302e31faf9313ac3dca24dd7d0520648About the Book:

After having a tough sophomore year, Mercedez is ready to get her act together. That includes getting better grades, making amends with her family, and even say goodbye to her bad boy ex-boyfriend. As she tries to turn the corner, she realizes though she is in a better place in life she still has to face her own worst enemy: herself.

Getting back together with her boyfriend was a blessing. Getting him to say the “l” word was a miracle. As Julia and her collegiate boyfriend get more serious, temptations arises taking her relationship with him to the next level, fearing she will lose him if she doesn’t.

Amanda is determined to do anything to become popular during her junior year of high school. While trying to get attention, she tries to make the grades, get involved in every club at school in order to get into Princeton, and of course, date one of the most popular guys at school, even though he is a known player.

Angela has finally made it to her junior year of high school and she is over the drama of the past years. Though the drama at school about her has died down, it has escalated at home, now that her mother is back together with her ex. Angela tries to avoid her mother’s boyfriend at all cost, however when tragedy strikes, he is the only one she believes she can turn to.

About the Author:

Laura Francois has been writing for over a decade. When she was in middle school she would write in a notebook and later her friends would read her story and pen comments on the margin. That encouraged her to keep on. Francois published her first novel in 2009, Reckless Perfection. Years later in 2016 the sequel to Reckless Perfection, Chasing Ghosts has been published.

Her Christian faith is important to her and she incorporates her beliefs in her books. Her love for family, friendship, sports, music, fashion, and of course New Jersey also shows through her writing.

Laura hails from Eatontown, New Jersey and now resides in sunny Florida.

She comes from Haitian parents and is bilingual in both English and Haitian Creole.

If she doesn’t have a pen and notebook in her hand you’ll find her spending time with family and friends, listening to music, or trying out new adventures.

She is working on the third book of the Reckless Perfection series among other projects.

Author Interview:

Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?

My name is Laura Francois, the author of Chasing Ghosts, a Reckless Perfection Novel. Chasing Ghosts is a young adult novel that deals with faith, family, dating, friendships, and a lot of other relevant topics teens face today.
Below is a brief synopsis of the novel:
After having a tough sophomore year, Mercedez is ready to get her act together. That includes getting better grades, making amends with her family, and even say goodbye to her bad boy ex-boyfriend. As she tries to turn the corner, she realizes though she is in a better place in life she still has to face her own worst enemy: herself.

 Getting back together with her boyfriend was a blessing. Getting him to say the “l” word was a miracle. As Julia and her collegiate boyfriend get more serious, temptations arise. Julia contemplates taking her relationship with him to the next level, fearing she will lose him if she doesn’t.

Amanda is determined to do anything to become popular during her junior year of high school. While trying to get attention, she tries to make the grades, get involved in every club at school in order to get into Princeton, and of course, date one of the most popular guys at school, even though he is a known player.

Angela has finally made it to her junior year of high school and she is over the drama of the past years. Though the drama at school about her has died down, it has escalated at home, now that her mother is back together with her ex. Angela tries to avoid her mother’s boyfriend at all cost, however when tragedy strikes, he is the only one she believes she can turn to.

Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?

 This book is geared towards those who enjoy reading young adult novels.

Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors to choose from, which book and author would you suggest to be your favourite and why?

My favourite book of all time is Better Than I Know Myself by Donna Grant and Virginia DeBerry. I love the story because it displays three strong females from different walks of lives who remain friends through up and downs despite their differences.

What guidance would you offer to someone new to the writing work, or who was trying to enhance their craft or business?

I would say put God first, surround yourself around positive people, keep the faith, work hard, and never give up. Keep writing!

Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?

You can get a copy of young adult novel Chasing Ghosts at http://www.laurathewriter.com/. The trailer to my novel, is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AMlp0h_23Y.

Find out more and buy the book at the Author Website:

http://www.laurathewriter.com/home.html