From the Amazon best-selling author, Jacci Turner, comes the second book in the Finding Home Series. In "Bending Willow" we meet Riley and Mia who are orphaned and in search of a father who doesn't know they exist. They cross two states while avoiding the Amber Alert and find a family happy to receive them. But now…
...Riley and Mia suffer crushing disappointment when they learn they won't be able to go live with their father…yet. Staying at Nana's farm seems like a wonderful solution until they learn they have to go to school and Riley receives another heart-rending shock. Join Riley and Mia in their continued adventure as they face new challenges, make new friends, and get downright stretched!
Jacci lives with her husband in Nevada's high desert. They spend their mornings hiking through the sagebrush with their big yellow dog, Rocky.
Jacci loves chocolate, babies, and coffee with friends. She's worn many hats in her lifetime: therapist, school counselor, campus minister, and mom. Her favorite hats are her writer and grandmother hats, which come in wild colors and don't fit too tightly.
Jacci has written Bending Willow,about Riley and Mia, in search of a father who doesn't know they exist. It is the first book in The Finding Home Series. Bending Willow has been on Amazon's top 100 Middle Grade Action/Adventure list since it came out and represented Nevada at the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. In addition to sharing her stories about Riley and Mia, Jacci is the author of the Amazon best-selling young adult series, The Finding Home Series.
Jacci has an active blog and has written articles for Middle Shelf Magazine and Conversations Journal. She loves connecting with readers so give her a buzz on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Linkedin, Tumblr, or Instagram.
Have you ever done something that didn't seem like a big deal at the time but had surprising consequences? It's as if the very act of standing up for yourself, or for someone else gives you courage to do it the next time, and the next.
I've made some decisions to stand up for people who can't stand up for themselves and it has changed me for the better.
Her small victory over Josh had two astonishing effects on Riley's life. The first was that other girls in her classes started talking to her, all except Bethany Siever and her posse of pretty girls. Second, Riley started volunteering answers in all her classes. It was as if the one act had released a pent-up confidence. She suddenly felt able to speak out—at least about academics.