Thursday, October 13, 2011

Another new release from Tween author Nicole O'Dell

I met Nicole O'Dell online a couple of years ago through an ACFW critique group. She had just gotten her first contract from Barbour Publishing for her Scenarios for Girls series. Now, a mere two years later, Nicole has a dozen books published, with several more coming out in the next year!

I finally had the pleasure of meeting Nicole in person at the ACFW conference last month and she's truly a gem.

Speaking of gems, THE WISHING PEARL, Nicole's latest release -book #1 in the Diamond Estates series, has just been released. If you're looking for excellent reading material for your teenaged daughter, or know anyone who is, check out this series. You'll be glad you did.

Here's a blurb:

Sixteen-year-old Olivia Mansfield dreams of a land far, far away. . .

A land far away from her stepfather’s abuse and torment.
A land far away from her mother’s blind eye.
A land far away from the haunting memories of her past.

But then reality sets in, and Olivia knows she must make the best of her dire situation—at least until her high-school graduation. But when poor choices lead Olivia to the brink of a complete breakdown and she finds herself dealing with the unexpected death of her best friend, she comes to a crossroads.
Will Olivia find the path to ultimate hope and healing that her heart longs for? Or will the demons from her past prove too much to bear?

Series Description:

Diamond Estates. Three girls are on a journey to find hope and healing. Each coming to Diamond Estates seeking solace… Each with her own unique set of struggles… And each capturing hearts and challenging the faith of teen girls.
View the book trailer for a closer glimpse of what this series is all about:

Nicole's books are on the shelves of various bookstores around the country and may be available where you live. Or, here are a few places online where you can purchase:
Barnes and Noble
Christian Book Distributors


More about Nicole:

She writes. She talks. She reads. She speaks. Nicole O'Dell is a mom of six--including a set of toddler triplets! She is the author of a bunch of YA books, including the popular Scenarios for Girls interactive fiction series and the Diamond Estates Series. Non-fiction for teens includes Girl Talk, 2/1/12, which she wrote with her two daughters based on their popular blog column by the same name. O'Dell's desire to bridge the gap between parents and teens is evident in her adult non-fiction like the upcoming Hot Buttons series, 5/1/12.

Visit Nicole's wesite, which features great resources for parents and teens!

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