptop and my often not-so-helpful writing buddy, and type away.
(Me on the couch in my kitty PJs with my laptop and Luna)
It wasn’t much, but that was my area—my kids and husband knew to stay away!
But recently, my husband and I had the opportunity to purchase the house directly across the street from where we live. So, we jumped on it, and converted the house into office space for both me and him (he owns his own trucking company). Now, I have an entire room with a massive desk and shelf space!! Isn’t it so pretty?
(My desk with my framed book covers and new desktop computer)
(My bookshelves with my Twilight collection!)
(Yes, I’m a huge, unashamed Twilight fan 😊)
(These wooden plaques, hand-drawn and painted by my lovely daughters, Sierra and Savannah, hang above the window in my office.)
Having a lot more space is so amazing, and I’ve been so much more productive since moving into this office. I absolutely love it! Though, I do miss my writing buddy. She’s now become my reading buddy and will lay on my lap in the evenings while I read.
Of course, no self-respecting writer can write without their favorite snacks nearby, and I have an entire drawer dedicated to mine…
So, there you have it—this is where I spend my days dreaming up new worlds and characters to share with everyone. What’s your favorite spot to read or write?
Kara Leigh Miller combines her knowledge and prior editing experience with a passion for the written word and a love for all things young adult. She currently lives in Michigan with her husband, four kids, three pit bulls, and six cats. When she’s not busy writing fun, faith-filled young adult novels, she’s spending time with her family. Find her anytime at: www.karaleighmillerauthor.com
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What about you? What makes you want to read Perfectly Imperfect by Kara Leigh Miller? What is your fave place to read or write?