What could be better than a book tour? A virtual book tour. Especially when it revolves around Paralyzed Dreams. You can find more about the tour, the book, and the author here.
Excerpt from Paralyzed Dreams (car crash scene):
“Do you think we should pick up something to eat?” Mrs. Wilson suggested, hiding a grin.
“Sure,” Pam agreed enthusiastically.
Her mom laughed. “How did I know that you were going to say that?” she teased.
Pam frowned. “Maybe I’m too predictable?” she suggested, a hint of a grin in her eyes. Her mom laughed. One of Pam’s favorite things was eating out. She insisted that it made it much easier on her mom, but it also made it easier on her, since there weren’t many dishes to clean afterwards. She really disliked doing dishes.
Mrs. Wilson drove into one of Pam’s many favorite Mexican restaurants. After a quick breeze through the drive-thru, Mrs. Wilson turned to Pam. “Just think of this as your reward for being so nice to Cheri and Chelsea, and as a celebration. After all, it’s not every day Timothy Genther talks to you,” she teased.
Pam rolled her eyes. “Mom, please don’t get started on that again.”
Her mom raised a hand. “Okay, I’m not,” she told Pam, but the teasing twinkle remained in her eyes. The man in the drive-thru window handed them their fajitas, and her mom pulled out of the parking lot.
Pam closed her eyes, leaning her head back against the headrest. The motion of the car as they turned corners created a calming effect, and Pam’s thoughts started drifting. She imagined herself on a huge volleyball court, surrounded by people, as she and Lauren competed against the twins again, this time in the Olympics. Pam could practically hear the crowd screaming as she spiked the ball over the net, scoring the winning point. Her thoughts jumped to the medal ceremony. She and Lauren stood on the podium, the gold medals around their necks, the crowds cheering and screaming.
She was startled out of her reverie when the food she was holding on her lap started slipping. She grabbed the boxes before they had a chance to fall. Sighing, she looked out of the windshield, wishing she could truly be competing in the Olympics now.
Suddenly, a car zoomed out of a side street to their right, slamming into the side of the car with a loud metallic crash. Tires screeched. The passenger window shattered, showering glass over Pam as the other car’s momentum pushed them towards the opposite side of the road. Pam shrieked as the car tumbled over the edge of the road into the embankment. The car rolled until it came to a rest in the bottom of the ditch with creaks and groans. Neither Pam nor her mother stirred.
About the book
Fourteen-year-old Pam Wilson’s life is going perfectly. She and her best friend, Lauren, are becoming an amazing volleyball duo, and her dreams of playing in the Olympics are coming along wonderfully. Then a car accident paralyzes Pam from the waist down, and her dreams for her life are shattered. No more volleyball, no more walking, no more future.
About the author
C.B. Cook is a teen author with many short stories under her belt, and now a published novella, Paralyzed Dreams. She has been blogging for over a year and is working on writing a middle grade fantasy series. When she’s not balancing homework or writing, she can often be found messing around in Photoshop or talking to her dog. You can visit her at www.theworldofthewriter.wordpress.com.
That’s all for today folks.