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Basically all I did in junior high was text, straighten my hair, add to my Benedict Cumberbatch shrine, and worry about how to be more popular. Thinking about it makes me cringe. I want to be different in high school. Like a new person. And I want to make out with someone. It's so humiliating that I'm a kissing virgin at this advanced age. The longer I go un-smooched, the more freakish I feel. If I graduate high school without being kissed, I'll be too embarrassed to kiss anyone during college, and then I'll most likely die without ever even getting to second base. Something has to change fast. This I vow: I will kiss a guy before New Year's Eve. (Or maybe it'll happen ON New Year's Eve?) OK, this I vow: I will kiss a guy before New Year's Day. Vow TAKEN. Fourteen-year-old Chloe Snow is about to start ninth grade when her brilliant, beautiful, artistic mum announces she can't create great art in suburban Massachusetts, and goes to Mexico to work on her novel. Bewildered at being left behind with only her (socially awkward) dad as company, Chloe throws herself into a series of new pursuits, including auditioning for the school a cappella group, making new friends, and landing the lead in the school musical. In the course of these adventures, she attracts the attention of Mac Brody, the cuter half of THE Senior Couple, and Bernadette Sanz, the school's Meanest Senior Girl. And then things begin to go pretty seriously wrong. Can Chloe recover from a gigantic mess of her own creation? And will her mum's Eat, Pray, Love-fest EVER end? Told in 365 diary entries, one for each day of the most seminal year of Chloe's life so far, this laugh-out-loud novel is peppered with texts, lists, emails and tweets, making it a modern take on the classic teen coming-of-age story.
For the past few years Tanine M. Harvey has written a monthly inspirational publication, "Soul Therapy," sharing her thoughts and knowledge on spiritual growth, self awareness and relationships. Simultaneously, she shared her gift with an online magazine, Squarerootz.net in the 'Manic Monday Motivation' section, writing a weekly motivational column to inspire people to begin their work week with a positive start.
Tanine M. Harvey connects with her readers in a candid, motivational and compassionate voice. She expresses her art to stretch her readers beyond their comfort, to overcome their fears and to use each experience as a spring board to foster a life of liberation toward a relentless drive for progress. Her writings are intimate, sharing the details of her experiences as she taps into the power within. "Walking in New Shoes" symbolizes one who is living the questions before the answers manifest. It's a journey of becoming something new through a life of resilience and self awareness. "When there is no one to encourage me, when there is no one to hold me accountable and bring me back to my true self, I am accountable to encourage myself." "Walking in New Shoes" will impact your thinking and inspire the colossal power within you. As you walk through the pages with your fingertips you will discover a new way of thinking, a new way of being and a new way of living.
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