Monday, April 9, 2012

A-Z Haven

For the A-Z Challenge, I'll be posting about my debut novel, Tough Girl.  A very brief synopsis:
Daily life is pretty dreary for eleven year old Reggie.  She's already mastered the art of dumpster diving for scraps of food and being her own parent.  Her mother, dangerously close to a full break with sanity, is of little help.  Reggie has invented a dream world where she and her best friend, Tough Girl, battle aliens for glory.  Life is manageable until new neighbors move in and Reggie's dream world begins to unravel.



Reggie's entire dream world is her safe haven.  In it, she escapes the hunger and dreariness that comprises her daily life.  Her fantasy life has mostly revolved around the Intergalactic Army and her favorite soldier-hero Tough Girl.  Now, with the arrival of new neighbors that lend themselves to rumors about the Colombian mob, her dream world turns to gangsters and gun fights.  Most of the stories that appear in Tough Girl take place on fictitious Planet Girth where the humans are the unwanted minority.

After years of reading science fiction and armed with plenty of real world knowledge of danger, Reggie creates a world of espionage, intrigue and crime.  The only problem is, the dreams start having a life of their own.


  1. Interesting premise, and something I think alot of people can relate too.

  2. I'm really looking forward to reading this, Libby.

  3. Sounds like a great story. I can totally picture this girl and her sad life.

  4. Sounds like she definitely has a great safe haven in her mind.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

  5. This is quite suspenseful! It doesn't seem like Reggie will be safe for long. Julie

  6. I can see why in her fantasy world humans would be an unwanted minority. Seems like all the humans she knows are a disappointment to her. At least the ones who are important to her.



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