I'm pleased to welcome fellow Astraea Author, Sandy Green, to my blog today. Sandy's latest book is called No One's Watching.
In No One’s Watching, the classical romanticism of Swan Lake meets the raw energy of Riverdance. High school freshman Kitri Othersen is expected to follow in her mom’s and grandmother’s turned-out footsteps - dance in a ballet company and then teach at the family dance studio. And she loves the idea. Right? Not exactly.
At summer dance camp, Kitri isn't chosen for a ballet role at the end-of-camp performance. Ironically, she’s placed in an Irish dance duet, a form of dance her mother, for some inexplicable reason, hates. Soon Kitri realizes that she’s falling in love with everything about Irish dance, including her partner Blake. When her archrival is injured, Kitri is offered the coveted ballet piece in place of Irish dance. Kitri has to decide whether to crush her mom’s hopes or tie a Celtic knot to her new passion and hang on.
After all, if you aren’t following your dreams, whose dreams are you following?
I asked Sandy to tell us a bit about herself:
How did you get started writing?
I was in the kitchen after my children had gone to school about ten years ago. William Shatner was being interviewed on the radio about all the technology from Star Trek that had become a reality. What would be the next bit of science fiction to become fact? I had an idea about a personal hologram and had to write the story.
Can you tell us a fun fact about yourself?
I can wiggle my ears!
What’s your top writing tip for new writers?
Join the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators or another writing organization, which offers information and support.
Good tip, writing can be a lonely business so it's great to have an organisation like this to fall back on.
Sandy Green is a children's author and poet from the USA. She trained as a classical ballet dancer, earned a BFA in dance from Florida State University, and has several years of experience with her daughter in the popular world of competitive Irish dance. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband and two children.
Thanks for dropping by and telling us about your book, Sandy. It sounds a great read!