When Riley finds her grandmother dead, she knows her world is about to collapse. Determined to find the father she knows only by an address, Riley and Mia take off on a journey with so many twists and turns Riley begins to doubt they'll ever find a real home. She ignores the question that keeps popping into her mind-if they do find her father, will he even want them? Or will he send them away?
Join Riley and Mia on this middle grade, action packed adventure.
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 noticed this? There is always at least one character who loves to read or loves to write in any YA book. Often in adult books too. I think the author's love of reading can't help but eek out into this character trait. It's such a high value for us.
True confession: When I was young I didn't like to read. My best friend, Julia, introduced me to horse books and I was SOLD! Then I discovered the Box Car Mysteries and you couldn't stop me.
So....share a book with a friend. You might start a life long love of reading.
The hardest part was choosing only one book to bring along. She knew it was wrong to take a library book with her but she just couldn’t leave it behind. She’d just started A Wrinkle in Time and loved the character Meg. She quickly stuffed the book into her backpack before she could change her mind then put one in for Mia, Amelia Bedelia, Mia’s favorite.