Title: Forget Me
Author: Chelsea Vanderbeek
Genre: YA Christian Fiction
Sabine is a budding poet who was practically born with a pencil in her hand. Though her intelligence and maturity far surpasses that of those around her, she lacks the confidence and social graces to come out of her shell.
She’s been forced on numerous occasions in the past to slip inside the glass double doors of Hilltop Baptist Church. The youth group was her mom’s idea, really. A shot-in-the-dark way for Sabine to try and make some wholesome friends in a wholesome place. Not that it ever worked out—at least she was usually able to make it out with minimal negative attention as her plain-old invisible self.
This time was different. She always hoped it would be different, but not like this. When Sabine decides she’s had enough of this life, she ends it and becomes more visible than she’s ever been before. Is it possible she wasn’t as forgettable as she once thought? The only way to find out is to watch the aftermath unfold, and no matter the outcome, she can’t do a thing about it. No one can…
…or can they?
Well how-day! My name’s Chelsea, and I’ve been writing fiction and poetry for the past eight years or so. Me? I’m that crazy writer you see scrawling an idea on a napkin while I’m out to dinner with some people—a dirty napkin, if need be. Then again, I’m not that frivolous that I’d forget my notebook at home. But I think you get the point. Desperate times…
I’ve been published before in Warren County Community College’s literary magazine, Ars Poetica, and also on the writer’s website Narrator Neighborhood. I live in New Jersey with my fam, and I also happen to be the founder of a publishing company.
The main genre I like to stay in is YA realistic fiction, but my writing tastes tend to be diverse. That is, I’ll read and write anything I find to be interesting, even if that crosses over into romance/horror/fantasy. I would encourage you to check out my blog at www.chelseavanderbeek.com. You can get a pretty good idea of my writing voice by looking there. And, y’know, say hello.
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/forget-me-chelsea-vanderbeek/1126467940?ean=9780998955506
Goodreads (page for book): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35218512-forget-me